Evolution of the Parker Fly
For forty-five years, guitar builders and technicians have
re-combined the features of available instruments in countless ways, trying to serve
the changing needs of guitarist. The uses and limitations of the new combinations
have been fully explored by now.
As different as they seem, solid-body and hollow-body guitars
both create sound the same way. Both guitars are mechanical devices made of wood and
other materials, designed to respond to a string's vibration. The only real difference
is the mode of amplification. One uses pickups, circuitry and speakers; the other uses
a wooden membrane to move the air.
The character of both acoustic and electric guitars is
determined by their materials and proportions.
Knowing this, we set out to create the most versatile, responsive
and dependable instrument possible. In the end, what emerged was the unique instrument you
now own. Our search has lead us down many new paths in hopes of achieving a harmonious
balance between the magic soulfullness of wood - which can suffer from problems such as
warping and cracking - and more stable modern materials - which typically sound cold and
clinical. Think of our lightweight tonewood and exoskeleton of high-modulus carbon and glass
fiber as a new kind of wood. This patented structure allows us to sculpt a beautiful,
lightweight guitar, optimized for its ability to respond to the string's vibrations.