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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.
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