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Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 8:56 am
by vjmanzo
Well—this was a new one: Ken's associate Cameron's Fly with a Douglas fir body!

Of note: Cam worked with Ken in Wilmington from 1993 until the USM transition in 2004, helped Ken in 2004 during the formative years of Ken Parker Archtops, and is working alongside Ken fulltime at present at KPA. During his time at Parker guitars, Cam made this Fly for himself! In addition to the Douglas fir body, it has a basswood neck, a textured neck finish, Gen 2 DiMarzios, and the Powerchip-centric electronics system. It’s worth mentioning that the necks on Ken’s archtops are made of Douglas fir.
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Here’s a super-short video of me playing Cam’s Fly unplugged. He brought it out at the end of a long day and I didn’t have a chance to plug it in unfortunately, but hopefully this gives some sense of what this Fly sounds like! (spoiler: it sounds like a Fly!)




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Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 1:25 pm
by Patzag
What a pretty instrument.
VJ, you get to try out all the cool toys!

#Jealous

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 1:32 pm
by vjmanzo
:P

Crazy cool-looking right?!

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 1:45 pm
by ahmadimran
Wow! :o

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 5:12 pm
by jb63
One of only about 5 satin finish flys we've seen.

So jealous!

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 10:09 pm
by billy
That’s cool! Thanks for sharing

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:41 pm
by Fly Rod
That is quite unique for sure & pretty too!
Congrats to the owner Cam

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:52 am
by VinceGenella
Wow! This thing looks incredible!!! 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:11 pm
by NailCommunication
Such a beautiful grain pattern.

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:16 pm
by vjmanzo
I was a fool for ever handing it back to him! 🤦‍♂️

Re: Parker Fly w/Douglas fir body

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:24 pm
by Gregsaab
Wow, this is beautiful!