|Parker Guitars is a manufacturer of lightweight modern
electric guitars and basses, started by Ken Parker in the early 90s.
Ken Parker began in a workshop in Rochester, New York, where he
developed electric guitars, which stand out significantly from the design
of previous electric guitars.
Differences between his electric guitars and other include:
* Thin, lightweight guitars that are usually made of
* use of composite materials in the body and the
fingerboard, such as carbon fiber (as opposed to common wood guitar)
* Use of electric and piezo-electric pickups with active
* ergonomic body design
* Adjustable, locking bridge
In 2004 the company was sold to the U.S. Music Corp (Washburn), based
in Illinois . A series of models with cheap guitars are manufactured in
Asia. Ken Parker is still a consultant the company.
Since 2002, the Parker Fly Bass guitar was produced in 4 - and 5-string
versions. These instruments are well balancedl. As with the electric
guitar, the magnetic and piezoelectric pickups are mixed by blending.
Since 2007, Parker is building also acoustic-electric guitars.
By Melanie Bradley