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Microphone Month 3

Guitar of the Day

Well now, here’s something you don’t see every day! It’s called (appropriately enough) the Parker Fly Mojo Limited Edition Snakeskin. We’re pretty certain that there have been times in the past when you thought, “You know, all I really need to make it big is a guitar with a snakeskin top!” But you probably never thought you’d actually see one! With all of the flamed and quilted maple tops being produced today, it’s obvious that the folks at Parker wanted something to set them apart from the crowd, and man, they sure did with this guitar! Once you get used to the idea that the top of this deeply carved mahogany-bodied, limited-edition instrument used to be a real snake – a python to be exact – it’s actually a pretty cool-looking guitar, particularly since it’s applied over the decidedly different body shape of the Parker Fly, which is unique even without being covered in reptile. (Note: for those who prefer to stick with figured maple, we have the Parker Fly Supreme in stock). For those of you who aren’t herpetologists, the python is the common name for non-poisonous snakes in the boa constrictor family. They sometimes reach a gigantic size and are capable of swallowing prey as large as an adult crocodile! Yikes!

But there’s more to this guitar than just its nearly surreal, eye-popping top. The new Fly Mojo Python guitar includes all of the unique features that have made the Fly Mojo one of Parker’s most iconic models, including the thin, carved mahogany body and proprietary carbon-glass material bonded to the back of the body, neck, and the entire headstock for superior strength, all in an amazingly well-balanced guitar. For pickups, Parker chose a pair of specially designed Seymour Duncan humbuckers with push/pull coil-tap controls coupled with custom Fishman Transducer piezo pickups and a specially voiced stereo preamp, so you get great acoustic guitar sounds along with the wide array of electric guitar tones. Hardware includes a Parker custom-cast aluminum vibrato bridge, stainless steel saddles, stainless steel frets and Sperzel locking tuners. The Fly Mojo Exotic Python is a real limited-edition guitar: Only 50 of these will be built! It ships direct to your door in a custom-fitted hardshell case with certificate of authenticity and a sample of the actual snakeskin used on the guitar.

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