An Amazingly Versatile Signature Guitar
The Parker Adrian Belew Signature solidbody electric guitar is an incredible marriage of technology and tone fit for a prog and experimental rock legend. Far from a slapped-on signature model, the Adrian Belew Signature is the result of years of collaboration between Adrian and Parker, and the results are breathtaking! From the built-in guitar models to the MIDI capability to the awesome Sustaniac pickup functionality, the Adrian Belew Signature is simply an amazing guitar.
When Adrian personally stopped by Sweetwater to play the Adrian Belew Signature for us, it was obvious that he was very excited about this guitar. If you're familiar with this man's inimitable style, you know he's capable of wringing every ounce of usability from his guitars. And sure enough, from whammy abuse to monster string bends to otherworldly tonal squalls, Adrian put his Signature through its paces, and it didn't flinch. He spoke passionately about this guitar and how it makes him play better. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today and see what this amazing instrument can do in your hands!
The Adrian Belew Signature includes a complete Variax system that is nearly identical to that offered by Line 6 (25 stringed-instrument models, 50 presets, 10 user-definable locations). All of this is accessed via the traditional piezo-volume control and a five-way switch. The guitar can also be used in "magnetic" mode by lifting up the Variax control. This option bypasses the Variax, and offers, via the five-way: bridge humbucker, bridge hum/piezo, piezo, neck humbucker/piezo, and neck humbucker settings.
The Sustainiac feature is accessed by pulling up the tone knob, and offers "harmonic mode" (full clockwise) and "harmonic-plus-octave" mode (full counter-clockwise). A ton of cool stuff can be instantly achieved with the Sustainiac, including full-bore feedback without a blazing amp, and eBow-like infinite sustain.
The Adrian Belew Signature is MIDI-capable, which allows you to build your very own "ultimate MIDI guitar system!" When coupled with an appropriate MIDI guitar system, the Adrian Belew Signature becomes a source of an endless creative inspiration. (To access all the features that this guitar offers, you must have a 13-pin MIDI device.)Parker Adrian Belew Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- One DiMarzio humbucker
- One Sustainiac humbucker
- Fishman piezo
- Line 6 Variax components
- MIDI capable
- Carbon/glass/epoxy exoskeleton on the guitar's back, neck, and headstock
- Extremely light weight, (4 1/2 lbs.)
- Carbon/glass/epoxy fingerboard with stainless-steel frets
- The Parker flat-spring vibrato system
- Solid poplar body and a solid basswood neck
- Sperzel locking tuners
- 13 pin out
- Color: Tangerine orange; other colors available. Call for information.