It’s a big year for Living Colour fans, with the release of the new album The Chair In The Door on September 15 (more info here, or keep reading to see video of one of the tracks performed live) and the new Parker DF824VR Dragon Fly. Can’t wait to try this one out!

Here are excerpts from the press release:

The DF824VR from Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid
Vernon Reid is best known for his role in Living Colour, which he founded in 1984. The DF824VR was crafted in his honor.

The DF824VR is constructed of a poplar body, top and neck with a Parker Finger Joint set neck, and carbon composite fretboard. The DF824VR has a Floyd Rose original bridge, Grover tuners, EMG SAX neck and middle pickup and an EMG 81X bridge pickup. Available now in a violet pearl and black cherry finish with black hardware.

The DF842AD from Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz
Grammy-nominated heavy metal group Killswitch Engage has become one of the hottest touring bands since they hit the charts in 2004 thanks to influential guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz. Parker teamed up with Dutkiewicz to create a guitar that reflects his extremely articulate yet wild and unpredicatable style.

The DF842AD is expertly crafted of a mahogany body and top, mahogany neck with a Parker Finger Joint set neck, and carbon composite fretboard. Additional features include a Parker Tremelo bridge, Sperzel locking tuners, an EMG 85 pickup and an EMG 81 bridge pickup. Available now in black ice and dusty black finish with black hardware.

For more info, visit and Premier Guitar, and thanks to Guitar Noize for once again retweeting awesome news! Man, you’re on it today!