This is interesting. Parker has launched the Fly Mojo MIDI guitar, which features a Roland GK-KIT-GT3 divided pickup kid so you can plug the axe into various synth-type gadgets.

It’s also interesting to note that this one has Seymour Duncan pickups, and that Parker chose to use the Roland pickup instead of the piezo elements in the saddles for the MIDI information. Perhaps doing it this way keeps costs and complexity down, which is good news for buyers as well as techs.

So what do you think about Parker guitars? One of the best guitars I’ve ever played was a Fly back in about 1998 or so  – I was told that that very guitar was later bought by guitarist Ben Fink of Aussie band The Whitlams, and every time I saw him use it live I got a little bit more jealous.
Here’s the press release:
Parker Guitars announced today the availability of the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar to their stellar line of electric guitars. Designed for the professional player, the Fly Mojo MIDI combines cutting edge MIDI technology with the innovative breakthroughs pioneered by Parker Guitars.

The Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar features a Roland GK-KIT-GT3 Divided Pickup Kit, which allows for full integration with the Roland V-Guitar System, GR-20 Guitar Synthesizer or any BOSS GK- Effect Series Pedals. Utilizing plug and play connectivity, the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar allows players to create a world of unique tones with the simplicity and quality that musicians have come to expect from Parker.

Along with the MIDI capability, the guitar features Seymour Duncan Jazz (N) and JB (B) pickups, Sperzel Trim-lok tuners and an exclusive Fishman Piezo electronics system. The Fly Mojo MIDI is constructed from a carbon glass epoxy fretboard fused to a single solid piece of Mahogany.

“The addition of the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar to our Fly Series further strengthens our position as a leader in innovation within the guitar industry,” said Jody Dankberg, Director of Marketing and Artist Relations at Parker Guitars. “The Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar combines the MIDI innovations pioneered by Roland with the signature style and technology unique to our Fly line of guitars. Once again, Parker Guitars have set the industry-wide bar for simplicity and innovation.”

The Parker Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar Features:

MIDI Support utilizing the Roland GK-KT-GT3 Divided Pickup Kit
Seymour Duncan Jazz (N) and JB (B) pickups, Exclusive Fishman Electronics System
Solid one piece Mahogany body with a carbon glass epoxy fretboard
Sperzel Trim-lok tuners
Plug and Play integration with Roland V-Guitar System, GR-20 Guitar Synthesizer, or any BOSS GK- Effect Series Pedals
The Fly Mojo MIDI is currently available at Parker retailers. To locate a Parker retailer, please visit

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