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Chicago, IL, July 1, 2009 – Parker Guitars introduces the DF824VR from Living Colour guitarist, Vernon Reid.


Vernon Reid is a British-born, American guitarist, best known for his role in Living Colour, which he founded circa 1984. As a tremendous song writer, Reid helped Living Colour to win two Grammy Awards, two MTV Music Video Awards, two International Rock Awards and numerous New York Music Awards. Besides playing a key role in Living Colour, Reid has created solo albums and worked with artists like guitarist Carlos Santana and African singer Salif Keita.


Vernon Reid Signature DF


The DF824VR is skillfully 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. It will be available with a violet pearl and black cherry finish with black hardware.


Parker Guitars is owned by US Music Corp., located just north of Chicago. US Music Corp. is a uniquely positioned, fully integrated musical instrument company that manufactures and markets instruments, accessories and audio equipment for professionals, aspiring professionals, collectors, hobbyists and beginner musicians. Also owned by US Music Corp are Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars, Eden Electronics, Oscar Schmidt and Vinci Strings.


For more information on Parker Guitars and its products, go to www.parkerguitars.com, or call 800.877.6863.