The DF824 is equipped with all the great features Parker is known for in an elegantly carved new shape, showcasing a new, more traditional and ergonomically shaped upper horn while retaining the look and feel that is unmistakably Parker. The flared headstock provides more strength and allows for a thinner profile and a faster, more comfortable neck. The DF824 also features a 22 fret fingerboard enabling precise placement of the neck pickup for that classic neck-position tone. An HSS pickup configuration has been utilized for the wider palette of tones that today's guitarists demand from a high end instrument. Pickup mounting has also been improved to allow players to swap out the included Duncans with the pickup of their choice. The DF824 also marks the first time Parker has combined the premium tone woods of alder and basswood in a production model, further providing a wider range of attainable tones.
The DF824 features a Carved Alder body and Basswood neck, a Parker custom-cast aluminum vibrato bridge with stainless steel saddles, Graph Tech™ ghost® piezo saddles with an Acousti-phonic Modular Pre-amp, a Carbon/Glass fiber fretboard with 22 stainless steel frets, Seymour Duncan SSL6 neck and SSL6RWRP middle, TB14 bridge pickups and Sperzel® Trim-Lok™ tuners. It's also Midi upgradable.