Ken Parker Archtops
Curly Mama Mahogany Back & Sides, cut in the 1860s in Kentucky, salvaged from the first RJ Reynolds tobacco drying barn
Adirondack Spruce top
Mokume Gane Tailpiece, Soundhole Span, Tuner Covers
Gotoh Stealth gears embedded in the headstock
16.3″ across the lower bout on cutaway guitars
Fingerboard, Pickguard, Bridge and Other Bits: Ebony, Pernambuco, Snakewood
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Lucky is Ken’s personal guitar and has been in the hands of some of the world’s finest guitarists and has been on loan for special projects they’ve done. So, you are likely to encounter Lucky in some unusual places, when you least expect it.
It’s a very old instrument that is also Ken’s most modern instrument as it benefits from his evolution.
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Curly Mama Mahogany
Neck Veneer: Mahogany from “The Tree”, quite literally the most famous lumber tree in the world, cut in Belize in the late 60’s
Neck Core: Douglas Fir
Fingerboard, Pickguard, Bridge and Other Bits: Ebony
Tailpiece: Mokume Gane
Tuners: Gotoh Stealth gears embedded in the headstock with Ebony cover
Pickup: Parker/Fishman rare Earth humbucking
15.9″ across the lower bout
2.5″ thick at the end block, 2.25″ thick at the neck block
Unfortunately this guitar is no longer available to test drive at The Luthiers Collection. It was on loan for a limited time.
Thank you to all who came out to play this wonderful Archtop. It was a great experience to listen to all you great Jazz players