J Man & J Cat: Parker Unleashes Two Fat Jazz Boxes

Parker Pj12 J ManParker Guitars, makers of the unique Parker Fly, have announced two new hollowbody jazz guitars which are expected to debut at next month’s NAMM 2007 Conference in Anaheim.

If I’m not mistaken, the guitars––known as the PJ12 J Man & the PJ14 J Cat––are Parker’s first foray into hollowbody electrics (though they do have two acoustic-electrics on the market,) and both instruments sport a carved spruce top, carved maple back, ebony fretboard, and a single cutaway design.

Pj14 J Cat

The J Man (above left) is a double humbucker model, featuring dual Egnater humbucking pickups (each with volume & tone controls,) a Sunburst finish, pearl inlays (including the words “J Man” inlayed on the headstock) and a deluxe hardshell case. It carries a list price of $4000.

In contrast the J Cat (right) is a single pickup model, featuring a Floating Egnater Humbucker at the neck, a natural finish, single bound f-hole, Abalone & Mother of Pearl “Parker” inlayed on the headstock, inlayed Ebony tailpiece and a deluxe hardshell case.

If there are volume & tone controls for the PJ14 J Cat they aren’t apparent in the photo, nor are they mentioned on Parker’s website. The J Cat lists for $4500. Link [MusicGadgets]