With worldwide circulation ever mounting, it has been scientifically speculated by someone that Guitar of the Week readers are 97.371% more deeply satisfied and soothed than readers of any other type of contemporary periodic work of the very same nature.
A very impressive statistic indeed!
Even so, it has become readily apparent to the sharp and agile minds of the Anderson Institute staff doctors that there are those, as of late, suffering with a condition known as GMTWS.
Shocking, we know!
GMTWS or Gorgeous Maple Top Withdrawal Syndrome, as it is known in the guitar playing community, can strike without warning.
But don’t worry! The condition is not considered serious when handled properly and promptly with direct and powerful action—and especially since the remedy is so darn cool. All is good. You are here now…at the Tom Anderson Guitarworks website…the only known 100% cure for GMTWS. Take a deep breath and relax, gaze longingly at the pictures while we chat.
According to Anderson Institute studies, the condition can arise in some players when successive Hollow T Classics or The Classics, (non-maple-topped guitars) touting their more subtle looking and yet wonderful sounding body woods of Alder or Swamp Ash, are shown consecutively over long periods of time in Guitar of the Week. Yes, it’s true; some players need to view maple, or other exotic woods, on a fortnightly basis to stay in their groove.
So, you need maple? We got maple—Jack’s Pacific Blue, this week. Care to dive in? Go ahead, take the plunge! It is now known that these metaphoric waters can cure instantly.
And if looks can cure, touching is oh so much more. Once you pound a few chords and zip through a few riffs on an Atom, you will never be the same—unless you don’t play guitar—otherwise there will be no return from a state of total playing and tonal bliss. So, who would want to return from total bliss anyway?
And who is it that is responsible for this instantaneous metamorphous of manifested wellness? We have Jonathan to thank for ordering this amazing Atom through his good friend and guitar adviser, Brian Meader at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music. Jonathan is a long-time Anderson player who found musical accord onboard our Pro Ams as far back as the early 90s. Brian, of Washington Music, is a virtual guitar expert and trusted guide who can easily navigate you to your own musical masterpiece of playing perfection.
Take another look and another deep breath. You are whole and perfect again.
• MODEL: – Atom
• FINISH: – Jack’s Pacific Blue with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: –Mahogany Back with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium (Atom Standard)
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Wraparound—Exclusive Anderson/Pigtail
• TAILPIECE: – N/A
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – N/A
• NECK PICKUP: – H1-
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch—for 6 Sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• SWITCH TIP: – Cream
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: Washington Music Center/Wheaton, Maryland