Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of January, 21 2013 through February, 21 2013

Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Bora Blue Surf

Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Bora Blue Surf

Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Bora Blue Surf

…but what to call it, that became the big question?

Awe-inspiring Anderson guitars are now available with a new and different application of the sunburst paint theme—everybody seems to love ‘em.

Traditional sunburst finishes, which change coloration from the center to the outer perimeter of the guitar body, have been extremely and unwaveringly popular ever since the electric guitar entered the scene—loved by guitarists everywhere.

Now appearing: This new variant on the theme breaks with tradition, as its color change does not happen in a radial pattern, bursting from the center outward, as described above.

Instead, this new “burst” appears as a gradient color change, sweeping laterally across the surface of the guitar. This process originates at the horns of the guitar—as natural wood with just a hint of color. As your eye proceeds toward the bridge, color intensifies in depth and vibrancy. By the time you reach the iconic twin rear strap buttons, you are immersed in a deep “ocean” of color.

Although very cool, this layout of color did not originate with us. At Anderson, it began in response to a customer’s request for a burst spanning the length of the guitar. We executed the process in the Anderson way—very nicely. Although not known for sure, originally this color theme may have been first introduced by our friend, James Tyler.

So now, a new Anderson color theme option—what to call it? That is still the big question.

We thought of the name: “Segue Gradient Of Color That Spans Linearly Across The Face of the Guitar Burst,” but that seemed a bit long.

It kind of looks like waves, but…?

We grabbed our picks and headed to the beach to clear our heads. We wanted to be inspired, not go through long lists of names. Inspiration is always best for us.

As I sat on the sand, I do not know if:

1. I began to dose off
2. It was a mirage
3. We were visited by aliens whose spacecraft looks remarkably like one of our guitars

(Personally I think it was # 3)

But, this is what I believe appeared before me on that faithful day:

And then I realized—and it shook me to my artistic core—that the color gradient appearing on these new guitar finishes is almost an identical match to all the color variations found in nature as the surf meets the shore—true beauty.

That’s it! We will call it: As the Surf meets the Turf Burst…

Wait…way too long of a name.

Surf Burst…?

Wait…Surf for short…yea!

Surf it is!

We are so excited that we are now offering our new Surf finishes in this variety of color themes:

• Bora Blue Surf
• Arctic Blue Surf
• Key Lime Surf (Trans Green)
• Maui Kazowie Surf
• Red Surf
• Purple Surf
• Cherry Burst Surf
• Honey Burst Surf
• Tobacco Burst Surf

And there may be a few more to follow.

Inspiration, beyond the normal senses, it is how communication travels. An inner knowing that can transmit any message you need at just the right time—and it can come in any form—even giant guitar visions.


• MODEL: – Drop Top

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FINISH: – Bora Blue Surf with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Natural Gloss

• NECK WOOD: – Maple

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking






• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo



• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating


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