Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of January, 31 2014 through February, 13 2014


Angel
Maple Top on Basswood
Atlantic Storm





Angel
Maple Top on Basswood
Atlantic Storm

At the…
The NAMM Show
some believe we performed our own production of
Angel and The Badman

It is Teddy, of Make’n Music, in Chicago, that reprised the role of The Badman—originally played by John Wayne in the 1947 movie classic of the same name. You can certainly see the resemblance…or not.

The role of Angel was (of course) played by none other than our own Angel, finished in Atlantic Storm and equipped with a Hum/Single/Hum pickup setup of H1, SC1 and H3—from neck to bridge respectively.

Editors Note: Teddy is not literally a badman, but a very good man. He is joy-filled, welcoming and helpful in many ways. A true Anderson Dealer. So, when we use the term “bad” we are actually employing an idiom of recent popular culture (more recent than 1947) to mean good. Rest assured, Teddy is “bad” in a totally good way.

Teddy really was instrumental (get it) in encouraging us to create a 24 fret instrument of unparalleled proportions and summon the Angel into existence.

In fact you can check out the Make’n Music site where Griff (of Make’n) explains more on the making of this actual Atlantic Storm, Angel.

But this all begs the question: What exactly is the brand new Anderson Angel?

Well, simply put, think of:

Angel
as a

  • Drop Top—with 24 frets.
  • Extended access to the upper frets—via the deeper cut-aways and longer horns—that look like an angel’s wings.
  • No pickup ring-styling—so neck pickup can nestle nearer the 24th harmonic for the richest “24” neck tone obtainable.

Oh yes, and…Angel…really does play and sound like…an angel. Just when we thought our NAMM adventures couldn’t get any better—Angel is here.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


MODEL: – Angel

SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

BODY STYLE: – solid

FINISH: – Atlantic Storm with Binding

BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Black

BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Basswood Back

NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Black

NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper

NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

FRETS: – Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE: – Sunken Floyd with R2 Locking Nut

TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

PICKGUARD: – N/A

NECK PICKUP: – H1

MIDDLE PICKUP: – SC1

BRIDGE PICKUP: – H3

SWITCHING: – 5-Way Add Bridge with Master Splitter

PICKUP COVERS: – Black (middle pickup)

SWITCH TIP: – Black

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

DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Make’n Music, Chicago, Illinois

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