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:
- 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.
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