One of the best things about being at the NAMM Show is that we get to hang with friends from all around the country.
Thanks for stopping by our booth. It’s nice to have you with us. May we introduce you to Steve Carr of Carr Amplifiers. You may already know of his fine amps or you may remember him from Guitar of the Week, where we featured his Ice Blue Classic along with co-worker, Mike’s Fiesta Red Classic.
Once Steve walked into the Anderson booth and strapped on this brand new TM-Series, Hollow T Classic, he was certainly reluctant to ever put it down again. Can’t really say we blame him. After all, this is the now legendary Hollow T Classic. Its optional Alder body has three sonically tuned, sealed chambers, supporting surprisingly robust but gorgeously articulate tone that makes a guitar player’s life much easier, with sustain that seems as if it wants to ring out, unrestrained, for days. An aged Maple neck trims and controls all the frequencies that abundantly bound forth as finger movements are negotiated with slippery and effortless ease—a very nice experience, to be sure.
But as you may have already noticed, there is something rather unique about this particular Hollow T Classic that won’t let Steve put it down. Look closely at the pickups. It is the application of Anderson’s revolutionary M-Series pickups that has everyone who connects to an amp in a stir. This is the new TM-Series, Hollow T Classic!
The M1 at the neck position is now complemented by the newest addition to the M-Series line, the TM2! What is so different about the TM-2 is that it has been specifically designed to fit into the traditional tail rout of a Hollow T Classic. Its angular application not only grants permission for direct replacement of a traditional-style pickup, but also allows it to retain those all-important highs while imparting girth to all six strings.
Let us be abundantly clear about M-Series pickups for a moment. Do not be misled by their looks. These pickups do not sound like humbuckers but rather they impart a most impressive single coil sound—but without 60-cycle hum. It is as if you have taken your very favorite vintage instrument and increased its string gauge from .009s to .012s—bigger but still wide and clear.
Now in possession of gargantuan single coil tones, you may find your inner musical voice asking you to step forward and rule the world—a nice feeling for a single coil player or even more so for one who has always wanted to add single coil sounds to their repertoire but have never been able to get them massive enough. For those who have searched, your quest has ended.
• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic
• FINISH: – Transparent Yellow
• BODY WOOD: – Alder
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural with Aged Vintage Tint
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin with Aged Vintage Tint
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.050 T/A Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Black
• NECK PICKUP: – M1
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: –TM2
• SWITCHING: – 3-Way
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Wildwood Music/Louisville, Colorado