Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of March, 8 2004 through March, 15 2004

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Translucent Black Burst with Binding

“I see a Red Guitar and I want it painted Black.” I think I’ve heard Mick Jagger sing those lines before. It was on October 5, 2003, when we showed a mysterious black & white photograph of a Crowdster and asked you to submit a guess as to what the real color could be. Although it turned out to be Cajun Red Burst, there were those that saw it in their mind as Transparent Black Burst, and were deeply moved. Perhaps Dean was among them.

Simultaneously, seven hundred million years ago there was a galaxy known to the people of present-day Earth as RX J1242-11. In its center their lived a super-massive black hole with such tremendous gravitational pull that astronomers recently observed it literally sucking in other stars—a very messy eater. Anyway, it was these slovenly eating habits and the effects it had on the other stars nearby that gave scientists the solid proof they needed of this black hole’s actual existence. It is a commonly held belief that black holes can have such strong gravitational pull that even light photons cannot escape—hence the name black hole. You can understand how they could be hard to see—especially when 700,000,000 light years from Earth.

To further understand the deeper aspects of “Black,” we went to the dictionary:

Pronunciation: 'blak
Function: adjective
1 a : of the color black b (1) : very dark in color being the absence of all reflective qualities of light and having no predominant hue.

But here at the “Anderson Institute for Color Research & Astrological Events,” our investigations yield differing results. Training the massive Anderson research telescopes to another part of our own Milky Way Galaxy reveals a distinct astronomical phenomenon that demonstrate entirely different properties of blackness. In the A-27369 region we observe the Crowdster Nebula in all its Translucent Black Bursted glory and note that black is actually an intense union of all the colors of the rainbow. In fact, our highly sophisticated digital photographic equipment is still unable to capture all the nuances of color that encompass Translucent Black Burst.

Dean could not be fooled by the tremendous, light-sucking gravitational properties of a seven hundred million year-old black hole however and demonstrated an impressively thorough grasp of the beautiful complexities a Transparent Black Burst finished Crowdster Acoustic would grant—both visually and sonically. No longer would he have to be concerned about getting the best live acoustic guitar tones for that is a given with the Crowdster—in any color. And feedback is now a thing of the past as well for the Anderson is impervious. All Dean need concern himself with now is his music.

He chose a mahogany-backed body to support his beautifully quilted maple top and offer a resonantly bountiful mid-focus acoustic accentuation to his songs. A direct descendent of the most sweetly in-tune electric guitars on earth, Crowdster tunes up effortless when Dean feels it is time to make meaningful adjustments. He will do so smoothly and elegantly via its gold tuners. He chose this hardware color in order to accentuate the hidden fire of the finish.

You see what happens when, “You see a Red Crowdster and you order one painted Black?”


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Transparent Black Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard



• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Crowdster Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1.73-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Ebony Acoustic

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft


• PICKUP: – Anderson EQed LR Baggs Piezo

• CONTROLS: – Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012-.053 Elixir Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – American Music/Seattle, Washington

• 02-17-04A

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Translucent Black Burst with Binding

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Translucent Black Burst with Binding

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