Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of March, 13 2013 through March, 20 2013


Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Sheer Trans Black

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Let’s Go to the Show!

Look into its eyes, (yes, the Drop Top, not mine) deeper, deeper, even deeper still. You are getting sleepy, very...

...wait...

Okay, no, not sleepy...forget that part

But as you look closely at this NAMM Show, Drop Top, notice the light dusting of metallic flake, adding an effervescent glow to the Trans Black finish.

This Anderson color treatment is known as “Sheer.” This one is called Sheer Trans Black because it has the “Sheer” treatment over the Trans Black color.

And if you now find yourself asking: Can you "Sheer" other colors? So far we have also seen Sheer Jack's Pacific Blue and Sheer Trans Plum - so the answer is a resounding, "yes we can." Select your color and usually we can “Sheer” it for you.

This Sheer T-Black, Drop Top brought traffic to a stop at NAMM, as Anderson visitors would lean into the finish and marvel exclaiming how it lights up with differing angles of viewing.

But really, the coolest thing about the "Sheer" treatment is that in low light it looks just like a regular Trans Black but when the stage lights come on...it illuminates like it was plugged in – light bouncing everywhere.

It is really impressive to behold.

This treatment was first brought to “light” with the Trans Plum finish when Ryan Ochsner prominently played one on tour with Kellie Pickler.

Editor’s note: Click it above and make sure you scroll down to the shot where Ryan is singing into the mic and playing. Here you can see how the stage lights illuminate the “Sheer” treatment.

This enlightened Drop Top is now with Jack at Northeast Music Center, who envisioned this guitar would be something very special. Oh and he was so right!

Well, loaded with a complement of SC1 pickups in the neck and middle positions, a covered HC3 at the bridge and paired with unparalleled Anderson playability, how could he be wrong?

Could not be!

After all, right is right…right?

And a special Anderson community “Shout Out” and good wishes goes to Jack. He is recovering nicely from a “procedure.” For that we are very glad because Jack is a fantastic guy.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Drop Top

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• BODY STYLE: – solid

• FINISH: – Sheer Trans Black with Binding

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Matching

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Alder Back

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – SC1

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SC1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: –HC3

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge with Bridge Splitter + VA Boost

• PICKUP COVERS: – Black & Nickel

• PICKUP RINGS & SWITCH TIP: – Black

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Northeast Music Center, Dickson City, Pennsylvania

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