Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of March, 15 2004 through March, 22 2004

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

When the sun goes down on the city and the downtown lights are all aglow, it is then that his guitars come out. It is time—time to gig again. But don’t worry, Mark is well equipped for another successful and satisfying musical experience. He has been an Anderson electric guitar player for years now so it only made sense that he would consider the Crowdster Acoustic very carefully when wanting to add the extra dimension of superlative acoustic guitar sounds to his live musical situation, with the band or alone.

Picking up his new Crowdster, Mark was remarkably surprised (get it…“Mark was remarkably”…okay, forget I said that) by its very acoustic-guitar feel but even more shocked as he quickly found himself effortlessly chording way up the neck with uninhibited resonance and harmonically happy intonation. Now that’s something you don’t experience everyday with an instrument of this genre. Plugging in revealed another level of live acoustic guitar performance that Mark had only secretly hoped he could achieve. But after only a few unrestrained chords his dreams were realized and perhaps even surpassed as unleashed, full-bodied acoustic guitar tones bounded around the walls of the club without a hint of feedback to limit all that he wanted and needed to express.

It is at this moment that Mark would lay another of his burning Crowdster questions forever to rest. He now has the physical evidence before him, or rather under his forearm, to validate the tales of enhanced strumming-hand comfort imparted by the subtle but effective nature of a Crowdster body-contour—something never before witnessed by any other than those who have actually held a Crowdster in their hands.

As if this wasn’t enough to fully satisfy the artist within, Mark chose to accentuate his Crowdster’s naturally flamed, maple top grain pattern with the hue of Arctic Blue Burst—a color that has never before appeared on a Crowdster. And he went even further by unmasking the body’s back and sides with a clear-coat treatment designed to reveal the optional mahogany in its natural, unaltered glory. This is a color scheme variant never before depicted on any Anderson Guitar.

So, is it his unequaled level of tonal manifestation that guarantees Mark a place of honor in his band? Well yes, but maybe not entirely. You see, Mark is a design engineer for Chrysler Motor Corporation and as such is required by the bylaws of the company to transport himself and the band to the gigs in automotive style. After all, first impressions can mean a lot to the success of a show. This is no problem for Mark as he prepares to easily load his Duel Rectifier, 4x12 cab and several Anderson Guitars into a new 2005 Inferno Red, Dodge Magnum—and it has a Hemi under the hood.

But what if the drummer is feeling left out—what then? You can’t just leave him and his gear standing by the side of the road. That’s when Mark rolls out the Ram STR-10. With plenty of space in the back, they quickly pack the drums and head out on the open road. An added benefit of this ride is how the wide cab provides enough room for Mark to comfortably play a few songs on his new Crowdster Acoustic while in transit—musicians just do those kinds of things. And if they find themselves running a bit tardy, that is no problem either, for this monster is Viper-powered. Its 500 horsepower V-10 coupled to a manual 6-speed transmission will insure timely transportation to any gig.

But for those very special times when the roadies have taken care of everything and all Mark needs to be concerned with is arriving at the gig with his Andersons safe under his arms, he lifts the garage door on a Viper. Out into the night with his Crowdster and Cobra onboard a Viper—how cool is that?


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame 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


• 06-28-04M

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

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