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Maple Carved Top on Mahogany
Honey Burst

Maple Carved Top on Mahogany
Honey Burst

Maple Carved Top on Mahogany
Honey Burst

Maple Carved Top on Mahogany
Honey Burst

Oh yes…

Bulldog is a purebred Anderson through and through. So, no need to fret (worry), as every outrageous Anderson attribute is soundly intact and at your command.

Based around a traditional body profile that has been the matrix for at least 25% of all the electric guitars that have been (and are still being) made since the mid 50s, tradition comes to an abrupt end as soon as you give this masterful instrument more than a mere moment’s glance.

Attention turns quickly to a unique 3-on-a-side headstock. Totally new for Anderson, we went after fully functional perfection—and achieved it—with this look and layout. Its smaller profile and non tilt-back design allows for nearly straight string pull. Virtually, or never, before seen, this Anderson asset means unparalleled tuning ease and stability, while you could (figuratively) back a truck over the neck-to-headstock joint without damage. There will be no more arriving to the gig and discovering a broken tilt-back headstock joint when you open your case. Talk about guitar trauma! Rest easy now. Take a deep Anderson breath. It’s all good. We’ve got you covered—plug in, tune easy and play—all night long—very nice.

Strapping in, (which is totally irresistible) Anderson elements clearly make themselves known as Bulldog shows off its pedigree.

Bulldog comfortably nestles itself against you, thanks to a full, soft-cut radius encircling the entire back circumference of the body—oh, that’s nice to hold.

With the incorporation of superb, hand-selected mahogany, kiln dried to perfection and carved ever so slightly slimmer, this Bulldog weighs in at a mere 7 ¾-lbs—makes you want to play all night long. They’ll have to pry it from your fingers at the end of the gig. “Come on, just one more song!”

Rocketing up the neck, the deeper cut-away grants easier access to the highest regions of the fretboard, where Anderson Stainless Steel frets glisten under the lights, and promise and deliver the most rewarding playing experience of your life, while imparting all of their contact string tone directly into the neck wood—bending and vibrato is oh, so legato.

Sit, Bulldog…sit!

Making Bulldog sit—on your leg nicely—as you relax to play your more soulful passages is a cooperative experience. Responsibility for this good behavior is found in the body’s re-engineered silhouette. Migration of the svelte waist-cut rearward flows to a shorter, slightly narrowed lower body half with a flattened bottom that welcomes the addition of Anderson’s traditional twin strap button arrangement. This comes together in complementary fashion with a widened front section and cut-away horn that is shortened, rounded and splays further outward to re-distribute and balance Bulldog’s center of gravity quite nicely.

And it doesn’t stop there…of course.

As you gaze transfixed directly into the face of this guitar you cannot help but be taken back by the majesty of its features. Crowning the beauty of its carved-top is a gorgeous countersunk application of bridge, tailpiece and even pickup rings.

Now, how totally cool is that?

Very cool, for sure! But these stunning appointments are more than for mere coolness sake alone. Application of a slight countersink changes the angle at which your forearm approaches the string plane and allows the arm to be supported evenly and comfortable across the entire face of the guitar instead of touching down on only two small points. The result is blissful comfort from an instrument that features customary tilt-back neck-to-body geometry.

And of course that is a traditional 3-Way switch I see on the upper bout, isn’t it? Why, yes it is because a traditional 3-Way is the fastest and funnest way in which to switch between pickups…and has the most pleasing and familiar tactile feel.

…But, there is more…

Dual push/pull switches sequestered within each tone pot enables each pickup to be switched to a single coil-type tone. The result is 8 hum-free sounds from a simple-as-can-be 3-Way. So sonically versatile is Bulldog that you can make it through a whole night of playing without switching guitars—if that is your desire.

Once you’ve played the Bulldog you will be in love all over again—oh yes you will.


• MODEL: – Bulldog

• FINISH: – Honey Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Carved Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: –Mahogany Back with Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium +.030

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Tuneomatic—lightweight

• TAILPIECE: – Stop Tailpiece—lightweight

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking






• SWITCHING: – 3-Way, 4 Knob with Push/Pull Switches


• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream - countersunk

• SWITCH TIP: – Cream

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: Mesa/Boogie Factory Store/Hollywood, California

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