Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of April, 22 2002 through April, 29 2002


Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Translucent Yellow with Binding

Every scientist since Aristotle believed that white light was a basic single entity until 1670 when Isaac Newton demonstrated that sunlight is actually comprised of many different wave lengths of light which, when refracted, break apart into all the spectral colors of the rainbow.

Astronomers can also determine the surface temperature of a star by accurately measuring the color of the light it radiates—red being the coolest, blue the hottest, with yellow falling somewhere in between. Our sun is a yellow sun, which means that it radiates with a slightly yellowish cast. As sunlight enters our atmosphere, the blue light is defused by the particles in the atmosphere and scattered, causing the sky to look blue and allowing a higher concentration of yellow light to reach the ground. Yes, even though it looks white, we must presume that we live in a world influenced by yellow. In fact it was the yellow sun of our solar system that was said to grant to Superman his extraordinary powers.

This Hollow Drop Top Classic is also under the influence of our yellow sun and also possesses extraordinary powers. In fact it is its Transparent Yellow finish which allows this one’s stunning flamed maple top and naturally beautiful Swamp ash back to shine through uninhibited.

Swamp ash was chosen as an ideal mate for this Hollow Drop Top Classic’s maple top because of it characteristic voice. It resounds with rich, low frequencies, soft-spoken midrange and musically sparkling top end. Traditional Swamp ash instruments are well known and sought after for these beautiful sonic qualities but in the hands of many players their deliciously delicate subtleties can be swallowed up by the band. Perhaps it is the effects of our yellow sun but Hollow Drop Top does not suffer this same fate. From the stage it steps forward with justification while delivering its gorgeous sonic ash character for all to enjoy. And the question must be raised: is there something about the union of an exotic Madagascar rosewood fingerboard bonded to a maple neck that interacts with the visually undetectable hollow sound chambers to further augment musical magic? Those that are said to possess wisdom, think so.

Andersons are legendary for their unrivaled playability but as you begin maneuvering on this sleek, new T/A Standard neck you immediately become aware of an almost otherworldly quality as you glide through your favorite musical passages with never-before-experienced effortless ease. When asked about this, Tom just smiles.

The pallet of tone from which to draw is impressively vast. Anderson incorporates their version of the Fishman Powerbridge for robust, plugged-in acoustic guitar sounds that can be played alone or blended with the already dazzling electrics. The incomparable Anderson built H1-, SA1 and H2+ electric guitar pickups deliver rippin’, medium/hot, musical humbucker power but split exceptionally well when any type of single coil tone is needed.

Our yellow sun has power and gives life to this beautiful planet. Native Americans understand the symbiotic relationship between man and all of nature extremely well and bless this world when they share and teach us how to better relate to this planet of ours. They say that the meaning of the color yellow is love and overcoming challenges through unconditional love. That is the reality behind this yellow world of ours.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

 MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top Classic

 FINISH: – Transparent Yellow with Binding

 BODY WOOD: – Flamed Maple Top with Swamp Ash Back

 BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

 NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard

 HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

 NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

 NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

 NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

 SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy

 BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo with Piezo Saddles for Acoustic Guitar Sounds

 TUNING GEAR: – Locking

 HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

 PICKGUARD: – Pearl White

 NECK PICKUP: – H1-

 MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

 BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

 SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull and Master Splitter

 PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

 PICKUP RINGS: – n/a

 STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

 DESTINATION/LOCATION: – n/a

 04-10-02A




Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Translucent Yellow with Binding





Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Translucent Yellow with Binding






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