Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of May, 2 2005 through May, 9 2005


The Classic
Alder
Translucent Yellow





The Classic
Alder
Translucent Yellow





The Classic
Alder
Translucent Yellow

Now we’re not insinuating that Enzo is Marco Ferrari’s great uncle or anything like that. All we are saying is that it certainly is curious how quickly Marco can recognize a high performance instrument when he sees it.

It only took one call from Eric and an invite to the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and Marco was in a tizzy. He needed a guitar right away that could stand on its own and go toe-to-toe with all the big guns that would be there that weekend. Most would be playing single coil-equipped guitars because they cut so nicely and have such a multi-facetted musical voice. But, in an outdoor arena especially, singles can become a bit edgy and lack opulence. Traditional mini-humbucks were not the ticket either though because of their rounded-over, upper-mid character. He needed more natural sparkle. Although great for many things, full-size humbuckers were just too bulky and saturated for this gig. He didn’t want to be lost in the mix…lost in the mix…oh no…lost in the mix…lost in the mix.

With those words swirling around in his head, he awoke with a start…and he realized, to his relief, that it was only a dream—but a very important and prophetic one. Still holding his pillow like an electric guitar, he all at once had a flash of musical clarity. He knew exactly what he needed—The Classic—equipped with a set of M-series pickups! That was the key to this age-old single coil sonic standoff. With that guitar he could easily accomplish what has always been unachievable to many players. He could step up and out beyond the realm of normal S-sized pickups but not plunder the all-important grace and clarity that only single coils grant. This would easily be the ultimate guitar.

Already legendary for their no-resistance playability, he knew it would be no problem to instantly become one with his new Anderson’s sleek and fast T/A Standard neck carve, buttery Stainless Steel Frets and ultra-comfortable body contours, even if he did have to order it all the way from the United States.

But the look…now that was a different story. To standout from stage he needed vintage…but not. He needed an outspoken difference…but not. What to do? He had always been attracted to the distinction added to T-Classics and Hollow T Classics that make use of the Transparent Yellow and Black Pickguard theme. But The Classic has never been seen this way—ever—until now. Yes, Marco knows performance and he also knows style. Why else would he custom order a Transparent Yellow, Alder, Classic and load it with Anderson, M-Series pickups?

What in the world could anyone need besides this guitar to do it all? If you ask Marco, he would tell you the perfect complement to his M-Series, Classic is a Light Tiger Eye Burst, Atom to handle all his humbucker duties with style and an unparalleled level of high performance all its own—of course. Coming soon!

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – The Classic

• FINISH: – Transparent Yellow

• BODY WOOD: – Alder

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – Black

• NECK PICKUP: – M1

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – M1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – M2

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull & Bridge Splitter Toggle—for 11 Sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Wildwood Guitars/Louisville, Colorado

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