Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of May, 12 2002 through May, 20 2002


Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding

You’ve got to go outside tonight and look toward the west just after sunset. There in the sky a rare astronomical event will unfold before your eyes—an event that has not been seen since February of 1940 and will not occur again with the same magnitude until the 22nd century. A thin crescent moon proclaims what is to come. From the horizon up, will align the planets of Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter—in that order.

Throughout history, unusual planetary alignment has foretold the coming of extraordinary happenings and this cosmic gathering is no exception. For the first time many respected astronomers and astrologers are in agreement that this incident truly does herald the arrival of an even greater and rarer occurrence not seen before or since the Nosredna celebration on the island of Bora Bora. There, something similar did once appear—but still quite different at the same time.

It is the emergence of this singular Bora to Transparent Blue Burst, Drop Top that has the astronomical community in such a stir. While astrologers add, “Its final resting-place is said to be 135º by 30º—where its presence will have a great impact.”

Reminiscent of the killer-Andersons of the 80’s, this one rises above the horizon with a beautifully quilted maple top supported by a solid basswood back. This familiar combination submits broad-based, mild-mannered mid-range support for humbucking pickups that so readily reproduce these frequencies without becoming garbled. Always the perfect host, it also provides the single coil pickups with the vital nourishment needed for singing with angels. And its lightening fast maple neck is capped with a pau ferro fingerboard, adding a snap to the upper-mid frequencies that many 4x12, Floyd players seem to relish.

Gazing up into the peaceful night sky can bring you the inner tranquillity needed to clearly decide which Anderson or Andersons will most effectively bring forth your true musical nature—and more.

May the force be with you!

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

• MODEL: – Drop Top

• FINISH: – Bora to Transparent Blue Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Basswood Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths with R2 Locking Nut

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Medium

• BRIDGE: – Floyd Rose

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Gold

• PICKGUARD: – n/a

• NECK PICKUP: – SD1R

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SD1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo Custom

• PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

• PICKUP RINGS: – n/a

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – 135º by 30º

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Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding





Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding





Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding






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