Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of May, 15 2006 through May, 22 2006


Hollow T Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Transparent Orange with Binding





Hollow T Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Transparent Orange with Binding





Hollow T Classic
Maple Top on Swamp Ash
Transparent Orange with Binding





Hollow Classic
Swamp Ash
Translucent Plum





Hollow Classic
Swamp Ash
Translucent Plum

The record company called! Change of plans.

You will be recording some of the tracks for your new album in Nashville instead of L.A. What are you going to do now? You had Tim Pierce all lined up for L.A. He’s so great and so easy to work with that you were feeling very confident with how everything was going.

(Did you read last week’s Guitar of the Week about Tim Pierce? If not, read it now, for fun. It’s like being kept up to date with your favorite ongoing T.V. drama, as the voice-over says: “Previous, on Guitar of the Week.”)

Don’t worry. You are okay. Let’s go over the check list once again.

Anderson guitars? Check! You’re still good.

But now what? A new city and a new studio?

You are in luck—you are always in luck. Once again, the producer knows someone…someone who can lend just the right feel to just the right parts. He’s got you covered.

Who is he?

He is a big, big studio guy in Nashville—one of the First-Call guys. There is only a handful. He is The One! He has played on almost everybody’s album in town. Here is just a sample of his credits: • Alison Brown • Pam Tillis • Paul Brandt • Jeff Foxworthy • Faith Hill • Jo Dee Messina • Reba McEntire • Randy Travis • Bryan White • John Berry • The Oak Ridge Boys • Alabama • Art Garfunkel • BlackHawk • Craig Morgan • Aaron Lines • Michael English • Phil Vassar • Russ Taff • Billy Gilman • Billy Dean • Chely Wright • Trace Adkins • Josh Turner • Johnny Cash/Dave Mathews • Waylan Jennings • Lonestar

…And the list goes on and on. Many of the songs he has played on became number 1 hits—literally too many to mention—impressive.

But we need to talk about what is most important: how is Jeff to work with and what guitars does he love the most? After all, the vibe of this record will be heard through the music as well. You need it to all flow together.

Perhaps these two aspects go hand-in-hand. Jeff loves his two Tom Anderson Guitars—a Transparent Plum, Classic with a Swamp Ash Body and Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard neck, and a Hollow T Classic Drop Top with a Swamp Ash-backed, Quilted Maple Top body, and again, a Maple neck with a Madagascar Rosewood fingerboard. He takes them everywhere with him. This can be a little awkward when scuba diving, but hey, he loves them, and it gives him a totally new sound.

And guess who is now also seriously eyeing an Atom?

But the above is only one of the two aspects. The other, is the most important. How is he—as a person, I mean? You have no worries here. You don’t do this many records and get call-backs everyday without being enjoyable to work with, that is for sure. But in all our personal dealings with Jeff, we have been immediately and thoroughly impressed with his depth of character. He is a caring person who is most concerned about the wellbeing of those around him. It is this aspect that speaks volumes about the man, Jeff King, and is the real secret as to why he is so successful.

A quick run down of the rest of his gear reveals a 5 amp-head set up, comprised of a: • Naylor Super-Drive 60 • Bassman 50, mid-60’s, black-face • Matchless HC 30 • Strab Cantus • Komet 60 watt

In his own studio he also relies on a Hiwatt Lead 30 and a 65 London.

All these fine amplifiers can be selectively routed through a 4x12 Marshall cabinet.

He also keeps an early 70’s Fender Deluxe in tow—which can be run through its own speaker or sent to the Marshall as well.

No real studio player could arrive at the gig without effects, and Jeff complies with a big road case full of pedals. They can be subbed on and off his board as the song requires.

Some fun!

Thanks to Jeff, you are in good hands in Nashville too. The recording light is lit, we’re rolling.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic Drop Top

• FINISH: – Transparent Orange with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Swamp Ash Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madasgar Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• 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: – Fixed Bridge

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – Pearl White

• NECK PICKUP: – TD1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A

• BRIDGE PICKUP: –TD3+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Nashville Artist

• 04-16-05A

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Hollow Classic

• FINISH: – Transparent Plum

• BODY WOOD: – Swamp Ash

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Madagascar Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.030 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: – Pearl White

• NECK PICKUP: – SA1

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1R

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – SA2+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull & Master Splitter—for 14 Sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Nashville Artist

• 07-06-99A



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Maple Top on Swamp Ash
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