Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of May, 21 2007 through June, 11 2007

Drop T Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Tiger's Eye

Drop T Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Tiger's Eye

Drop T Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Tiger's Eye

Drop T Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Tiger's Eye

As with all things good:

What once was lost is now Found!

Yes, Anderson Playership does have its privileges. But don’t thank us. (Okay you can if you want to.) The real thanks must go to the Anderson Guitar Player Emergency Locating System. This is a highly refined and intricate network of…

Okay wait…

Did you read Guitar of the Week last week? Do you know what I am talking about? If not, you may scroll down this page to learn about last’s week’s musical emergency situation. Then scroll back up here to learn how the story ended.

The End of the Story begins here:

No worries! All better now as Steve was located and united with his already beloved Tiger Eye, Hollow T Classic-Drop Top.

After being notified by the Anderson Guitar Player Emergency Locating System, Steve entered Evan’s Music City to pick up his new guitar. He wanted it and needed it because they just play and sound so superior (but you know that). Anyway, walking through their doors, Steve searched the store high and low for any sign of John Barker or his new Anderson.

Steve could find nothing and came to a dead-end in the high-end room.

Finally, spying his guitar in the care of the diligent Evan’s staff, they all joined in some kind of fun Evan’s guitar game. (Not really sure what is going on here but as you can see by the looks on their faces, they are having a good time.)

As the game came to an end, Steve gently convinced John Barker to hand it over.

Steve dove into his new Anderson. He’s happy. So are we, and so is everyone at Evan’s Music City.

Everyone happy…that is as it should be. Pass it on.

The Beginning of the Story begins here:
A-Alert, A-Alert…

This is not a test of the emergency broadcasting system. If this had been an actual emergency you would have been instructed where to tune in your area for news and information. All is well.

Wait a moment…this bulletin just handed me! Everyone remain calm! Surrounded by love we are safe—safer that you even know.


This is also not a test of the emergency broadcasting system but an actual emergency of the Anderson Guitar Player Emergency Locating System. Tune immediately to Guitar of the Week on the Anderson site for further instructions.

Oh wait…we already are at the Anderson site…okay, good then...don’t tune anywhere else, just read on.

Seems this utterly amazing Hollow T Classic-Drop Top was ordered by Steve Tankersley from the always helpful John Barker at Evans Music City in Houston, Texas. Steve, being highly intelligent, intrinsically understood the mystical grain-popping power of a Tiger Eye finish atop a Personalized Selection-level Quilted Maple top.

Steve wanted perfect vintage “T-type” tone but with more—more wood and more sound—looming larger without loosing the prominence a “T-style” instrument can bring. Hence, Steve loaded his Alder-backed body with twin M-Series pickups—an M1 at the neck and TM2 for bridge position. He also considered it advantageous to incorporate an all-Maple neck with an Even-Taper back-shape, for something fast and fun to run with that would moderately rein in the upper and lower extremes of this bodacious instrument’s bandwidth. Glistening Anderson-Exclusive Stainless Steel frets only further assist with fluidity of flowing playability.

Does it get any better than this? Well frankly, yes, yes it does. Always on the cutting edge of cool, Steve opted to control his twin Ms—not with a traditional 3-Way switch—but with a 5-Way and Push/Pull switch to allow the addition of the new Kickback circuit. What he gets now is 3 overwhelming (in a good way) giant single coil sounds as a natural part of the M-Series legacy. Kickback adds to his tonal array with 3 M-tones that are kicked back into vintage output for a return to yesteryear—without hum. It’s all so good.

So what’s the emergency part? Sounds like pure playing perfection to me?

You have heard it said, “Dog is man’s best friend.” Meet Mikko. This is John Barker’s best friend and guardian of all that John holds sacred—including Anderson paperwork. However, Mikko, as sweet and as helpful as he is, sometimes gets hungry and eats…the wrong thing…anything…like Steve’s phone number for instance.

“Mikko, no!”

Awe, too late, phone number disappeared—or at least that is how John told it. Slightly suspicious, we asked the Anderson Research department to perform a background check. What they revealed were similar stories from many of John’s professors at Harvard during his post graduate work on cold fusion. Very interesting.

Good Mikko!

So, as you can see, this is an actual emergency of the Anderson Guitar Player Emergency Locating System. This is not a drill. Steve, give John Barker a call at Evans Music City right away—713 781-2100—your guitar is ready and waiting—and being eyed by other players in the area who hope you don’t call.


• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic-Drop Top

• FINISH: – Tiger Eye with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Alder Back


• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard


• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper (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


• PICKGUARD: – Pearl White




• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull & Kickback—for 6 Hum-Free Sounds



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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Evan’s Music City, Houston, Texas

• 04-05-07A

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