Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of May, 24 2004 through May, 31 2004

Hollow T Classic
Swamp Ash Top on Hollow Alder Back
Desert Sunset

We know you knew it was coming! But we also know that you didn’t quite know exactly when—what you knew would be coming—would become known to those who did not know what was yet to become known to those of us who knew it had to come. Huh?

What are we talking about? I don’t really know. But what I do know is that what has long been anticipated has finally arrived. The M-Series pickups have found their way into the Hollow T Classic line…and it is spectacular!

This premiere and very dramatic Hollow T Classic expectedly specializes in its ability to bound forth with full-bodied, traditional single coil sounds from its TV3 T-style bridge pickup. And it is certainly no surprise how wonderfully diverse it becomes when interconnected to an optional S-style VA1 pickup located in the middle position. But the biggest surprise comes when the 5-Way is flicked to introduce the neck pickup to the mix.

Traditionally, guitar players seeking more muscle for this style instrument, while preserving the all-important sanctity of the bridge pickup tones, have opted to add a full-sized humbucker to the neck position. This can be just what is needed for some players, but for others the drawback of this design can come when quickly flipping between the neck and bridge pickups. Amp settings that are appropriate for creating booming single coil clarity from the bridge position pickup can prove to be too hardy and round for the throaty neck humbucker to negotiate.

Enter the M1!

Still boasting an ability to transport the player to a realm of boosted output neck tones, the M1 is much more understanding with single coil amp settings than its full-sized humbucker brethren. Many players who are now beginning to think along these creative lines will experience auditory euphoria from the moment they enlist the services of an M1.

So the only question that remains for the moment is: who was it with such ineffable wisdom and foresight as to imagine the benefits of such a formidable combination?

The envelope please!

Why it is Eddie at Indoor Storm in Raleigh, North Carolina! And he is also the recipient of the Anderson Innovation Award for excellence in the area of intonational insight and musical flexibility. And let us not forget the exquisite taste he demonstrated with his choice of Desert Sunset’s ambered vintage hues to accentuate the Swamp Ash top and Alder backed body’s natural highlights.

A call of congratulations is certainly in order.


• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic

• FINISH: – Desert Sunset

• BODY WOOD: – Swamp Ash Top on Alder Back


• NECK WOOD: – Maple

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural with Vintage Tint

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin with Vintage Tint

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking


• PICKGUARD: – Aged White




• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull—for 7 Sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – Coffee for Middle


• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir Nanoweb

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Indoor Storm/Raleigh, North Carolina

• 04-21-04P

Hollow T Classic
Swamp Ash Top on Hollow Alder Back
Desert Sunset

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