Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 10 2002 through June, 17 2002


Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Green Burst with Binding

Didn’t you say you wanted to be surprised? You remember, it was February 24th and Christopher Cross had stopped by to have Bruce check over his brand new Transparent Black, Hollow Drop Top before he left on tour. Always an alder/maple neck Classic and Pro Am man, he had been completely blown away by the depth of sonic substance of our new-generation Drop Tops.

Chris’ personal recipe for sonic bliss is a show-stopping maple top capping a hollow chambered alder body, immaculately mated with a solid maple neck. He was so enthralled with what these Drop Tops could bring to his wonderful music that he thought it best to order another before the next tour in June. Of course, he wisely chose the exact same wood and pickup combinations but paint was another matter entirely. Seeing as color only psychologically influences sound, the sky was the limit and since that faithful day on February 24th we have left you to prognosticate the hue that would most deeply inspire Chris. Now please let us see by a show of hands if you did guess correctly or if you were completely surprised.

With his reputable Transparent Black and new Transparent Green Burst (that you already knew he was getting) Hollow Drop Tops in hand, he is headed for Hawaii where rehearsals will begin for the “Tribute to Abby Road Tour.” On the bill are also such greats as, Jack Bruce, Todd Rundgren and Alan Parsons—just to name a few. Each artist will perform some songs from their own illustrious careers as well as a wide variety of Beatle tunes. We (you too) are all special buddies here since we are all Anderson Players. And as Anderson buddies, Chris wanted to share with us what he will be doing. Along with his own tunes, we will get to hear him play We Can Work It Out, For No One, Here There and Everywhere, Norwegian Wood and a duet of If I Fell with Alan Parsons—some of my very favorites. This should be a great show. Well how could it not be when the guy has such great taste in guitars? Abby Road Show Schedule:

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top

• FINISH: – Transparent Green Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Forest Green

• NECK WOOD: – Solid Maple

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.030 T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo with Fishman Powerbridge

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – n/a

• NECK PICKUP: – SA1R

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – HO1+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way Christopher Cross Custom

• PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

• PICKUP RINGS: – Black

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Artist

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Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Green Burst with Binding





Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Green Burst with Binding





Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Green Burst with Binding





Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Green Burst with Binding






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