Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 12 2000 through June, 19 2000

Hollow T Classic
Maple Top on Basswood
Desert Sunset with Binding

With a distinctive click the Tom Anderson factory light are shut down for the evening. Through the total darkness there comes the familiar sound of the giant electric bolt securing the door behind the last to leave. Within 5 minutes the hungry guard dogs will be released. Escape is now impossible. I slide out from under my desk. I have come prepared. I unzip my high-tech backpack and remove pen, paper, flashlight and doggie treats for Fluffy and Cuddles. These are the highly specialized tools used for writing “Guitar of the Week.” Since we have now completely run out of catalogs, I should be working on the next edition but I just had to show you this Hollow T Classic. It screamed “Guitar of the Week” from the moment I picked it up.

Yes, this is a Desert Sunset, Hollow T Classic. Desert Sunset is an extremely popular color choice because it is very reminiscent of a traditional sunburst finish but its center shade is rich amber that bursts to a deep, dark brown at the outer edge, giving this guitar an extremely classy, antiqued look. I wonder what your vintage-loving friends will think of this color? Be ready to close the guitar case quickly just in case they faint. You won’t want them falling on the guitar.

Kory at Lang Music in Columbus, OH is not only a very good guitar player but he is the wild man, downhill mountain bike racer who had the foresight to order this beautiful and versatile Hollow T Classic for his store. He chose a hollow basswood backed, maple-topped body and with one look you can see why he opted for a quilted maple top. The neck is maple with a Madagascar rosewood fingerboard. Its breathy, full-bodied tone is a perfect sonic compliment to the body’s hollow chambers. The neck’s backshape is a +.050. This translates to a neck that is +.050-inches larger than our most popular Tom Anderson Standard neck shape. It’s not too small and not too big and, of course, being an Anderson it plays as smooth as silk. While I was playing this neck the word perfection kept coming to mind. Things really get good when you strap this one on. With its lightweight and extremely comfortable body contours you could effortlessly gig all night long.

The sound of this Hollow T Classic, unplugged, is singing and alive. Kory equipped it with our SA1R, SA1 and HO2 pickups in a single/single/humbucking configuration. All this is controlled by a simple 5-way, master splitter and push/pull tone control switch that makes available all pickup combinations in series or split wiring. This guitar produces a plethora of fantastic tonal options. And with the “Tele-craze” that is going on, this is a great way to join in and still have almost infinite tonal flexibility. The SAs are mid-power hum-canceling single coils while the HO2 produces a pleasingly percussive, slightly over-wound vintage humbucker tone that can be split for single coil application. What a perfect combination!

Kory also didn’t forget how important a vintage-style tremolo bridge is for many “T” players these days, adding even more dimension to this classically styled instrument. So, quickly give Kory a call and check out this most amazing and versatile Hollow T Classic while I search my backpack for another box of doggie treats.


 MODEL: – Hollow T Classic with Contours

 FINISH: – Desert Sunset with Binding

 BODY WOOD: – Maple Top with Basswood Back


 NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood

 HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matched to outside of burst color



 NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch

 SCALE LENGTH: – 25 ½-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy

 BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo


 PICKGUARD: – White Pearl




 SWITCHING: – 5-Way, Master Splitter, Add Bridge Switch




Hollow T Classic
Maple Top on Basswood
Desert Sunset with Binding

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