Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 15 2003 through June, 16 2003


Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Burnished Orange with Binding

There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but in the natural world, duplication is impossible for nature never repeats itself but rather recreates itself—always anew and always unique. Infinite possibilities, is that really possible? All evidence in this time-bound realm that we inhabit seems to indicate that it is indeed possible. Many are not comfortable with change for it takes us into the unknown. Do not fear change and do not expend useless energy trying to avoid the inevitable for it is as necessary as good nutrition is to the body. Rather, embrace it, for change is the engine that opens the door to all newness and possibilities. It drives the universe.

With this understanding the quest then becomes not the avoidance but the welcoming of change. But we do not always have confidence that with change will come good. How do we master this? The secret lies in how we perceive what is happening, how we react to it and consequently how we create or play a role in what will come next. Always keep in mind: Not one door closes that another of equal or greater good opens to welcome us and carry us on to our next adventure. When you are aware of this process, recognizing the correct door, or doors, becomes easy and natural. In reality, nothing really changes anyway, you are merely witnessing the dance of the eternal life force moving in and out of your limited time/space field of view.

Take a moment, step back and look inward and outward. You are not alone. You are safe and loved and it is time to walk through that next door revealing this Burnished Orange, Hollow Drop Top. Become aware of the loving presence that forever surrounds you.

At first glance this guitar may appear to be a mere duplication of the debut Burnished Orange that appeared in the August 11, 2002 Guitar of the Week—which sent shock waves throughout the Anderson Guitar World. However, applying what we now know of re-creation, perhaps we should take a closer look.

Although they both flaunt beautiful maple tops, you can see nature’s limitless capacity demonstrated in the variance between these two flamey figures—our current Guitar of the Week showing off with a tighter and more traditional look, long coveted by a large number of players.

Also, this new one’s sonic disposition is built upon an entirely different matrix, comprised of a hollow-chambered mahogany back and solid rosewood neck which delivers Drop Top tone with a crushingly aggressive midrange authority that can safely tread into Cobra territory and hold its own in any situation. And if that wasn’t enough, the flick of the master-splitter switch instantly reverses direction, opening a large palette of single coil selections. A Hollow Drop Top outfitted this way is certainly one of the most, if not the most, versatile guitars on the planet—a very nice attribute from an instrument whose legendary neck-feel completely redefines smooth and silky playability.

There is an old saying: Welcome change and allow yourself the luxury of acclimation time with your Anderson Guitar and you can become the sonic master of your own musical universe—or maybe that’s a new saying.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top

• FINISH: –Burnished Orange with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Solid Indian Rosewood

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Large 50’s “V”

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – H1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo—for almost infinite sonic combinations

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – Black

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Guitar Center/Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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