Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 24 2002 through July, 1 2002


Drop T
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Forest Green with Binding

We turn our backs for one minute and look! So this is what Tim has been up to! Tim is the illustrious manager of Atlanta Music Brokers and he seems to have this knack for ordering customary Anderson guitar models that incorporate just enough of a distinctive twist so as to catapult them into the legendary status category. You may remember the stunning and rather normal Transparent Black, Cobra that was Guitar of the Week just a few weeks ago. It was normal alright except for the addition of a black satin painted neck back. The guitar created a frenzy. And this is not the first time he has done something of this nature. Most notably was a Bora Bora Blue Burst, Drop Top T loaded with P1 and P3 soapbar-style pickups.

Well now he is at it again. This time it is yet another version of our venerable Drop Top T. Tim was excited to add a bit of panache to this time honored body style with the addition of a quilted maple top and middle pickup which more than compensate for the absence of a traditional pickguard. The very foundation of its true nature is established with an alder backed body which never forgets to remind that it pulls heavily from strong traditional roots, adding low-mid thunder. The three hum-canceling, single coil-sized pickups offer a much larger sonic pallet than the norm from which to select a variety of tonal hues—14 to be exact and that is before the extremely usable tone control is even touched.

You’ve gotta watch a guy like Tim. You never know what he’ll come up with next. Stay tuned!

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

• MODEL: – Drop Top T

• FINISH: – Transparent Forest Green with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy

• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – n/a

• NECK PICKUP: – SA1R

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – TD3+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Master Split & Push/Pull Tone Control for 14 Sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

• PICKUP RINGS: – n/a

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Atlanta Music Brokers/Rosewell, Georgia

• 06-10-02A




Drop T
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Forest Green with Binding





Drop T
Maple Top on Alder
Translucent Forest Green with Binding






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