Chimborazo is an inactive volcano high in the Andes Mountains.
Editor's note: Some feel that the Andes Mountain range may have been named in reverence for Anderson Guitars, as many players fondly refer to their Anderson Guitar as an "Ande."
This Fire Burst, Bulldog first appeared in a place of prominence at the NAMM Show 2013 and has since garnered all sorts of attention—especially by those players who look as though they are playing right-handed when standing in front of the backstage or studio mirror.
Editor’s note: You can even stand in front of your bathroom mirror to admire yourself and your Anderson together—an awesome combination. Everyone does it but no one admits to it.
To actually see this south-facing Bulldog displayed before them, all sinistral players were in ecstasy as they were able to experience and touch the magnificence of a Lefty Anderson in person. This wonderment was, in large, thanks to Jerry of Jerry's Lefty Guitars, for speccing this “Bully,” as such, for all to enjoy. Jerry is such a good man and is the world’s foremost resource for Lefty Players.
A valuable asset to us all.
Lefty…Righty…with slight variances, we are all just the same.
Just for fun, let’s see by a show of hands right now: At one time or another in your musical life, who has wished that they could be Jimi Hendrix or Paul McCartney, for at least a moment?
1, 2, 3, 4…Yep, pretty much everyone.
But of course, to also be in the right with all Righty Players: Any and all Righty Players can also step center stage with Bulldog—of the right-handed variety—to establish their total dominance of the “single-cut” guitar arena with effortless ease.
Editor’s Right-Handed Immediate Gratification Note: Holding your computer up to the same above-mentioned mirror will give you a glimpse as to the dextral implications of this Fire Burst, Bulldog.
But how does this all relate to Chimborazo?
Well, why ask me? Oh right...because I wrote it at the top of this Guitar of the Week. What was I thinking?
It is very simple volcanology really:
Fire Burst is one of our most popular "wild" color finishes. Everyone seems to gasp when they see it before them. (There was a lot of gasping at NAMM.) This particular flame top (look closely) is very reminiscent of an impressive lava flow occurring naturally in nature—rebuilding our beautiful planet.
Also, a Lefty Guitar needs to be made as a Lefty, and not as "flipped" Righty technology. Anderson Guitarworks is fully aware of the rights and specialness of the Lefty Player (as well as the rights of Righty Players) and builds each and every guitar as such—no silly short-cuts.
Utilizing this same kind of logic, shouldn't we also embrace the Earth's naturally reversed corollas effect of the Southern Hemisphere to further emphasize the importance of the Southpaw? If so, then it is well to be aware that Chimborazo is located in the Southern Hemisphere (1 degree to be exact).
Well that is certainly enough of that for now. Let's all just celebrate together: The Best "Single Cut"-style guitar to be found in either hemisphere.
• MODEL: – Bulldog – Lefty-Handed
• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 ¾-inch
• FINISH: – Fire Burst with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Carved Top with Mahogany Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany Back with Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium +.030
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• FRETS: – Low-Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Tune-o-matic—lightweight
• TAILPIECE: – Stop Tailpiece—lightweight
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – N/A
• NECK PICKUP: – HC1
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – HC3
• SWITCHING: – 3-Way, 4 Knob with Push/Pull Switches
• PICKUP COVERS: – Nickel
• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream
• KNOBS: – Amber
• SWITCH TIP: – Cream
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010 - .046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, Sarasota, Florida