Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 5 2004 through July, 12 2004


Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Alder Back
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

Have you seen it? Last week—the Starbucks commercial—did you get to see it? Oh, you’ve got to.

Yes, last week we showed you the now famous Tiger Eye, Hollow Cobra owned and played by Frankie Sullivan from the band Survivor. Together we viewed two different versions of the Starbucks commercial in which the band, Frankie and his Anderson rocked Glen’s world.

If you missed it then, travel back with us now to those thrilling prose of 7 days ago, and make sure to click on the hyperlinks that will allow you to experience coffee and Rock & Roll’s finest hour.

If the text is still fresh in your mind and you’d just like to watch the video once again, simply click below. The best way is probably to “right-click” on the hyperlink and select “Open in New Window.” Be patient, sometimes it can take awhile for the players to load for the first time but once they do and your “cookies” remembers the path, the next viewings should be almost instantaneously fast.

Starbucks 1

Starbucks 2: takes you to their site. Click on Glen’s picture to the right and choose your favorite method of viewing.

Ah, but there is more to the story than mere Tiger Eye my friends.

Variety, it is the spice of life and once the commercial had completed filming and Survivor had a few gigs under their belt, Frankie called. Now having experienced the Hollow Cobra under fire, it was too much to bear—even for a seasoned pro like Frankie. He was very pleased, and he needed another Anderson.

This time it was to be a Drop Top Classic—the perfect counterbalance for his Tiger Eye, Cobra’s mahogany construction, shorter 24 ¾-inch scale length and focused, aggressive nature. The longer 25 ½-inch scale length of a Drop Top Classic projects with an open, musical persona. Tradition abounds as a familiar-sounding alder back supports the beauty of the quilted maple top showing its true nature in Arctic Blue Burst. A solid-maple neck tucks and tightens the far reaches of this complex bandwidth while the T/A Standard neck’s backshape and amazing fretwork opens the door for Frankie’s fingers to fly unimpeded.

S-class single coil duties are handled adeptly on this one by the SA1R and SA1 hum-canceling pickups residing in the neck and middle positions, while the unprecedented ability of a full-sized H3 humbucker to “split,” offers up its own robust single coil contribution that is nothing less than impressive. But with the B-5 switching system, burying the 5-Way all the way to the back activates both coils of the H3 in one movement as it roars to life with a thunderous low-mid kick and creamy sustain.

Frankie is now ready for anything! But are we ready for what coming from Frankie—the interview, tonal secrets of a pro and a peek at his new secret weapon? All this next week, stay tuned!

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


 MODEL: – Drop Top Classic

 FINISH: – Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

 BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Alder Back

 BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

 NECK WOOD: – Maple

 HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural

 NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

 NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

 NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths with Locking Nut

 SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

 BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo with Powerbridge—for plugged-in Acoustic Guitar Sounds

 TUNING GEAR: – Locking

 HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

 PICKGUARD: – Pearl White

 NECK PICKUP: – SA1R

 MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

 BRIDGE PICKUP: – H3

 SWITCHING: – B5—for 13 sonic combinations

 PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

 PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

 STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .009-.042 Elixir Nanoweb

 DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Artist

 05-20-04A



Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Alder Back
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding






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