Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 9 2001 through July, 16 2001

Cobra S
Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Fireburst with Binding

The Lone Ranger and Tonto had a very special relationship. This indelible bond was formed when Tonto saved the life of a Texas Ranger and nursed him back to health. When he finally regained consciousness, he said to Tonto, “I'm going to devote my life to ridding the west of outlaws.” “That good,” Tonto acknowledged. From that time on they were known as the Lone Ranger and Tonto. They traveled together righting wrongs and keeping the west safe.

Curiously, this relationship is not at all unlike that of Brian Harris & Jeff at the Brook Mays, Pro Shop in Dallas, Texas. In fact they both live in Texas and they met when Jeff saved Brian’s life. It seems that Brian was out alone early one morning, shooting a round of golf when disgruntled and maniacal lawn and gardening operatives ambushed him on the secluded trail leading from hole 9 to hole 10. Apparently, they were not happy having a rock & roll guitar player on their course and they didn’t like what his shoes had been doing to their lawns. They were going to make sure that this rock god would never see the light of day again. He was taken prisoner and held in a secret underground chamber below hole 12. It was dark and scary. Escape looked hopeless.

It was then that Jeff, while in the Jeffcave, detected a ripple in the (musical) force. Following a signal from his Jeffdetector he rode to Brian’s location. After subduing the guard with Jeffspray, Jeff rescued Brian and nursed him back to health. When Brian finally regained consciousness he said to Jeff, “I'm going to devote my life to supplying the west with the world’s best electric guitars.” “That good” Jeff acknowledged, “I help you. What guitar that?” “Why Tom Anderson Guitars of course,” replied Brian.” “Me know that,” Jeff enthusiastically responded.

These two champions of tone established an Anderson stronghold at the Brook Mays, Pro Shop and can frequently be heard exclaiming throughout the store: “A fiery guitar with the speed of sound, a cloud of sawdust and a hearty hi-yo Anderson. Brian Harris!” With his faithful companion Jeff, the daring and resourceful masked players of Anderson guitars lead the fight for beautiful tone and effortless playability in the early (and contemporary) west. Return with us now to the thrilling guitar department. The Brian Harris and Jeff play guitars again!”

And speaking of “fiery guitar,” check out Jeff’s Fire Burst, Cobra S! Although this is Jeff’s wondrous axe, he was nice enough to allow Brian to give it a try while they were sequestered behind a rather large boulder in the corner of the store.

Brain’s faithful companion Jeff’s Cobra S boasts a naturally powerful prowess derived from its solid maple topped/mahogany body and mahogany/African rosewood fingerboard neck. This, in combination with its 24 ¾-inch scale length, channels its natural power to a strong, midrange focal point. This guitar has a gift for producing thick, singing solos but because of the Anderson “Extended Bandwidth,” it does this while remaining expressive and willing to bring forth lush chordal passages of both full-humbucker and single coil flavors. Never has a guitar of this format been so unrestrained.

Jeff chose to negotiate his Cobra S with the Cobra Standard neck backshape in hand and exhibit its personality with a vintage quality by opting for the more traditional essence of the HO series pickups. An HO1- in the neck position provides a clear and un-muddled, thick neck-tone while the HO2 at the bridge balances nicely with a slightly more saturated growl. A one-of-a-kind guitar!

“Hi-yo Anderson, away,” was heard as they rode off into the sunset.


 MODEL: – Cobra S

 FINISH: – Fire Burst with Binding

 BODY WOOD: – Maple Top with Mahogany Back


 NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard



 NECK BACKSHAPE: – Cobra Standard

 NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch

 SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy

 BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo


 PICKGUARD: – n/a




 SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull for 6 sounds




 DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Brook Mays/Dallas, Texas

Cobra S
Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Fireburst with Binding

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