Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 19 2004 through July, 26 2004


Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Fire with Binding

In the wilds of Colorado there is a town known as Louisville. It is here, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, that a most superlative Anderson dealer can be found.

Wildwood Guitars.

Many who have traveled there say it is well worth a journey of any length to pay them a visit. Not enough good things can be said about this store and the way they take care of Anderson Guitar Players.

Each and everyone have their unique characteristics. This is what makes us interesting individuals. When Wildwood finds something they like, they stick with it. Several years ago they discovered the Anderson finish known as Fire Burst, a very beautiful and dynamic shade. They were so mesmerized that they stuck with it. In fact, they ordered so many for their customers that they alternately became known as Fire Burst Music to many of us around the Anderson Shop. But leave it to Wildwood and their Anderson customers, and good things always seem to happen.

As Stefan stared at the images before him in the Guitar Gallery section of the Anderson website, he was intrigued with the intrinsic beauty of Fire Burst. (See Fire Burst Music…I mean Wildwood Music knows exactly what they are doing.) As Stephan gazed even deeper into the screen, a new color began to materialize in his mind—Fire Burst, but without the bursted edge.

Stefan contacted Wildwood immediately and explained the vision he had seen dancing in his head. He needed to know if he was merely hallucinating or had been struck with some kind of divine inspiration? Steve, of Wildwood, verified the validity of the vision and called us to ask if a new Fire Burst finish, without the burst part of course, could be done. Verifying the verification of validity of the vision that Steve gave to Stefan, we replied, “Yes it can! And from this day forth shall be know simple as, Fire.”

Stefan then took it even a step further and instead of adhering to the traditional flame maple top found on the majority of Fire Burst instruments, he opted for a Personalized Selection, Tubular Quilted Maple top to crown the Alder body.

As you wrap you hand around this beauty the first thing that announces itself with distinction is the Large 50’s V neck-carve and how unbelievably inviting and effortless it is to articulate anything musical you can imagine. We are still feeling the after-glow of our test-play experience with this one. For many players, the real secret to a wonderful neck-carve may not be its size or basic shape as much as it is the comfort and fluidity with which a guitar maker constructs their entire neck line.

Join Stefan, Wildwood Guitars and Tom Anderson Guitarworks and we bid welcome to, “Fire!”

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top

• FINISH: – Fire with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Personalized Selection Tubular Quilt Maple Top with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Large 50’s “V”

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8-inch

• 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: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – SAR

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo—for almost infinite sonic combinations

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – Black

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Wildwood Guitars/Louisville, Colorado

• 06-02-04A



Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Fire with Binding






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