Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 30 2000 through July, 31 2000


The Classic
Alder
Candy Apple Red

Who is that holding this very vintage-style Classic? Is it somebody very famous who knows how to get great tone? He has that famous look, as though you’ve seen him somewhere before. Well, you have. It is our very own Bob. Bob is head of final assembly here at Tom Anderson Guitarworks. If you read this column frequently, you have seen him before and if you have ever heard him play, you know he is a great player--very talented. He plays in a band called the Jumpin’ Jimes. They are an extremely popular L.A. band that is in constant demand.

He always seems to get caught by the camera playing the coolest traditional-styled instruments. They just seem to suit him. This is a NAMM Guitar that is very dear to my musical heart and soul as well. The NAMM Show is the music industry’s trade show. It is held every summer in Nashville and every winter in the Los Angeles area. We just returned from Nashville where this guitar captured the hearts of many vintage players.

As players walked into our booth and spied this guitar they were first taken by its flawless paint and classic looks but when they plugged it in and heard the level of lush vintage tones that our Classics effortlessly produce, they were brought to their knees.

Hold on a second, the phone is ringing. Okay, I’m back.

I know you’re going to think I am making this up but I am not. That phone call was a very nice gentleman from the Monster Cable company who was wondering if we still have that spectacular playing and sounding Candy Apple Red, Alder, Classic from the NAMM Show. I said, “Sorry, Eddie Burman from the Music Loft in Raleigh, NC snatched it from the show.” “Why didn’t I come by your booth and get it first,” he exclaimed. “I should have. I could be playing a perfect guitar with gorgeous vintage tones right now.” He went on and on about it. I know how he feels and I have to agree.

I also personally play an Alder, Classic equipped with these vintage VA1, VA1R and VA12 vintage coils and there is nothing that can compare with the traditional tonalities that this guitar creates. NOTHING! Not to sound snooty, but if you are a vintage guy and have not experienced what Tom Anderson can do for your retro tones, you must! Right Now! The Classic is the best playing, feeling and sounding vintage-style guitar on the planet—Period! I’m not kidding but don’t take by word for it. You have got to play one. I think you’re going to love it.

A vintage guitar made in America, by an American company, by guys like Bob and Tom, who love great vintage tone as much as you do. What could be better than that?

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

 MODEL: – The Classic

 FINISH: – Candy Apple Red

 BODY WOOD: – Alder

 BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

 NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

 HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural with Vintage Tint

 NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

 NECK BACKSHAPE: – 62 Round Back

 NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8th-inch

 SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2th-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy

 BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

 HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

 PICKGUARD: – Mint

 NECK PICKUP: – VA1

 MIDDLE PICKUP: – VA1R

 BRIDGE PICKUP: – VA12

 SWITCHING: – 5-Way & P/P Add-Neck Switch

 PICKUP COVERS: – Coffee Dipped

 PICKUP RINGS: – n/a

 STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010 to .046






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