Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of August, 20 2001 through August, 26 2001


Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Translucent Green Burst with Binding

We are back from our whitewater-rafting trip and as we promised we have vacation pictures. Right before we left, Tom surprised all of us with a pre-vacation gift. He gave each of us a highly specialized whitewater paddle to use while shooting the rapids. Mine was particularly beautiful. It just happened to be the very first Translucent Green Burst, Drop Top on planet earth. A very innovative artist named Asa ordered this stellar instrument through her favorite guitar store, Northridge Music in Citrus Heights, California. But when she heard that we would be whitewater rafting with her guitar she asked if she could join us. Of course we agreed.

Playing it around the campfire at night, the tone of its solid basswood backed/maple topped body was so rich it was almost too much to bear. Those in attendance who had never heard an Anderson played unplugged before were surprised at how much tone is available for the Anderson-built SA1R, SA1, H3+ pickups to work with. The sleek 1 5/8th-nutwidth, T/A Standard neck profile was perfect for Asa to hang on to while negotiating whitewater, executing complex chording and playing lighting fast single-note runs. The Madagascar rosewood fingerboard shed water well while adding a full low-end, softening the mid-tones and adding a touch of angelic-like highs.

This is a trip that we will remember always and this is the instrument that Asa will forever treasure but we do strongly caution you at home not to participate in water sports with your Anderson. After all, Asa is a highly trained professional.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

 MODEL: – Drop Top

 FINISH: – Translucent Green Burst with Binding

 BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with a Basswood Back

 BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

 NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard

 HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

 NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

 NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard

 NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8th-inch

 SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

 FRETS: – Heavy

 BRIDGE: – Fixed

 HARDWARE COLOR: – Gold

 PICKGUARD: – n/a

 NECK PICKUP: – SA1R

 MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

 BRIDGE PICKUP: – H3+

 SWITCHING: – Switcheroo

 PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

 PICKUP RINGS: – na/

 STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

 DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Northridge Music/Citrus Heights, CA




Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Translucent Green Burst with Binding





Drop Top
Maple Top on Basswood
Translucent Green Burst with Binding






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