Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of August, 31 2009 through September, 7 2009
The Week of September, 7 2009 through September, 14 2009


Drop Top
Maple Top on Alder
Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

We now take a short break from the superb Short “T” to bring you yet another cool break from convention—a long scale (25 ½-inch) guitar—a drop-dead gorgeous Drop Top loaded with P-series pickups.

Traditionally, Soapbar-style pickups have been applied to only short-scale (24 ¾-inch) guitars. But, an insightful blending of genres creates yet another Anderson gem.

If you have never heard Soapbar-style pickups in a 25 ½ inch scale length S or T-Style guitar you are in for a real treat—the fullness of Soapbars made more musical and open by the longer scale length—so very good, and so very musical. From first listen, you will definitely wonder why this amalgamation has not been done many times before—but then you won’t care as you loose yourself in the rapture of Drop Top’s pure intonation and lush, multidimensional tonalities. (Understandably, you may think I am slightly pushing it with that last sentence? You won’t think it even a slight exaggeration once you plug in and strum—really—moving.)

And of course, as it is with all Anderson guitars, brand new it already plays like your oldest and most trusted friend—one that you can rely on to “have your back” in any situation.

Quality on every level, it is really the engine that drives all that is Anderson Guitarworks. Everything we do, guitarwise and otherwise, is measured as such. Nothing else is even considered; it must be better than good, it must uplift, it must enlighten.

In the face of this smiling man is also reflected a depth of quality and character—truly a gem of a human being. Who is he? Why this Harley-riding, rippin’ guitar-player guy is Eliot (famous to many by now). Eliot is the manager of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Guitar Center and has been in and about the business of Anderson guitars for the last 15 + years. Yes, he is an honored Anderson dealer, as he knows what Anderson guitars really mean to guitar players who own them or will mean to a guitar player who wants to own and play an instrument that will lift them higher. He is about the quality of Anderson and about the qualities that make being human a good thing. Simply put: he cares—and he loves to talk with those who are on the Anderson quest—a noble quest to be sure. Yes, you can call his store and ask for him personally. He’d love to talk with you.

Look deeply now into the expanse that is Arctic Blue Burst. If you have not seen how this finish has progressed as a color, you are in for another treat, as natural maple flames scream to be noticed—blue and gray hues accentuate every highlight. Makes you chilly just to look at it—like living in an ice cave—but with much warmer tones.

Enough talk…just plug and play—it is the way—of all Andersons.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Drop Top

• FINISH: – Arctic Blue Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – P1R

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – P1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: –P3

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull

• PICKUP COVERS: – Cream

• PICKUP RINGS & SWITCH TIP: – Cream

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Guitar Center/Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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