It was inevitable.
Gazing toward the sky and watching the majesty of the birds soaring above, humans longed to fly. But it was clearly impossible, we do not have wings and we do not have feathers. But there were those few who did not see circumstances as they appeared in front of them. Dreaming a different dream—the impossible became a possibility—a spark of inspiration. Try and try and try again, it was a desire now that would not rest—the desire transforming into a belief. Ah, and because you have been blessed to live in this time in history you know the end of the beginning of this story. You are now free to soar through the heavens, if you so choose, riding on the air itself.
It was always wise to be home before darkness fell and the black of the night surrounded you, making it hard to navigate safe passage. But what could one do? The sun had set and night was upon all that was. We were confined and limited. Or were we? This had been the way since the beginning of time—at least until a mere 150 years ago. And then a seed was planted—a seed of an idea that said, “There can be light. I will see through the night and I will be free.” Who would say such silly things? The more pragmatic thinkers of the day would helpfully offer the logic of how this could not possibly be done. Who listened to them and who did not—and what was the result? With only a few minds to say, “Yes we can,” you know the result, and as such you, as a musician, are now a creature of the night—comfortably so, bathed in light.
It was inevitable.
Finally, in 1992 someone would proclaim that a 24 3/4–inch scale-length, mahogany-based instrument with twin humbucker pickups could be blended with familiar flat neck-to-body geometry in order to create a whole new electric guitar. One that would roar with unprecedented robust life, unparallel sustain and clarity—like no other—and still feel at home in your hands no matter which style of guitar you had become accustomed. It almost plays itself.
The Anderson proclamation was made and Cobra was inevitable. The standard of what was to be was raised forever.
So now, as inevitability goes, it only stands to reason that Jack’s Pacific Blue—a most popular Anderson shade, it’s true—could and should expand outward to new horizons. It has been calling—calling from within for a new version of its vision to burst forth onto the music scene—a vision of blue from old to new. Yes, bursting forth into a new manifestation known from this day forward as Jack’s Pacific Blue Burst—now and finally, available for all. Blue lovers, you have another blue-tiful choice.
This very first Jack’s Pacific Blue Burst, Cobra has made its way to Garrett Park Guitars, where it awaits for only a moment. And it will not stay one second longer.
• MODEL: – Cobra
• FINISH: – Jack’s Pacific Blue Burst with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium (Cobra Standard)
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – N/A
• NECK PICKUP: – H1-
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Position 3 Push/Pull Splitter—for 6 Sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Garrett Park Guitars/Annapolis, Maryland