Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of September, 8 2008 through September, 15 2008
The Week of September, 15 2008 through September, 22 2008

Atom CT
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Autumn Burst with Binding

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John Barker of Evan’s Music City demonstrating the newly arrived CT through a Divided by 13 amp. Everyone in earshot was melting. A magic combination.

Intriguing question, isn’t it? Seems everyone is asking these days:

Does the collective “mind” of humankind communicate on a subconscious, synchronistic level—where many people in different places on the globe are having a simultaneous idea—or what?

If you can keep your head in this conversation for one more minute, we will tell you what is afoot for you in the wonderful world of music.

First a quick history: In the 1980’s the electric guitar literally went through an industry-changing revolution as the “S-style” guitar became the most coveted guitar on earth. What caused this change was an influx of new ideas from new guitar builders who collectively advanced the traditional 3 single coil pickup, 7.25 neck radius, six-screw vintage tremolo bridge layout to a much more versatile, fast-playing and formidable instrument. Until that moment in time, the traditional 3 single coil “S” guitar was quickly on its way to relative obscurity as it was being overshadowed by other instruments of the day that could deliver bigger, warmer and more saturated distortion with far less effort.

With the birth of the new S-style guitar, Anderson Guitarworks quickly became known as “The Guitar to have” as easily recognized impeccable quality, playability, tone and innovation drove the whole guitar industry to new heights. Anderson Guitarworks stood and still stands alone at the top of the mountain as playability and tone are now more astounding and versatile than ever.

So good and so rewarding to play! Really pure joy!

Now back to present day, synchronicity and your feet…no, wait…you can put your socks back on…I mean, afoot…what is afoot.

Yes, another revolution is afoot. Without verbal communication, without coordinated or cooperative plans made, some of the most innovative and respected guitar builders on the planet have simultaneously taken on the task of a complete improvement and reformation of the “other style of guitar.” So many guitarist and guitar stores have longed for this day to come—even prayed perhaps.

Once again and without illustrious fanfare, Anderson Guitarworks has instantly and naturally risen to the top to stand alone on the proverbial musical mountaintop. If you would, for just a moment please, stand with us and gaze at the view. There is nothing and has never been anything that plays like this—Atom CT (carved top)—utter perfection in the real world way.

And if that wasn’t enough—and it surely should be—a whole new line of Anderson pickups has been created to further complement.

So as we stated about this one last week when we began with a peek:

If you are accustomed to playing this style of guitar, Atom CT is so astounding, it will grant what before you could only have wished and hoped would be.

Don’t play this style of guitar? Prepare to be transported to the other dimension of electric guitar as well—and like it…no, love it!


• MODEL: – Atom CT

• FINISH: – Natural to Autumn Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Eastern Soft Maple Carved Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: –Mahogany Back with Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Tuneomatic—lightweight

• TAILPIECE: – Stop Tailpiece—lightweight

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft






• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch



• SWITCH TIP: – Cream

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: Evans Music City/Houston, Texas

• 06-25-08P

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