Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of September, 29 2008 through October, 6 2008
The Week of October, 6 2008 through October, 13 2008


Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red





Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red





Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red





Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red

Editor’s note: For best viewing with Windows, right click on the hyperlinks below and choose: “Open Link in New Window.” Once you are in a left click should automatically re-size the picture if you see any pixilated edges. Enjoy!

With Cobra pictures like this, and more coming soon (so stay tuned) I can’t think of one word to say that could add anything to this kind of beauty…unless of course you insist.

What? You do?

Well, in that case I have prepared a short speech that I scribbled down on the back of an envelope during the carriage ride over here. I put it in my black stovepipe hat; let me get it out…

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men (and women, of course) are created equal—so true.

Three score years ago, our fathers brought forth the guitar into the age of electricity—thus the electric guitar was born. In their wisdom they knew that not all of these would or could be created equal and but one would rise to the top with astounding playability and sound.

Yes, these were men of great foresight, for one score and 4-plus years ago, Tom Anderson Guitarworks brought forth on this planet a new electric guitar company conceived in excellence and integrity and dedicated to the proposition that all guitar players deserve the very best—something that would forever change the playing experience of all who would dare to touch them. Lightning fast runs now become commonplace as seamless and well intonated music effortlessly flows forth—and it is so nice to be so in tune. It must be felt to be known—and once known, shall never be released.

We are not kidding about this last part; playing one is almost like being reborn as a guitar player. Totally dominant resounding sustain and unbelievably loud unplugged resonance are no laughing matter. (On second thought, maybe they are a laughing matter. Who could not laugh about and love a guitar that freely pours forth this much tone?) Pumping those attributes through an amp is to flood your ears and the room with more tone than you have ever experienced anywhere else—gives you a lot to work with and a lot to make the sound man very happy.

So, in short then, what is the deal with Cobra?

Extremely popular and unlike any other, Cobra is the best of all worlds—and here’s why: Cobra is a melding of the shorter 24 ¾-inch scale length, Mahogany-based construction, blended with flat neck-to-body geometry, string-through-the-body bridge, all on the balanced and extremely comfortable, traditional T-shape (or S-Shape, your choice) body silhouette—with contours. For years Cobra was available only with twin humbuckers—twin humbuckers that delivered 6 sounds. As of late and due to its extreme popularity, M-Series pickups are now also available in any pickup position.

And speaking of pickups, what are we seeing loaded into this Cobra—what is undercover—chrome covers shimmering under the lights?

Compliments of Atom CT pickup technology, these are the brand new HC-Series pickups. Originally created to show off Atom CT attributes, these warm vintage-flavored coils have irresistibly found their way aboard Cobra as well. The result is Cobra’s irrepressible dominance, marinated with vintage flavor. Sweet & Sour Sauce Red, Cobra loaded with HC1- and HC2 pickups—one strum through an amp that suits you and the night is yours.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Cobra

• FINISH: – Sweet & Sour Sauce Red with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame 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: – HC1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – HC2

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way

• PICKUP COVERS: – Chrome

• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Charley’s Guitar Shop/Dallas Texas

• 09-03-08P




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