Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of October, 16 2006 through October, 23 2006


Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Transparent Teal with Binding





Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Transparent Teal with Binding

As a bastion to musicians everywhere, McKenzie River Music shines from its serene location in the Pacific Northwest, Eugene Oregon to be more exact—a beautiful place. They have been a happy Anderson Guitar dealer for many years now but it was quite an undertaking to be such. In this lush and green forested area there are special concerns about being a supreme Guitar Shop with Anderson Guitars in stock. Carrying the world’s best guitars is a job that can only be entrusted to those of the highest ideals and skill.

Although it sounds quite unbelievable, apparently it was no laughing matter when they discovered that Bigfoot is as taken with Anderson Guitars, their tone and playability to be more exact, as are guitar players of the more prevalent Homo sapiens variety.

It wasn’t long ago, as another fruitful day drew to a close at McKenzie River Music and owner Bob November turned down the lights, that their Anderson alarm was activated. The sound blared throughout the showroom. With a rush of adrenaline, Erik trained the spotlight on the Anderson wall—a valued Transparent Teal, Atom to be more exact. There in the illumination was what those of the Pacific Northwest fear most! Frozen by the intensity of the light, a huge Bigfoot was unable to keep his hands off of the Atom…of course.

In total shock and disbelief, Erik gasp! Bob snapped a photo. But then they both quickly realized, this was not a legendary Bigfoot of the Northwest at all…but Ted!

Ted is a highly intelligent McKenzie staff member who shares a love for all guitars Anderson—even owns a few himself. He is a very enjoyable and highly knowledgeable person who is an extremely able musical guide. His expertise has led many a musician along the path to their personal musical paradise.

Ted is huge however and can bench press over 700 lbs. It is this aspect of Ted that led Erik and Bob to momentarily misidentify his silhouette in the dim light.

With his sheer physical strength, Ted still greatly appreciates Atom’s moderate weight for a gig that lasts all night long. In fact, Atom weighs in around the same as all other Andersons. Maximum versatility is at your command when Atom is equipped with two M1 pickups in the neck and middle positions and an H-Series humbucker of your choice to bring up the rear—and launch you into your favorite solos with characteristic muscular humbucker focus while still remaining musical—an inherent trait of the Anderson Humbucker.

Transparent Teal has a way of highlighting a Flame Maple Top like no other finish and this is the first Atom to be seen in this light. It is a comforting thought to know that this Atom is at McKenzie River Music under the watchful eyes of Ted, Erik and Bob.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Atom

• FINISH: – Transparent Teal with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: –Mahogany Back with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Atom Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Wraparound—Exclusive Anderson/Pigtail

• TAILPIECE: – N/A

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – M1

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – M1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch—for 10 Sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

• SWITCH TIP: – Cream

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: McKenzie River Music/Eugene, Oregon

• 07-04-06A




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