Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of November, 7 2005 through November, 14 2005

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Honey Burst with Binding

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Honey Burst with Binding

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Honey Burst with Binding

The lights go down, the crowd roars and you take the stage with your band. In hand you have your acoustic guitar. You will be opening with the new song you wrote. A subtle smile acknowledges the audience as you plug in your acoustic guitar. This is a big night.

The guitar goes crazy! It howls and feeds back unmercifully. You try to control it. Re-EQing takes time and the result is a tinny, tiny, little tone that doesn’t sound at all like your robust recordings. In a live situation, things have change.

You awake in a sweat. Oh my gosh, it was only a dream—thank goodness. The gig is still another week away. But this was not just another weird figment of your imagination. This was a gift—a prophetic dream even. This unsettling situation could—and has—happened many times, to many musicians who would like to be able to have their great acoustic guitar sounds with them on stage.

An acoustic guitar player’s life is now a good one, for the Anderson Crowdster is here! It is no longer a secret how many professional artists use Crowdster to get amazing plugged-in Acoustic Guitar sounds in a live situation with no concern of feedback or diminished tonal settings. Crowdster is huge, just plug into the PA, dial up your favorite Acoustic Guitar tone and play all night long—no worries—only great tone. And if the band gets revved up and the db level follows suit—no problem there either. You can just lift the volume right along with them. Everything will stay in place to support your musical endeavors. Nothing is better in a live situation—Nothing! That is good to know.

Your path is clearly illuminated now. You must have a Crowdster before the next gig. Your musical integrity depends upon it. But there is one dilemma that haunts all: What color should I get!?

Traditionally, acoustic guitar players love the natural look. But Crowdster is a bit different and even though they are very popular in Natural and Nearly Natural Amber finishes, the question often arises: Is there another gorgeous natural look that can also be a bit unique?

We turn to the ancient Egyptians for an answer to this age-old issue. It was an unknown Egyptian doctor that wrote the world’s oldest know scientific document in the first part of 1500 B.C. Scholars think it may have been a handbook for army surgeons—and one scholar thinks it may have been a guide to guitar finishes—he’s a rather odd scholar however. Anyway, in one case the writer of this very old document describes healing a wound with honey. Sounds rather farfetched until you read the latest findings on honey in today’s medical literature. Seems honey is a strong, natural disinfectant that does promote healing. Wow, who knew?

It makes sense then (at least we think it does anyway) that this same amazing and holistic curative power can be brought to bear to further highlight the beauty of an already gorgeous Natural finish—making it unique and yet traditional—all in one masterful stroke of the Anderson Finishing Artist’s spray gun.

Natural Honey Burst for Crowdster is here. Say, maybe that one rather odd scholar was right after all.


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Natural Honey Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard



• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Crowdster Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1.73-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Ebony Acoustic

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft


• PICKUP: – Anderson EQed LR Baggs Piezo

• CONTROLS: – Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012-.053 Elixir® Acoustic Guitar with NANOWEB® Coating

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Guitar Czar/Salt Lake City, Utah

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