Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of November, 20 2006 through November, 27 2006


Crowdster Plus
Maple Top on Mahogany
Diamond Ring





Crowdster Plus
Maple Top on Mahogany
Diamond Ring

So, who says you have to be bound by convention? Not us and certainly not this Crowdster Plus as it boldly steps out dressed in Diamond Ring—an awesome gold shade highlighted by silver sparkle—might say it kind of sparkles like a diamond.

Mike had the audacity to order his C+ in this frothy finish and confidently takes the stage knowing Crowdster’s Anderson-EQed LR Baggs piezo pickup will gracefully handle all acoustic guitar duties with authority—and without any worries of feedback. If that wasn’t more than enough to make this guitar a valued asset to any working or jamming musician who wants the ultimate in acoustic guitar tones, the Anderson-built CMA pickup—made specifically to work wonderfully well with acoustic bronze strings—adds crushing electric guitar sounds to your sonic palette.

So musically satisfied, Mike sent us a letter that goes as follows:

Hey Roy, Tom and everyone at Anderson Guitars,

Just wanted to say thanks so much for building me such a beautiful guitar! I finally had a chance to play it live thru a P.A. last weekend. The acoustic guitar sounds were fantastic! But I was also required to cover electric guitar duties so I plugged the Crowdster Plus’ CMA pickup through a Keeley compressor and Keeley BD-1. The result was beautiful, singing sustain. Another impressed guitar player came up to me after the show and commented that my electric tone had a violin-like quality.

The finish on the thing is incredible! Diamond Ring—so ridiculous! And I love playing on the all-Rosewood neck, it is beautiful, fast, easy and just what I was hoping for. Also, I love the way the dark wood back and sides contrast with the sparkle top of the body and harkens back to an old Gretsch look—so classy.

The other thing is the intonation up the neck—just like I've read on your website—it makes playing chords and double stops in the upper register a pleasure—so in tune!

I lead worship at a church here in Kansas City called Jacob's Well and have led with both acoustic and electric, but never both on the same week. I think this is going to give me a ton of freedom and inspire me creatively. A guitar that inspires, what else could a guy ask for? Very cool!

I sent some pics shot by Kelly Jackson of me with the Crawster…er, Crowdster…in action.

Peace,
Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford and his new Crawster…we like it.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:


• MODEL: – Crowdster Plus Acoustic

• FINISH: – Diamond Ring with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – all-Indian Rosewood

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• 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

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• ELECTRIC PICKUP: – CMA

• ACOUSTIC PICKUP: – Anderson EQed LR Baggs Piezo

• CONTROLS: – Electric Volume—Acoustic Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass—Electric/Both/Acoustic Mini-Toggle—Mono/Stereo Subterranean Push Button

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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –

• 08-16-06A




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