Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of December, 2 2002 through December, 9 2002


Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Light Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

“Hewn from a solid piece of granite, this guitar stands as a monument to all those Presidents whose faces are carved into the sheer cliff of Mount Rushmore—and to all those new kitchen counter tops that drive the ladies wild. The stone itself was derived by the very same thermodynamic action that created the materials comprising Stonehenge. Hence this guitar is able to channel the legendary power of Stonehenge to…”

“Excuse me a moment!”
“Uh, yes.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Ah…well…I don’t know…a guitar made from solid rock, I guess.”
“That’s very nice, but this guitar is not made from rocks.”
“Not rocks?”
“No, it’s not stone, it’s wood—a beautiful and exotic piece of figured maple.”
“Oops…sorry. I guess I got a bit carried away?”
“Yes, a bit. May I explain?”
“Be my guest.”
“Thanks!”

I think what got our friend off on the wrong track here is the fact that this guitar’s uniquely figured maple top is so unusual and so impressive that everyone has been talking about it. And yes some have said that it reminds them of polished granite. Others have asked, “Will we ever see anything quite like this again?” No one knows for sure.

This one was destined for greatness from the moment the Light Tiger Eye Burst color interacted with the rare wood grain creating something so individual that it could not be looked upon as a mere mortal musical instrument anymore. In fact, rumor has it that this guitar set off a rather lively bidding war among Tom Anderson dealers clamoring to have it.

True or not, this Cobra is now on its way to Make’n Music in Chicago—a store sincerely worthy of such an instrument. This is where Greg, John and Howard will happily let you view it and personally experience the myriad of marvelous tones that gush forth while slipping and sliding around on the stainless steel frets atop its sonically gifted African rosewood fingerboard—nothing plays better!

And if that’s not enough, this guitar is also in possession of a mysterious and unique holographic gift—a quality coveted by many guitar connoisseurs. As light is reflected off the guitar’s luminous surface from varying angles the grain patterns appear to move and shift while seeming to modulate in dimension and depth. Some liken it to the movement of ocean waves in the moonlight but scientists still remain puzzled as to what exactly creates this breathtaking phenomenon of beauty.

“Excuse me mister?”
“Yes, what is it?”
“I know what it is.”
“What, what is?”
“What the luminous from various angles thing is.”
“That’s nice but we’re trying to wind up Guitar of the Week here. Could it wait until next time?”
“Certainly not…no it cannot wait. This is very important stuff.”
“Alright then but make it quick, okay?”
“Okay.”

“I believe it to be a direct result of the legendary power of Woodhenge!—a place where the mystic powers of wood are focused into a vortex of swirling…”

“Excuse me again. I think it is time to go play your own Tom Anderson guitar now.” “Yea, play!”

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:

• MODEL: – Cobra

• FINISH: – Light Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flamed Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Cobra Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy

• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – n/a

• NECK PICKUP: – H1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – n/a

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Tone Control—for 6 sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – n/a

• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Maken’ Music/Chicago, Illinois

• 11-17-02N




Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Light Tiger Eye Burst with Binding





Cobra
Maple Top on Mahogany
Light Tiger Eye Burst with Binding






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