Darkness had fallen over the desert. The busyness of the day had finally given way to stillness. Adrian, Dave, Steve and Wendy turned down the lights and stepped through the doorway. They were the last to leave. With a familiar click Adrian turned the key and Guitars Etc. in Tucson, Arizona, was closed for the evening. True, they are easily one of the best stores in the country but even they need to rejuvenate for a fun-filled day of music tomorrow.
Saying their departing amenities, they turned to go. Just then the accustomed silence was broken by utterly amazing guitar tones emanating from inside the locked building. Astonished, they unlocked and rushed back inside to have a look around—nothing could be found. Wendy suggested that it may have been a passing car with a great sound system. “Perhaps it was,” replied Dave still in thought. Without further incident they left for the evening.
At closing time the following night all was serene and quite—until the lock was turned in the door. They all heard it—fabulous guitar tones of unparalleled timbre. It shook the walls. Steve instantly recognized it as “rippin’ Atom tone!” Immediately they reentered the building—on a quest for the source of sonic perfection. Again, a thorough search turned up nothing! A bit frustrated, there was no other choice but to head home and wait for tomorrow. But Adrian—a very clever man—had a plan. He had noticed that these strange events directly coincided with the arrival of the Flame Top, Desert Sunset, Atom from Anderson Guitarworks—not surprising. It plays like butter—and has the added benefit and beauty of an all-Rosewood neck—a highly coveted option!
Next day they all acted out the same familiar scenario. At 7:01 PM the light were shut off and they exited Guitars Etc. after another great day of musical mayhem. Except for one thing, Adrian had covertly concealed himself behind a Recto stack in the amp room.
As the door was latched a figure emerged from the darkness. It moved across the room. Adrian could only make out a faint silhouette. As an amp was flipped on, the pilot light illuminated a hand skillfully manipulating the controls. With tone setting adjusted, an Atom was strapped on. This person had definitely EQ this amp to an Atom before. As his eyes became more accustomed to the darkness, Adrian was in shock for this was not the silhouette of a man but rather…a woman.
Without warning, Adrian flipped on the lights as the others rushed back in the front door. Simultaneously, a gush of robust Atom sounds bounded forth from the grill cloth. All were thrown into sonic ecstasy.
Stunned and basking in the musical wonderment of this dual-humbucker Atom, it took several minutes for all of them to fully regain their composure. Adrian was finally able to ask the perpetrator who she was and what she was doing in Guitars Etc. after hours—with an Anderson in hand?
“My name is Crystal,” she replied with cheerful confidence. Steve continued the intense grilling, “Why are you holding an Anderson Guitar?” Of course the answer was quite obvious and undeniably correct, “ Cuz they’re pretty and they sound really good.” All were in definite agreement on that point and as such it eased the tension in the room considerably.
“You have a lot of Anderson Guitars,” she continued, “I would love to work here!” “You’re hired,” Adrian announce enthusiastically, “you can start tomorrow.” All were in unanimous accord (or a chord—if you are a musician) as they stepped out to embrace the desert nightlife together.
Call Crystal…or Adrian…or Steve. They can help you with this Desert Sunset, Atom—or any Anderson for that matter.
• MODEL: – Atom
• FINISH: – Desert Sunset with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Mahogany Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: –all-Indian Rosewood
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Gloss
• NECK BACK FINISH: – 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: – H1-
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch—for 6 Sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• SWITCH TIP: – Cream
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: Guitars Etc/Tucson, Arizona