This is one of those magical times of year when awareness of others’ needs is more easily recognized. Offering joy to all is raised in our consciousness. Hopefully we respond and grow as human beings, never to be quite the same again. It is in this spirit of caring that the question arises: What are the two most important gifts that we can give to the world—above all others?
Love…that is correct, of course, but love is an all inclusive condition encompassing many facets to create an entire environment of bliss and beauty. So what then are the two components of love that begin and support the journey of uplifting the world?
Forgiveness is the first. As we release others from the obligation of guilt they are freed to grow deeper and more able to embrace their natural responsibilities—the ability to respond properly—when condemnation is not leveled against them. And it is so easy to see that as we forgive others we unbind ourselves from the shackles that have held us so long. For when we hold resentment it is we who feel it most keenly and when we offer love in the form of forgiveness it is also we who experience its greatest benefit of relief.
The second is hope. Without it all is lost. Hopeless is desperation with no way out and no end in sight. The idea that a person in need is unceasingly surrounded by abundance, prosperity and health has escaped their grasp. Hope hands it back and sets the record straight that no matter what door closes one will open with a new life of meaning and quality. Show someone the door and all the world will change. It will change, of that you can be sure. And again, the gift will benefit both the receiver and the giver for the nicer and happier the world is…the nicer and happier of a place it is to be—easy.
The third and most obvious question then looms into the mind’s eye: What is the best solid color to paint a vintage-based, superior playing and sounding Anderson Guitar? It is Sparkle Orange—no debate about that! You will command the stage as the rich, lush copperish-orange hues catch the light and rebound it back to the audience. Breathtaking!
Wait just a minute here! Facts are facts and opinions are not—facts that is. To make life easy and clear, opinions should never be confused with facts. Yes the first two “gifts” are facts. Sparkle Orange is a great shade to be sure, but this is an opinion—a wonderful opinion, but an opinion nevertheless.
Concerning this Hollow T Classic, with its Swamp Ash body, +.050 T/A Standard all-Maple neck, laid out with our new, liquid-feeling Jumbo Stainless Steel frets, outfitted with spectacular M-Series pickups—an M1 in the neck position and a TM2 at the bridge…it delivers unsurpassed playability and sound directly into your hands and brings musical joy into you life! Now that is an undeniable fact! Just ask Brian at Charley’s Guitar Shop in Dallas, Texas. He can hear the music within.
• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic
• FINISH: – Sparkle Orange
• BODY WOOD: – Swamp Ash Top with Swamp Ash Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural with Aged Vintage Tint
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin with Aged Vintage Tint
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.050 T/A Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Aged White
• NECK PICKUP: – M1
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: –TM2
• SWITCHING: – 3-Way
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Charley’s Guitar Shop/Dallas, Texas