Guitar of the Week
The Raven Has Landed

 

Anderson Guitarworks

is very pleased to have you here with us and to introduce You to:

 

Angel & Raven

 

They are both here now and ready to come out to play!

 

(click "The Raven Has Landed" above to jump right to Raven info or continue on to Angel)

 

 

Angel

is that an Angel on your shoulder?

 

...the new 24-fret “Ande”

angel

Pictured above (from the NAMM Show 2014):

 

  • model:             Angel
  • scale length:   25 1/2-inch
  • body wood:     Quilted Maple Top on Basswood Back
  • finish:              Atlantic Storm
  • neck wood:     Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         H1, SC1 H3 — (from neck to bridge, respectively)
  • switching:       5-Way - with Add-Bridge Push/Pul on Tone and Master Spliter

 


Angel:

 

The 24 fret Anderson is finally here...

 

  • The asking has paid off

 

  • The waiting is over

 

  • Anderson magnificence in a 24 fret format of pure playing performance

angel

Pictured above (from the NAMM Show 2014):

 

  • model:             Angel
  • scale length:   25 1/2-inch
  • body wood:     Quilted Maple Top on Mahogany Back
  • finish:             Tiger Eye
  • neck wood:     Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         HC1+, HC3+ — (from neck to bridge, respectively)
  • switching:       5-Way with Push/Pull— (for 6 easily accessable, hum-free sounds)

ah yes...Angel

 

but this new guitar is an:

 

Angel Player

 

the player's Angel

(click the pic above to bring Angel Player front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Angel Player
  • scale length:   25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:     Alder
  • finish:             Arctic White
  • neck wood:     Maple
  • pickups:          HC1 neck and HC2 bridge
  • pickguard:      Pearl White
  • switching:       5-Way with Push/Pull for 2 pickups

 

 

 

And for your listening and viewing enjoyment:

 

Sean Ashe: and his Angel take flight in his new song, "Hemisphere."

 

Sean's Angel is:

 

  • model:             Angel
  • scale length:   25 1/2-inch
  • body wood:     Koa Top on Basswood Back
  • finish:             Honey Shaded Edge
  • neck wood:     Chocolate Maple
  • pickups:         HF1, SC2, HF3 — (from neck to bridge, respectively)
  • switching:       5-Way with Push/Pull— (for 6 easily accessable, hum-free sounds)

 

 

Angel

available options to suit your playing preference

 

BODY TYPE:

  • Solid Body 
SCALE LENGTH
  • Traditional (25 1/2-inch) 

BODY WOOD:

  • Quilt or Flame Maple Top on Alder Back
  • Quilt or Flame Maple Top on Swamp Ash Back
  • Quilt or Flame Maple Top on Basswood Back
  • Quilt or Flame Maple Top on Mahogany Back
  • Walnut Top with any above mentioned backing woods
  • Koa Top with any above mentioned backing woods

NECK WOOD:

  • Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Maple
  • Chocolate Maple
  • Maple with Chocolate Maple Fingerboard
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Maple with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

HEADSTOCK COLOR:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate
  • Match Body Color—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate with transparent color
  • Natural Gloss
  • Black

NECK BACK FINISH:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint (n/a with match headstock, Rosewood or Chocolate)

NECK BACKSHAPE:

  • Even-Taper
  • Even-Taper +.030
  • Even-Taper +.050
  • Even-Taper +.070
  • Even-Taper +.100
  • Even-Taper -.020

NUT WIDTH:

  • 1 11/16-inch
  • 1 5/8 -inch

FRETS:

  • Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Low Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE:

  • Fixed Bridge
  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo

TUNING GEAR:

  • Split Shaft (std with Fixed and Floyd Rose Bridge)
  • Locking (std with Vintage Tremolo)

HARDWARE COLOR:

  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Black

NECK PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucking
  • PH1 or PH1- (PH-Series)

MIDDLE PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • PQ1R or PQ1-R (PH-Series)

BRIDGE PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucker
  • PH2 or PH3 (PH-Series)

SWITCHING:

  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Split + VA Boost
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Splitter
    • B5—split 1-4 (no split on bridge p/u alone)
    • Master Split
  • Switcheroo
  • 5-Way with Push/Pull—for 2 pickups
  • 5-Way with Push/Pull + VA Boost—for 2 pickup
  • 3-Way
  • 3-Way + VA Boost

PICKUP COVERS:

  • VA & SC-Series only—Coffee Dipped, White or Black
  • HC-series—Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold, Black
  • PH-series—open-face Nickel, open-face Raw Nickel, open-face Gold, solid Black

PICKUP RINGS:

  • N/A

STRING GAUGE:

  • Your Choice—Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating

FINISH:

  • See Drop-Down Color List That Corresponds to Your Body Wood Choice on the Guitar Gallery Page

 

Angel Player

available options to suit your playing preference

 

BODY TYPE:

  • Solid Body 
SCALE LENGTH
  • Traditional (25 1/2-inch) 

BODY WOOD:

  • Alder
  • Swamp Ash
  • Basswood
  • Mahogany

NECK WOOD:

  • Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Maple
  • Chocolate Maple
  • Maple with Chocolate Maple Fingerboard
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Maple with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

HEADSTOCK COLOR:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate
  • Match Body Color—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate with transparent color
  • Natural Gloss
  • Black

NECK BACK FINISH:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint (n/a with match headstock, Rosewood or Chocolate)

NECK BACKSHAPE:

  • Even-Taper
  • Even-Taper +.030
  • Even-Taper +.050
  • Even-Taper +.070
  • Even-Taper +.100
  • Even-Taper -.020

NUT WIDTH:

  • 1 11/16-inch
  • 1 5/8 -inch

FRETS:

  • Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Low Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE:

  • Fixed Bridge
  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo

TUNING GEAR:

  • Split Shaft (std with Fixed and Floyd Rose Bridge)
  • Locking (std with Vintage Tremolo)

HARDWARE COLOR:

  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Black

NECK PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucking
  • PH1 or PH1- (PH-Series)

MIDDLE PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • PQ1R or PQ1-R (PH-Series)

BRIDGE PICKUP:

  • Any S-Series Single Coil Sized
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucker
  • PH2 or PH3 (PH-Series)

SWITCHING:

  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Split + VA Boost
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Splitter
    • B5—split 1-4 (no split on bridge p/u alone)
    • Master Split
  • Switcheroo
  • 5-Way with Push/Pull—for 2 pickups
  • 5-Way with Push/Pull + VA Boost—for 2 pickup
  • 3-Way
  • 3-Way + VA Boost

PICKUP COVERS:

  • VA & SC-Series only—Coffee Dipped, White or Black
  • HC-series—Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold, Black
  • PH-series—open-face Nickel, open-face Raw Nickel, open-face Gold, solid Black

PICKUP RINGS:

  • N/A

STRING GAUGE:

  • Your Choice—Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating

FINISH:

  • See Drop-Down Color List That Corresponds to Your Body Wood Choice on the Guitar Gallery Page

 

 


The Raven has Landed

 

Oh yes, this is an Anderson Guitar...

 

and the most amazing Offset Instrument on Earth

(or its nearest celestial neighbor, for that matter).

 

(oh and...click the pic below to bring Raven front and center)

sean
Guitarist Magazine Demos the Raven ~ and Drop Top Classic

Tim, jamin' his new Raven.

 

Tim Pierce is a (if not the) premiere L.A. Session Guitar Player.  In fact, he has played with and for virtually every huge name in the music business—many times over.  His roster reads like the coolest A+-list party ever! 

 

Party at Tim's house!  Bring your own Anderson!

 

Recording with his Raven, this is truly a joy to watch.

 

 

Raven

 

…And right off the top, this is the bottom line on Raven:

 

Raven is:  The Offset-styled Guitar that was made, from the outset, to Play—exquisitely well. 

 

Well, yes…how else would we do it? 

 

Raven is:  The Guitar Player's, Offset Guitar!  Svelte, cut, light, fast and nimble, boasting extraordinarily effortless intonation and tuning stability.  Jammin' with Raven is truly a joyful performance experience.

 

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:   25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:     Alder
  • finish:             Sparkle Orange
  • neck wood:     Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:          PH1 neck and HC2 bridge
  • pickguard:      Pearl White
  • switching:       3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound mini-toggle

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:   24 3/4-inch (shorty)
  • body wood:     Alder
  • finish:              Metallic Ice Blue
  • neck wood:     Maple
  • pickups:          HC1 neck and HC2 bridge
  • pickguard:      Pearl White
  • switching:       3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound mini-toggle

 

 

Beautifully balanced:  Raven hangs as if it were sculpted for you—because it was.  Not oversized or bloated but proportioned just right to feel familiar, welcomingly tractable and boundingly dynamic.

 

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Joey Sykes—plays for The Babys and Meredith Brooks—stopped by for a quick setup on his Trans Blue, Cobra Special with PQ pickups (pictured on the couch behind him), before beginng a tour with The Babys. 

 

From the corner of his eye he spied Raven—in Black. 

 

WHAT!?!?

 

“Oh, can I play that?”  So he strapped in for a test run.  His face tells it all...Anderson through-and-through.  His next guitar.     

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  24 3/4-inch (shorty)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Raven Black
  • neck wood:    Chocolate Maple
  • pickups:         PQ1- neck and PQ2 bridge—with Cream Covers
  • pickguard:     Tortoise Shell
  • switching:      3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound mini-toggle

 

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Ocean Turquoise
  • neck wood:    Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         PH1- neck and PH2 bridge—with open-face Nickel Covers
  • pickguard:     Tortoise Shell
  • switching:      3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound & Booster mini-toggles

 

 

Raven

The whole story:

 

(in 39 seconds—or less):

 

Your most profound Offset-style Guitar dreams have become a reality

 

Now you can step on stage with the avant-garde look of an Offset and have the Anderson-assurance that you are strapped into a unique instrument that will perform peerlessly in your hands. 

 

To play Raven is to love Raven—beyond all reason. 

 

So far, all the professional players who have desired to test-drive Raven have simply refused to send it back—bribing us with picutres of past presidents instead, in hopes of keeping Raven close to their heart and hands at all times.

 

At Anderson Guitarworks now is the time for you to soar…with Raven! (simply could not resist that metaphor) 

 

We are happily able to offer guitar players an Offset-instrument as we believe it should be:

  • Beautiful Offset-themed styling.

  • Balanced, lightweight and stable—a joy to strap on and play all night long.

  • Not oversized or undersized but a body of just right proportions—in every aspect—it immediately feels like your old, best friend, that is full of brand new excitement and experiences.

  • A solid foundation supports unparalleled tone and resonance, where every sonic nuance rings out with alacrity.

  • Profoundly reliable intonation and tuning stability makes Raven a joy to play with any and every style of music.  No worries, just plug and play with wild abandon.

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Ruby Slippers
  • neck wood:    Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         PH1- neck and PH2 bridge—with open-face Nickel Covers
  • pickguard:     Black
  • switching:      3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound mini-toggle

 

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Metallic Purple
  • neck wood:    Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         PQ1- neck and PQ2 bridge—with Black Covers
  • pickguard:     Black
  • switching:      3-Way Big Toggle

 

 

Why Raven?:

 

Like many of you, we have always “fancied” the look of Offset Guitar styling.  In fact, many of us were playing guitar when the first ones arrived on the scene in the early 60s (yes, Anderson Guitarworks has a lot of real-world experience.) 

 

At that time they were actually advertised as the better, top of the line instruments.  Although they looked really cool, from a player’s point of view, the Offset design of the day was fraught with aspects that made playing them less than desirable.  This is why the S and T-style instruments emerged as the mainstay guitars—dominating the music scene for more than a half of a century.  Players preferred the S and T's manageable body size and more reliable tuning stability.

 

With the recent reemergence of the cool Offset look, we were delighted but at the same time surprised to see the same playing flaws reappear right along with it. 

 

But now it is a different time and Anderson Guitarworks is ready, willing and happily able to go all-in!

 

Raven is: 

 

Truly, a no-holds-barred Offset guitar, designed from the ground up to play impeccably!

 

No compromises of any kindjust an awesome Offset that needs make no apologies—for anything—but being awesome (and last we checked, who needs to apologize for that?).

 

And the result: Raventhe Anderson Guitarworks Offset Guitar!

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  24 3/4-inch (shorty)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Metallic Ice Blue
  • neck wood:    Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         PH1- neck and PH2 bridge—with open-face Nickel Covers
  • pickguard:     Aged White
  • switching:      3-Way Big Toggle

 

 

raven

(click the pic above to bring Raven front and center)

 

Pictured above:

 

  • model:            Raven
  • scale length:  25 1/2-inch (traditional)
  • body wood:    Alder
  • finish:             Seafoam Green
  • neck wood:    Maple
  • pickups:         PQ1- neck and PQ2 bridge—with Cream Covers
  • pickguard:     Pearl White
  • switching:       3-Way Big Toggle with Full/Single-sound mini- toggle

 

Raven

available options to suit your playing preference

 

BODY TYPE:

  • Solid Body 
SCALE LENGTH
  • Traditional (25 1/2-inch)
  • Shorty       (24 3/4-inch)

BODY WOOD:

  • Alder
  • Swamp Ash
  • Basswood
  • Mahogany

NECK WOOD:

  • Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Maple
  • Chocolate Maple
  • Maple with Chocolate Maple Fingerboard
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Maple with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

HEADSTOCK COLOR:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate
  • Match Body Color
  • Natural Gloss
  • Black

NECK BACK FINISH:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint (n/a with match headstock, Rosewood or Chocolate)

NECK BACKSHAPE:

  • Even-Taper—slim backshape
  • Even-Taper +.030, +.050, +.070, +.100—increased depth
  • Happy Medium
  • Happy Medium +.030, +.050—increased depth
  • 60’s Vibe
  • 60’s Vibe +.020—increased depth
  • 50’s V—Small
  • 50’s V—Large

NUT WIDTH:

  • 1 11/16-inch
  • 1 5/8 -inch

FRETS:

  • Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Low Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE:

  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Fixed Bridge
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo

TUNING GEAR:

  • Locking (std with Vintage Tremolo)
  • Split Shaft (std with Fixed and Floyd Rose Bridge)

PICKGUARD:

  • Black
  • Pearl White
  • Aged White
  • Mint White
  • Tortoise Shell
  • White

HARDWARE COLOR:

  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Black

NECK PICKUP:

  • Any PQ-series Soapbar-style
  • Any PH-series
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucking
  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized
  • Any T-series Single Coil Sized
  • M1 or M1- (M-series)

MIDDLE PICKUP (optional):

  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized

BRIDGE PICKUP:

  • Any PQ-series Soapbar-style
  • Any PH-series
  • Any H-series Full-Sized Humbucker
  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized
  • Any T-series Single Coil Sized
  • M2 or M3 (M-series)

SWITCHING:

  • 3-Way Big Toggle
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Splitter
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Parallel (no hum)
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with VA Boost
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Splitter with VA Boost
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Parallel with VA Boost (no hum)

For optional 3 pickups:

  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Split + VA Boost
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Splitter
    • B5—split 1-4 (no split on bridge p/u alone)
    • Master Split

PICKUP COVERS:

  • PQ–series—Cream, Black
  • PH-series—open-face Nickel, open-face Raw Nickel, open-face Gold, solid Black
  • HC-series—Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold, Black
  • VA & SC-series only—Coffee Dipped, White or Black

STRING GAUGE:

  • Your Choice—Elixir— with NANOWEB® Coating

FINISH:

  • See Drop-Down Color List That Corresponds to Your Body Wood Choice on the Guitar Gallery Page