Welcome to the
NAMM Show Extravaganza
The Winter NAMM Show is the music industry’s biggest tradeshow. Every year it is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, in California—right across the street from Disneyland. As usual, there was a non-stop, four-day party in the Anderson booth, where we played host to as many people as we could possible fit in the booth at one time. If you have ever seen the Marx Brother’s movie, “A Night at the Opera,” it looked like a reenactment of their famous stateroom scene. (Tom’s the one with his eyes closed.) We had a very fun time, with loads of gorgeous playing and sounding guitars.
For the next few weeks we will give you a glimpse into our adventures, so you can be there with us. And we will tell you which Anderson dealer now has the exclusive NAMM Guitar we are sharing with you.
If the NAMM association were to hand out an award for the guitar that best brought tradeshow traffic to a standstill, amid gasps and exclamations, it would without a doubt be this Jack’s Pacific Blue, Cobra.
This awe inspiring and aggressively musical guitar is pictured here with Ryan Ochsner from the band Lonestar. Ryan had been emailing us prior to NAMM about possibly getting a Jack’s Blue, Anderson of some kind. So, when Ryan came within first sight of the Anderson booth and spied this Hollow Cobra from across the room, he broke into a dead sprint and slid into our booth—like some kind of base-stealing baseball great.
He called its name and cradled it in his arms. He knew he had found the color for his next Anderson. 45 minutes later we were finally able to convince him to take a deep breath and let go of it—for awhile anyway.
Sounds a bit embarrassing, doesn’t it? Well, not at all—especially when you plug-in and listen to Cobra sounds dominate the room. In fact, according to leading musical psychiatrists, this is a most commonly experienced reaction among professional guitar players when surrounded by so many Anderson Guitars in one place at one time. In fact the scientific term used to describe this condition is, “Anderson Perfect-Playability Fever”—it grips even the best guitarists. The only known cure is to play it away.
And that is just what we did at the NAMM Show this year.
This lucky Hollow Cobra is now on its way to Richmond Music Center in Richmond, Virginia.
• MODEL: – Hollow Cobra
• FINISH: – Jack’s Pacific Blue with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Quilted 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 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• 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 Position 3 Push/Pull Splitter—for 6 Sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – Cream
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Richmond Music Center/Richmond, Virginia