Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of February, 7 2005 through February, 14 2005


Hollow Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Firemist Gold





Hollow Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Firemist Gold





Hollow Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Firemist Gold





Hollow Atom
Maple Top on Mahogany
Firemist Gold

As Christopher Cross and his son Rain prove, there is more than one way to outfit your Atom and more than one way to play it, but it’s even better when you’re jammin’ together.

You have already seen this earth-rumbling, twin-humbucker, Dark Cherry Burst, Atom last week that has garnered so much of the spotlight. But there are many ways to Atomize, equipping to support your personal musical style.

The one Rain is playing is quite a departure from the Atoms we have seen thus far, for this is the first Hollow Atom. Finished with a Firemist Gold top and Transparent Brown back, it is laid out with M1, M1 and M2 pickups from neck to bridge. Perhaps the most unique feature of this big single coil-sounding guitar is the obvious addition of a Bigsby tremolo tailpiece. And believe it or not, it stays in tune as well as any vintage-style tremolo. As Rain can attest, when everything works in harmony, flows so effortlessly and sounds this good, it is just totally fun to play!

Two spec sheets below—the first outlines all that you can consider when creating your own Atom and the second one lists the specific attributes of Firemist.

ATOM OPTIONS :


• MODEL: – Atom or Hollow Atom

• FINISH: – Any color you have seen on Drop Top, Cobra or Crowdster

• BODY WOOD: – Flame or Quilt Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard or All-Rosewood

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Atom Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy or Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Wraparound—Exclusive Anderson/Pigtail

• TAILPIECE: – Bigsby Tremolo—(optional)

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft or Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – Any H-Series or M-Series

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – None or any M-Series

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – Any H-Series or M-Series

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .009, .010 or .011 gauge set Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS :


• MODEL: – Hollow Atom

• FINISH: – Firemist Gold

• BODY WOOD: – Maple Top with Mahogany Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Transparent Brown

• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Transparent Brown Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Transparent Brown 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: – Bigsby Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – N/A

• NECK PICKUP: – M1

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – M1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – M2

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Switch—for 8 Sounds

• 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

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Maple Top on Mahogany
Firemist Gold






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