Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of March, 17 2003 through March, 24 2003


Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Transparent Teal with Binding

Being a member of the secret society that is Guitar of the Week entitles you to many wondrously beautiful visions and adventures not normally available in the normal day-to-day world. We have explored the farthest reaches of outer space together, climbed the Himalayas, traveled to hidden Anderson facilities in the Andes Mountains and Hawaii, snorkeled in Bora Bora, spent a night above the Arctic Circle, visited Greenland, wrestled man-eating tigers and the list goes on and on but one thing we have never done is look deep inside the mind of Chuck—The Dreaded Keeper of the Stone—our Master Painter. Yes, it is he who is responsible for many of the magnificent finishes that augment the highly figured wood surfaces of Anderson guitars. Is he gifted? Well let’s take a closer look.

Standing on a box and peering inside Chuck’s head through his right ear we are able to glimpse his vision of yet another brand new Anderson color—Translucent Teal. The way he tells it, he just had another one of those moments of inspiration. All we know is he emerged from the Anderson gallery one morning, made some sort of huffing noise and showed us a scrap of wood beautifully adorned with a new bluish hue. We were in awe. Tom joined in by creating a color to blend on the back and sides and this new finish, Transparent Teal, was born.

Always adventurous, Dave and Barry of Audio Light and Musical, in Norfolk, Virginia and Brian at the Brook Mays Pro Shop in Dallas, immediately wanted to experience Chuck’s new vision but lacking the proper box to pear inside “The Keepers” head, ordered a Transparent Teal, Hollow Drop Top and a Hollow Drop Top Classic respectively. With musical angels seemingly living within its hollow sound chambers, Audio’s instrument lasted a matter of hours before it was scooped up by a very talented musician. Brian on the other hand sequestered this pictured Hollow Drop Top Classic in his office to savior its presence for a few moments before tipping his hand as to its whereabouts.

Never anything but the best of everything is found at Gelb Music in Redwood City, California and as we speak they have an equally beautiful rendition of a Trans Teal, Hollow Drop Top Classic with a hum/single/hum configuration in route.

You now know the location of the first three Transparent Teals ever. Another new one from Anderson Guitars but how this adventure ends is still to be written—perhaps by you. We would love to know where they end up. Tom, Chuck and all of us hope you enjoy our latest new color, Transparent Teal, as much as we do.

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:
for Brook Mays


• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top Classic

• FINISH: – Transparent Teal with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.030—T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo with Fishman Powerbridge—for plugged-in Acoustic Guitar Sounds

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – Pearl White

• NECK PICKUP: – SA1R

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo—for almost unlimited sonic combinations

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .009-.042

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Brook Mays Pro Shop/Dallas, Texas

• 02-20-03A

GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS: for Gelb Music


• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top Classic

• FINISH: – Transparent Teal with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Alder Back

• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same

• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.030—T/A Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16ths

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking

• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome

• PICKGUARD: – Pearl White

• NECK PICKUP: – H1-

• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1

• BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2+

• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Master Split & Push/Pull Add-Bridge Switch—for 14 sounds

• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A

• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Gelb Music/Redwood City, California

• 03-11-03A



Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Transparent Teal with Binding





Hollow Drop Top Classic
Maple Top on Alder
Transparent Teal with Binding






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