Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of March, 20 2006 through March, 27 2006

T Classic
Swamp Ash
Tobacco Burst

T Classic
Swamp Ash
Tobacco Burst

Welcome to the
Anderson Guitarworks
NAMM Show Extravaganza

Part VI

And since we are the guys who grew up holding, owning, playing and then dissecting and analyzing the best that the vintage guitar years had to offer, we certainly could not go to the NAMM Show without a T Classic in tow—decked out with one of our highly breathable finishes—Tobacco Burst to be exact.

Perhaps overshadowed by the popularity of its sibling, the Hollow T Classic, the T Classic offers this signature tone pushed slightly forward through the mix—courtesy of its solid body wood choices of either Alder or Swamp Ash.

This one’s all-Swamp Ash composition bounds forward with sparklingly sweet, musical highs and an open, breathy midrange, supported in all endeavors by a resoundingly rich low end. Gushing, expressive tone that has spawned the best this style has ever offered—and more. Perfect playability is an expected asset that can only help but draw all your musical thoughts out into the open without resistance. It is as though the music comes through you and surrounds you at the same time.

On the first day of the NAMM Show, Pete Anderson, undistracted in his mission, made his way to the Anderson booth. Without delay, he reached for this foundation of sound—a Tobacco Burst, Swamp Ash, T Classic.

…45 minutes later…

He was still playing some of the most amazing licks ever heard at NAMM. Laurie quick wittedly thought to bribe him with a lunch offer so someone else could also have the Anderson, T Classic experience.

…1 hour and 37 minutes later…

The lunch ploy worked (What can we say? He loved to play it and as usual sounded great. We were definitely enjoying.) and Pete gave the “T” a farewell hug, handing it off to…

Ryan Ochsner, from Lonestar, who promised to play it for just a moment. A moment? Is that possible?

…57 minutes later…

What is time anyway? It is all relative. An Anderson moment needs to last as long as possible, that is for sure.

Pristine tone! That is what Carr Amplifiers are known for. And Steve Carr has the ears and hands that create these masterpieces of tube and wire. He definitely knows great tone.

Such an intelligent guy as well, let’s see if we can all guess the name of Steve Carr’s favorite guitar.

Throughout history there have been men of vision and quick action, Socrates, Plato, Newton and Tom Apodaca.

Yes, it was Tom Apodaca, not Newton, who was the first to act with decisiveness and clarity as this T Classic arrived through the doors of the Mesa/Boogie Factory Store in Hollywood. He snatched it up as a swooping eagle snatches it prey—with no hesitation and no wasted motion.

Living in the outlying suburbs of Los Angeles, Tom Apodaca paid a visit to the Anderson factory to show us what secrets he had discovered concerning his new and now beloved T Classic. More discoveries were to be made that day however which would lead to a fabulous new level of playing.


• MODEL: – T Classic

• FINISH: – Tobacco Burst

• BODY WOOD: – Swamp Ash


• 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 5/8-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch

• FRETS: – Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft


• PICKGUARD: – Mint White




• SWITCHING: – 3-Way

• PICKUP COVERS: – Chrome for Neck


• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Mesa/Boogie Factory Store/Hollywood, California

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