They say that all good things must come to an end but in the grand scheme, is that really true or merely the illusion of physical life? In the short run it can definitely feel that way. When something is taken a void appears and a feeling of emptiness pervades but there is always a gift waiting to fill the hole. A new experience awaits. It is our next life lesson and something that will be satisfying if we welcome it. May we all have the understanding and adaptability to embrace the new without too much reluctance.
Only recently Crystal had to learn this for herself. No one could blame her. She was enamored…with Atom, of course. And as we learned in the December 11, 2005, Guitar of the Week, she was drawn to Guitars Etc in Tucson by its sultry tones, decided to stay because of its flawless playability and now works there because of her personal relationship with this beautiful guitar. Dare we say…she was in love?
Having such a dynamic personality, this Atom made a spectacular impression on everyone who saw it and especially those who actually got to play it. One day the time had come for it to leave the nest, of Guitars Etc, and go out into the world and make its way as a gigging and playing instrument of monumental proportions. Atom was gone—happy but gone. And Crystal was sad—happy but sad—happy for Atom but sad for herself.
Until…life offered up its next gift and this gorgeous Lake Placid Blue, Hollow T Classic arrived at the doorstep of Guitars Etc. Crystal was so overjoyed to see the Anderson logo emblazon on the box that she dove in headfirst. Adrian and Steve had to drag her out by the ankles before they could remove the case from the box.
Once unpacked, Crystal immediately recognized the value in an M-Series Hollow T Classic and the beauty of its gigantic single coil sounds. Ms certainly lend their support if you have always wished for bigger and more supportive single coil tones but did not want to drift into the world of humbuckers. Giant, clear and muscular is the way she describes this Lake Placid Blue’s sonic contribution. And she knows that the all-new TM3 at the bridge position sounds even bigger than the normally-requested TM2 and can approach humbucker territory if needed.
She appreciates the way the all-Maple neck offsets the simmering highlights of Lake Placid Blue’s metallic finish and how it tucks and controls the outer extremities of the Alder body’s robust bandwidth.
Was it love at first sight—again? How could it not be? But as much as Crystal loves the new Hollow T Classic, this one is not for her either. She is actually holding onto this guitar for you. It gives Crystal and Guitars Etc great joy to happily share Andersons with the world. That is why they are here. So the only question that remains is: who will play Crystal’s Lake Placid Blue, Hollow T Classic?
• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic
• FINISH: – Lake Placid Blue
• BODY WOOD: – Alder Top with Alder Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• 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 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 ½ -inch
• FRETS: – Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Aged White
• NECK PICKUP: – M1
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: –TM3
• SWITCHING: – 3-Way
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Guitars Etc/Tucson, Arizona