It is the writings of Plato that recount to us the existence of the legendary civilization known as Atlantis. Many believe the story to be a completely fictitious account written by the philosopher to illustrate a point. Others believe it to be the retelling of an actual historic event that had come to his attention from the now lost words of Solon, a Greek ruler who had learned of the story in Egypt. It is the tale of a very advanced civilization’s existence and transition.
In these early Platonic writings, known as Critias, Plato makes it abundantly clear that Deep Ocean Blue is the favored color of the early and most advanced leaders of Atlantis. Legend has it that this most coveted color only graces the finest quilted maple tops. However, these ancient pictures, found between the pages of the Critias writings and thought to date back to 370 B.C, unequivocally prove the existence of a gorgeous flamed maple top brought to life by Deep Ocean Blue. The copy of Plato’s writings that contained the mysterious pictures were found on Art’s assembly bench which led many experts to believe that the pictures may not be quite as old as the original ancient Greek text. Art is one of the gifted Final Assemblers at Tom Anderson Guitarworks and assumed to be a direct descendant of Plato.
Utilizing the carbon 14 dating process, one university study showed that the pictures are in fact quite old—at least one to two months old or perhaps older. Further analysis, by noted scientists at the Yor Research Center, indicate that the actual artifact may still be in existence today—perhaps in the hands of an extremely lucky musician. It is the considered opinion of the experts at Yor photo labs that the portraits reveal the presence of hollow chambered alder beneath the beautiful research-stopping flamed maple top.
Also indicated was the presence of the highest quality rosewood, which was used to comprise the fingerboard of an impressively sound and perfectly playing maple neck. Apparently this rare form of rosewood is found only within the region that is now modern-day Madagascar. Experts agree that the sound created by an instrument of this magnitude would be unparalleled in its richness and character, perhaps having the traditional qualities of alder presented with the authority of a maple top.
It is amazing what you can learn when consulting with the ancient philosophers.
MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top
FINISH: – Deep Ocean Blue with Binding
BODY WOOD: – Flamed Maple Top with Alder Back
BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – Dark Blue
NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard
HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching
NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard
NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch
SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
FRETS: – Heavy
BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo
HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
PICKGUARD: – n/a
NECK PICKUP: – SA1R
MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1
BRIDGE PICKUP: – H2
SWITCHING: – B5 with Add-Bridge Switch for 13 sounds
PICKUP COVERS: – n/a
PICKUP RINGS: – n/a
STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010