Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 9 2003 through June, 15 2003

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding

We all heard it—a loud gasping sound emanating from the rear of the building. Alarmed, we ran toward its source. It was coming from the paint room. Frantically we tried the door but, as always when painting is in process, the room was hermetically sealed and could not be re-opened until a complex depressurization procedure was initiated. Tom and Chuck were trapped. We pressed ourselves onto the window to get a glimpse. With faces contorted against the two-inch thick glass we could see it. Overwhelmed, Bruce shrieked, “It cannot be!” Rachel yelled out, “On no, they may never get out alive” and Jesse began to cry. Iain, on the other hand, stood back and announced with the indisputably clear and sagacious voice of wisdom, “I like it.”

Another audible gasp could be heard, this time from the large crowd that had now gathered outside. Where all these people had come from, we are not sure. A voice spoke up, “I like it too.” And from across the room we heard, “I don’t just like it, I love it and I want one.” “Oh yea,” added someone else, “well I like it more than you do and I’m going to order one right now! I am tired of struggling to get good acoustic guitar sounds when I perform. I want to live! I want to command the stage—in more ways than one!”

Perhaps that guy was being a little melodramatic but what we had seen from the viewing area of the Anderson paint complex had shaken us down to the essence of our very being. You see, the first batch of Crowdsters were finished in Natural (or an occasional 3 Color Burst)—enhancing the classy, subtle elegance of a traditional acoustic guitar look and vibe. But wow, who knew that the Crowdster Acoustic could also be garnished with the same bountiful array of finishes that grace the faces of all our dazzling Drop Tops and Cobras?

But Eddie did…oh yes, Eddie from Indoor Storm did. The moment he learned of the existence of the brand new Crowdster Acoustic he jumped in headfirst. Sight unseen he ordered one, fully dressed to the hilt in Bora to Transparent Blue Burst with Binding. It had stunned all onlookers and coaxed involuntary gasps from all who had laid their eyes upon it through that paint room window for the first time. Maybe now we can better understand what the guy in the last paragraph was so excited about.

These unique live-music acoustic instruments have already gained the adoration of those artists who are on the road with them now. Known for delivering plugged-in acoustic guitar tone that is lavishly resonant and clearly expressive, these sweet and controllable guitars remain completely unaffected by the harsh environment of stage life. With feedback problems now non-existent, you can set your favorite acoustic sound and let your music have the evening for itself.

And don’t think Crowdster Acoustic players have it any less perfect than those who take the stage with Anderson Electrics. Every Crowdster is enhanced with Anderson’s Small-sized exclusive Stainless Steel Frets, super comfortable neck geometry and the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. So although it feels like an acoustic guitar, before you realize it you can be playing comfortably and in-tune—even above the 12th fret—and loving it!

At that moment the crowd moved en-mass and made a mad dash for their cars. Laurie had let it slip (on purpose) that this very-first Bora to Transparent Blue Burst Crowdster would be shipped to Eddie and Dave at Indoor Storm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It has now just arrived. The race is afoot. Good luck players!


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Bora to Transparent Blue Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood



• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Crowdster Standard

• NUT WIDTH: – 1.73-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Ebony Acoustic

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft


• PICKUP: – Anderson EQ LR Baggs Piezo

• CONTROLS: – Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012-.053 Nanoweb Elixir Acoustic Guitar

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Indoor Storm/Raleigh, North Carolina

• 05-11-03P

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Bora to Trans Blue Burst w Binding

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