Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of June, 25 2007 through July, 2 2007

Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

Maple Top on Mahogany - Cobra
Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

Yes, (continuing right on from last week as if no time has passed) beauty can be experienced by all. Shift your perspective and see everything as it really is. The magnificence of everyone shines through to light our world. No one is to be left out—especially lefties.

Think of the amount of amazing lefty players that have graced us with their gifts—Jimi, Doyal Bramhall II and Paul—just to name a few—there are many more. But, as great as they are, many times lefties feel…well…left out. Now we ask you: Is that right?!

Because left-handed guitars are more difficult and time consuming for manufacturers to create they are reluctant to do so, and many don’t even offer a lefty model at all. The end result is that those of the left-handed persuasion are left behind, searching high and low to find something sometimes only barely adequate.

Again, not right.

This situation certainly seems to have left lefties in the lurch. Must these wonderful artists settle for mere leftovers?

Of course not!

But for now let’s go back to where we left off—with magnificence. We alluded that, it is in plain sight if we merely shift our perspective.

Brain Meader is in plain sight at Washington Music and has the magnificence of which we speak—personally and musically. For it was he who, left to his own devices, did not want lefties to be left out in the cold. Instead he wanted left-handed players to have the opportunity for a lefty guitar of such great proportions that it could easily be called the World’s Best Electric Guitar—lefty or not. No compromises here.

No effort was spared and nothing was left to chance in the creation of this ultimate Cobra. Jesse, who runs the woodshop here at Anderson Guitarworks, searched and found the perfect piece of Personally Selected Quilted Maple to best bring out the majesty of this Cobra’s transparent Tiger Eye Burst finish.

Now, if that wasn’t enough to make it more than all right, imagine Jesse’s great delight at selecting the figure for the optional all-Rosewood neck, not only to bolster and strengthen low-mid frequencies but also to intermingle with the intrinsic Tiger Eye Burst tendencies.

It really leaves you thinking, doesn’t it, for this is an opportunity not often seen—a lefty guitar of this magnitude just showing up on the scene. The usual route for something like this is a special order and a long wait until it is finally completed—well worth it. But thanks to Brian, this one seemed to magically materialize out of leftfield—for one lucky lefty right now. No waiting and no guessing what it will look like. It is almost impossible to believe what appears before you now.

So, we will leave you with words of wisdom. Lefties, please don’t wait too long to call Brian at Washington Music or you will be left holding the gig bag.

Lefty Cobra…Right on!


• MODEL: – Cobra—Left-Handed

• FINISH: – Tiger Eye Burst with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Rosewood

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural Gloss

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium (Cobra Standard)

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo

• TUNING GEAR: – Locking






• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Position 3 Push/Pull Splitter—for 6 Sounds



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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Washington Music Center/Wheaton, Maryland

• 05-22-07P

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