Oh man, thanks for coming. We’re in a bit of a jam. It’s a Guitar of the Week situation. Seems we mentioned to Nelson that he and his Classic would be featured, and as of yet his guitar has not appeared. What is he thinking now?
Nelson, being a truly amazing person of the highest ideals, has not whined one bit. He is really an exceptional person to know.
More than frequently we are asked by many, “How does someone get their Anderson featured in Guitar of the Week?” “What does it take?” “Do I need to order something special to get in?” Some see it as a fun or desirable position for their beloved Anderson to attain.
Of course, the reality to this mythical status is that any and every single Anderson guitar that leaves the doors of Anderson Guitarworks could easily be crowned Guitar of the Week—yes, it’s true folks, all these guitars are absolutely that good.
That is a given.
All right then, so how is each particular guitar chosen?
What are they doing, playing pin the trem bar on the guitar over there? Is Tom, or perhaps Roy, blindfolded, spun around several times and pushed dizzily toward an array of instruments? The one that gets the bar becomes The Guitar?
Or, is it direction from on high given to Anderson when in a deep transcendental state?
Maybe it is something new—some kind of guitar thing that is unique in some way.
Or perhaps it is gifts…yea…lavish gifts bestowed by the recipient of the guitar back to the maker in order to secure a spot of immortality in the annals of Guitar of the Week history. Could this be? I have it on good authority that Anderson has never refused a box of cookies or a basket of fruit.
Well not usually, that’s for sure, but in Nelson’s case we did say we were in a bit of a jam—rhubarb and ginger jam to be exact. We didn’t ask; it just arrived with a note helpfully re-reminding us of the uniqueness of his Light Baby Blue, Classic highlighted with a Tortoise Shell Pickguard—a cool combination never before seen by Guitar of the Week viewers.
Nelson was especially enthusiastic after experiencing the new VA5 single coil pickups in person—VA5, VA5R and VA5+—from neck to bridge to be more exact. Completely immersed in dulcet vintage tones, he can be sweeter than ever before, while the output of the bridge pickup remains balanced with the other two. And when slight thickening is needed, for such things as clean single note lines that still remain pure single coil in their nature, VA Booster is there to accommodate.
Nelson, when you are right, you are certainly right. Welcome to Guitar of the Week. Have fun jamming on your new Light Baby Blue, Anderson axe—and we are not talking rhubarb now, baby!
• MODEL: – The Classic
• FINISH: – Light Baby Blue
• BODY WOOD: – Alder
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural Satin
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even Taper +.030
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo—Anderson Assembled
• TUNING GEAR: – Locking
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Tortoise
• NECK PICKUP: – VA5
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – VA5R
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – VA5+
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull & VA Booster—for 14 Sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – Coffee Dipped
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –