Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 14 2003 through July, 21 2003

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural with Brown Back

There is no debate over the popularity of its massively cool visual appeal but with ever-increasing interest in the stupendous on-stage (and off) powers of our new Crowdster Acoustic guitar, one reoccurring query arises, “Why is there no traditional acoustic guitar-style sound hole to be found anywhere on the face of this highly refined instrument?”

We ardently explain that it is an integral part of the Crowdster’s innate ability to fluently convey its unmatched, plugged-in acoustic guitar tones throughout any size venue, from bedroom to 20,000-seat stadium, without even a hint of the feedback. In fact, it is so effective that you can plug into any capable PA or acoustic amp, EQ-up your favorite sound and exude sumptuously rich, unchained acoustic guitar tones all night long—and your only worries will be not blowing the drummer off the stage. Finally, you can be loud enough and controlled enough in the live mix that over-playing with your strumming hand is no longer a temptation, further enhancing the song’s acoustic integrity.

But this illustrious explanation doesn’t seem to satisfy everyone. There are still those who suspect there is another reason—a deeper reason—a more veiled reason. How silly is that? So, it is to you doubters of Anderson Sound-Hole Science that we say… “Close the door! Raise your right hand! Can you keep a secret?” Okay, perhaps there is another reason. If you have had trigonometry, you will understand that with forward motion a significant coefficient of drag can develop as air fills a traditional sound hole like a parachute—and that is not acceptable since the Crowdster was also designed to be played…at the Tour de France.

Unofficial sources suggest that the US Postal Team may have a mysterious 10th man who sings and plays as he rides, energizing Lance and the boys. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that it was this mystery man’s powerful acoustic rendition of Rockin’ Down The Highway, by the Doobie Brothers, that catapulted Team Postal to its first-place victory in the team time trials last Wednesday, establishing Lance Armstrong and his “Posties” as the race leaders by over 30 seconds. Now that is impressive riding—and guitar playing.

We are not suggesting that this mystery rider is Tom or has anything to do with Anderson Guitarworks—except for the fact that he is playing an Anderson Guitar, sporting that unmistakable “A” logo on his helmet and, for some apparently weird reason, there is no sound hole in a Crowdster! But other than that…and the fact that Jack of Magdon Music said that Tom told him that right after Le Tour he would be pedaling over to their impressive store in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, to drop off a brand-new guitar. I think it is safe to say that it’s not Tom—probably.

Magdon Music is electrified with anticipation over the impending arrival of this world champion Anderson. Jack hasn’t been able to stop singing and dancing to Doobie Brothers’ songs, Jay won’t take off his bike helmet in the store and John has vowed not to remove his Anderson T-shirt until the Hollow T Classic he ordered for himself arrives from the company.

But someone is certainly in for the ride of their lives once they strap on this new Crowdster. It is the first one to be finished in Natural and feature an all-Rosewood neck and only the second one, ever, to sport the all-Rosewood neck option, which is so adept at assisting with low-mid proliferation. Magdon’s choice of a gorgeous Mahogany-backed body amply supports acoustic endeavors while its alluring Quilted Maple top visually speaks volumes from the stage.

So, why is there no sound hole on a Crowdster Acoustic? And where has Tom been for the last week? Why are the French crowds waving Anderson banners and who told all the guys of Magdon Music to dress in bike shorts at work. Many unanswered questions still remain.


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Natural with a Brown Back

• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Indian 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: – Magdon Music/Olyphant, Pennsylvania • 06-20-03A

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural with Brown Back

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural with Brown Back

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