Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of July, 17 2000 through July, 24 2000
You have heard us speak of Mark Goldenberg before. He is the fabulous guitarist who plays with Jackson Browne. I believe he now owns 4 Tom Anderson Guitars—maybe more. Well, he is at it again. At the February NAMM Show in Los Angeles he stopped by our booth and went bonkers over our Baritom Classic and ordered one for himself. And why not?
A Baritom Classic is a baritone instrument that generates the bigger sound of lower tunings due to its longer scale length. Tom created this all-new guitar from scratch starting with the string plane of a 28 5/8th-inch scale length. The entire guitar has been re-proportioned to the new string span. While the pickups have been repositioned to align with the naturally occurring harmonics of the strings, the body shape retains its traditional look. Many times these instruments are not even recognized as being baritone instruments at first sight. The longer neck has an extremely comfortable backshape and like all Andersons plays effortlessly--what a pleasant surprise from a guitar of this format.
Baritoms are especially liked because they can be tuned lower without the floppy feel or loss of articulation that a normal guitar will experience under these same conditions. This is because a longer string length requires greater tension to create the same pitch that a shorter string does. The Baritom produces a giant tone that will rock a 7-String’s world but that is not all they are good for. When Mark Goldenberg picked up his beautiful instrument he said, “I am going to use this one a lot. I love the way a Baritom fits between a regular guitar and the bass in a song. It makes the track sound so big.”
We are honored that Mark once again chose to play an Anderson and we would be equally honored if you chose to play on too.
Well we must be off. We are headed to the NAMM Show in Nashville. The NAMM Show is the music industry’s trade show—very fun. We will be displaying many beautiful Anderson guitars there. It is even a thrill for us to see so many wonderful guitars in one place. Don’t worry, in the weeks that follow we will show you many of the guitars that dazzled Nashville.
MODEL: – Baritom Classic
FINISH: – Shoreline Gold
BODY WOOD: – Swamp Ash
BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood
HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural
NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin with Vintage Tint
NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Baritom Standard
NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch
SCALE LENGTH: – 28 5/8th-inch
FRETS: – Medium
BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo
HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
PICKGUARD: – Mint
NECK PICKUP: – VA1
MIDDLE PICKUP: – VA1R
BRIDGE PICKUP: – VA2
SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull Add-Neck P/U Switch
PICKUP COVERS: – Coffee Dipped
PICKUP RINGS: – n/a
STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012 to .068 tuned B to B
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