Of course you know that Guitars Etc. is the exceptionally amazing guitar shop in Tucson, Arizona, that everyone talks about. And how could they not? After all, Guitars Etc. oversees all that is Anderson Guitars for Arizona and beyond. But there is much more hidden just below the surface of this masterful musical establishment.
Some say it begins with Adrian. Not only is he the manager of the store and a talented guitar player in his own right but he is something else as well. He is also a formidable road bike racer and head of Team Guitars Etc. The word is that he, along with the team director Dave and his domestiques Ian, Steve, Sean, Mike, Wendy, Darren—and Mike, who keeps their bikes running—can ride with the best of them. Adrian believes that the Guitars Etc. team could help Lance capture his 6th and 7th Tour de France victories—if Mr. Armstrong would only call the store.
Being extremely musically savvy, Adrian believes that Guitars Etc. now holds the unequivocal key to the next Tour victory with the arrival of this magnificent and totally unique M-Series, Hollow Drop Top.
It is just so obvious, as the natural-wood coloration and extreme flame pattern found in this unique Maple Top only serves to exaggerate and deepen Transparent Teal’s already impressive highlights in a way never before seen with this gorgeous hue. When joined by a hollow-chambered Alder back, we ask this tone-wood to lend its smooth, vintage character to Hollow Drop Top’s impressive overall sonic array.
Fast handling is the benefit derived from the sleek T/A Standard neck shape and highly polished Stainless Steel frets, as they offer no resistance, only assistance, to anything you ask of your hands.
But the most significant secret of this Transparent Teal, Hollow Drop Top’s over-the-top performance is Adrian’s decision to outfit with three Anderson, M-Series Pickups, that systematically transform the already unparalleled sonic and visual beauty of a Drop Top into an “Uber-Strat” of almost boundless proportions.
Energizing an M1 at the neck or middle positions, splitting the M3 at the bridge, or any combination thereof, brings-forth a vast display of gargantuan single coil tones that still boasts pleasing articulation while easily commanding the stage (or stage-win if we are speaking bike lingo) with their impressively robust tone.
Click into both coils of the M3 bridge pickup and the guitar leaps forward with a full humbucker-like performance while remaining in context with its other “M” offerings.
What a perfect gift for Lance to present to his girlfriend, Sheryl Crow, as an after-tour celebration and support appreciation token—and to do so, Lance must call Adrian at Guitars Etc. What a great plan. Adrian is a genius—unless you call and snag this one-and-only Trans Teal first. But don’t worry, it won’t hurt Adrian’s feelings a bit because we can make Sheryl another and still make Adrian and Lance look really good—as if they needed any help to do that anyway.
• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top
• FINISH: – Transparent Teal with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Alder Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – T/A Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo
• TUNING GEAR: – Locking
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – N/A
• NECK PICKUP: – M1
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – M1
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – M3
• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Add-Bridge Push/Pull and Bridge Splitter Switches—for 11 sonic combinations
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir Nanoweb
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Guitars Etc/Tucson, Arizona