Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of August, 22 2005 through August, 29 2005

Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Hollow Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red

Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Hollow Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red

Hollow Drop Top
Maple Top on Hollow Mahogany
Sweet & Sour Sauce Red

Patience is power! That is the message that comes to us down through the ages and in many forms from the wise ones who have left such a positive and indelible mark on our very nature throughout history. One ancient Chinese proverb says it this way: “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” And another says: “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” However, there is a third and lesser known proverb that is also thought to be Chinese in origin that states: “We have certainly waited long enough to get a glimpse of Anderson’s new Sweet & Sour Sauce Red finish. Where is it!”

We wholeheartedly concur with all of these sagacious statements. So, without further ado may we present to you Sweet & Sour Sauce Red—in the eminent form of Hollow Drop Top.

And now, at this very moment, the secret of the last proverb becomes clear as its true meaning is revealed, “Where is it!” But first another question must be asked, “Who has the veneration, mastery and noble tradition to care for this now time-honored symbol of effortless modern musical expression—the Hollow Drop Top?

There is a sanctuary on a legendary island where the monks (if you could call them that) have such power and expertise that they were chosen from the beginning of time (or somewhere around there) to hold this sweet Sweet & Sour Sauce Red, Hollow Drop Top for you. The names of these monks (if you could call them that) are hard to pronounce in English, but we will try—Dana, Chris, Robin, Austin, Billy, Sam, Matt and Gio. There, that wasn’t so bad. The name of their ashram (if you could call it that) is Manny’s Music, located on the legendary island of Manhattan. It is here that all the greats in music have shopped at one time or another—Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith & Mick—just to name a few. As proof positive, their pictures and sales receipts are mounted on the wall for all to view. It is worth the trip in just to gaze upon them.

In stillness we can feel that the inner essence of power is derived from deep within, and in this case it comes from the heart of a Mahogany body crowned by a Quilted Maple top that speaks to the harmony of nature and breathtaking natural wood grain. The reddish coloration of the Madagascar rosewood fingerboard joins in to create oneness of hue.

Versatility is a virtue throughout our lives as it enables us to adapt to and welcome the almost unlimited opportunities that change brings. Without it, we would stagnate. This Hollow Drop Top thrives with a Hum/Single/Hum pickup arrangement and 5-Way switching capable of 14 different sounds. Talk about the most versatile guitars on the planet, with this arrangement there is no equal.

Yes, patience is power; and most certainly valuable messages do come down to us though the ages that can smooth the path we walk. One of the most powerful of these sayings has transformed the many lives it has touched. This well-known proverb simply states: “Command is most easily attained in a band while an Anderson is in hand.”

Now who are we to argue with ancient wisdom like that?


• MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top

• FINISH: – Sweet & Sour Sauce Red with Binding

• BODY WOOD: – Quilt Maple Top with Mahogany Back


• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard



• 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






• SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Master Splitter Switch & Add-Bridge Push/Pull—for 14 Sounds



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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Manny’s Music/New York City, New York

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