Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of August, 30 2004 through September, 6 2004

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Alder
Nearly Natural Amber

Certainly, you have seen a Crowdster Acoustic with a Natural finish before. In fact it was a Natural Crowdster that debuted this new life-changing, live-music acoustic guitar as we got a sneak peek at it with Bruce on January 19 of 2003. Again, it was a Natural finished Crowdster with which we jammed in a virtual, literary on-stage performance, clearly demonstrating this instrument’s unrivaled skill as a performer on February 2, 2003.

So, here we are again…or are we? Is this actually a Natural finish? Could it be that we are looking at something completely different hiding within the depths of a natural look?

For answers perhaps we should turn to the master of gorgeous Anderson guitar finishes—the Dreaded Keep of the Stone. For those unfamiliar with his reputation it begins in the jungles of India where our Tiger Eye finish was first uncovered on March 12, 2000, and was fully explained on April 16 of that same year.

Well now he seems to be at it again. And this time he is calling it Nearly Natural Amber—a new and exclusively Anderson Amberization treatment known only to the Dreaded Keeper, and a few of his closest friends, that subtly serves to bring forward the elemental beauty of the wood’s grain. As the Keeper says, “Just the right touch for those Natural Crowdster Players that want to kick it from the stage with more than just sonic superiority.”

Always pushing the envelope to bring you the cutting edge from Anderson and sharing in the Keeper’s vision are Dave and Wendell of Audio Light and Musical in Norfolk, Virginia. Of course it is they who have now taken possession of this Nearly Natural Amber, Crowdster for their superlative store.

Laying a strong foundation for the beauty of a Nearly Natural Amber, Maple top, this standout instrument projects its unparalleled plugged-in acoustic guitar tones by way of an Alder back. Alder’s application to a Crowdster produces a favorably wide and opulent musical bandwidth that is underpinned with plenty of rich and lavish upper and lower mid-tones—perfect for many players.

And do we even need to elaborate on the silky and seamless playability that all Crowdsters grant to those who strap one on? Just putting a Crowdster in your hands is like adding an extra 6 weeks to your practice time. Think we’re exaggerating about that? Okay, maybe 5 weeks…but it may even be 6 months depending on how much time you get to really play. But what we do know for certain is that a Crowdster Acoustic can make every moment you do have just that much more enjoyable.


• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic

• FINISH: – Nearly Natural Amber

• BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top with Alder Back


• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard



• 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 EQed LR Baggs Piezo

• CONTROLS: – Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass

• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012-.053 Elixir Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Audio Light & Musical/Norfolk, Virginia

• 07-15-04P

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Alder
Nearly Natural Amber

Crowdster Acoustic
Maple Top on Alder
Nearly Natural Amber

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