Guitars Of The Week:
The Week of September, 14 2009 through October, 12 2009
The Week of October, 12 2009 through October, 26 2009

Hollow T Classic Shorty
Fiesta Red

Hollow T Classic Shorty
Fiesta Red

Hollow T Classic Shorty
Fiesta Red

Hollow T Classic Shorty
Fiesta Red

Many tim Harold as a genius—proclaiming that it is Harold who inspired the birth of the exciting new Short “T” guitar line from Anderson Guitarworks.

Simply put: Short “T” is a short-scale (24 ¾ scale-length) traditional T-style guitar that takes all your musical “T” tasks and turns them to child’s play—with huge, bounding and free flowing “T” tones. Taking control of your “T’s” chi, and consequently the stage, has never been this easy—truly an effortless joy to play. It is love at first strum—for sure.

All the adulation surrounding this new guitar is certainly understandable—no question about that. And you definitely need to experience one at your first opportunity. But, to tim Harold for this accomplishment is…well…interesting…and a good example of how a story that is told over and over in the time-honored verbal traditions can become slightly askew without meaning to. It’s okay—it happens—and has happened all throughout history.

The actual statement should read: Many herald Tim as a genius—for inspiring the birth of the exciting new Short “T” guitar line from Anderson Guitarworks!

Yes, it was the ever-brilliant Tim Bascom of Morgan Music in Lebanon, Missouri, who suggested, requested, begged, beseeched, petitioned, pleaded and implored that we build him and Morgan Music the first-ever, short-scale T-Style guitar. He explained that his customers will love the way a short-scale funnels midtones into a more powerful version of the “T” tradition while making reaching and bending significantly easier.

We could not argue with Harold’s Tim’s position, for unbeknownst to Tim, Anderson Guitarworks had secretly been testing and playing-out a prototype Short “T” since 2006—with great success. It was always the soundman’s favorite—praising this mysterious guitar every time it would appear on stage—but never knowing exactly what it was he loved, for Short “T” is virtually visually indiscernible from its long-scale counterpart. But Anderson was undecided whether to release the Short “T’ as a new model or allow it to remain concealed in the Anderson tone vaults—keeping it as a secret “concept” instrument only.

So, it was Tim who did the tipping—of the proverbially scale, I mean. Yes, Tim turned the tide on this special, sequestered “T” with his intuitively synchronistic request, drawing the Anderson Short “T” out into the light for all to enjoy its immense benefits.

Without a doubt, this calls for a celebration—of the greatest proportions—a party—a bash—a fiesta. And to pay proper tribute to this esteemed event, a guitar must be fashioned—but not just any guitar, mind you, but a very special instrument in honor of the festivities. Tim leapt into action once again, commissioning a Fiesta Red (what other color could he possibly choose), Hollow Short “T” be built in commemoration of this cooperative accomplishment.

Let the Festivities Begin!

As you continue to feel the excellence and jubilance of this time we have just spent together, may I have a serious moment with you? Morgan Music is a thriving and spectacular music store in which you can find a lot of the best gear and sage guidance—a rare and special place. Mike Morgan is one of the owners and the person for whom the store is named. He has fallen ill. But in reality, illness can only be temporary—always giving way to wellness in whichever form it takes. Please take a moment and from your feeling of joy, send a good thought his way. Thanks from all of us at Anderson Guitarworks and Morgan Music. All is well.


• MODEL: – Hollow Short “T”

• FINISH: – Fiesta Red

• BODY WOOD: – Alder Top with Alder Back


• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Indian Rosewood Fingerboard

• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Vintage Tinted Satin

• NECK BACK FINISH: – Vintage Tinted Satin

• NECK BACKSHAPE: – 60’s Vibe

• NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch

• FRETS: – Low-Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge

• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft—staggered height


• PICKGUARD: – Mint White




• SWITCHING: – 3-Way w VA Booster—for 6 hum-free sounds



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

• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Morgan Music/Lebanon, Missouri

• 07-24-09P

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