With all the advances in communication technologies, we are discovering that the world is not such a big place after all. Those who apply it openly find they have good friends all over the globe. This planet is really a marvelous place to live; predominately filled with people who care about interacting well with each other—it’s called peace. As we turn our attention away from any opposition, this desire for peace will reach critical mass and we shall see it as the prevailing global mind-set.
To communicate as a worldwide community, an international language is needed. Many say English is emerging as that language—reaching way beyond specific country borders. English may be a good choice in that it is a very expressive language with many words to represent slightly different variations on the same idea. Also, it readily incorporates words from other languages when needed.
Editor’s note: We do understand that there is some debate as to whether English should or should not be an international language. We will leave that discussion to others. We will happily embrace whichever language or languages are agreed upon as a form of global communication. But for now we must continue this Guitar of the Week in English, as I have not yet mastered another way of communication utilizing the written word.
Love is one such word. In English there is only one word to cover it all—but what kind of love are we talking about? Borrowing from the Greek, and now found in the English dictionary, clarity is enhanced with the incorporation of the words:
1. sexual or physical love
1. The love of God for mankind
2. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
As of this week there is but a third variation of love being added to the language:
1. An extremely elevated form of love where a person or persons (especially from the southern hemisphere) is so enraptured with the playability and resounding tonality of their Anderson, Bora Bora to Trans Blue Burst, Drop Top that they take a picture of it with them on vacation to the island of Bora Bora to show all the inhabitants and compare its color with that of the lagoon itself and then email a picture of the picture of their guitar and the lagoon together to the company who made this fabulous guitar especially for them.
Who among us is capable of such an elevated form of expression? Why, Dave and Lyn. Here they are with Dave’s axe, shinning in the sun.
Making their home in Australia, both are excellent pro-level musicians—Dave is a rippin’ guitar player and Lyn an amazing singer/guitarist—who play in a band called Bounty Hunters—among many other projects—including a duo of just the two. After this exhilarating Drop Top experience, Lyn now has an Anderson of her own on order—a Hollow T Classic adorned in Diamond Ring—can’t wait to see that one. And there are more in Dave’s future as well—of course. Nobody can play just one Anderson—nor should they have to.
International friends—and from the southern hemisphere too—this planet really is a marvelous place to live.
• MODEL: – Drop Top
• FINISH: – Bora Bora to Trans Blue Burst with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Personalized Select Tubular Quilt Maple Top with Alder Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple with Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even-Taper
• 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: – Gold
• PICKGUARD: – N/A
• NECK PICKUP: – SA1R
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1
• BRIDGE PICKUP: –H2+
• SWITCHING: – Switcheroo—for an almost infinite number of sounds
• PICKUP COVERS: – N/A
• PICKUP RINGS & SWITCH TIP: – Black
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Pro Audio/Australia