Hidden in plain sight is where the secrets of the ages have always been, yet they are only obvious if we but quiet our emotions and listen with our hearts. They speak in a clear whisper, their message. You need only pay attention to all the goodness that surrounds you and the journey begins.
Everyone is valuable and kind words towards those who may seem undeserving work like magic to release the bonds of heartache, pain, loneliness and isolation—for others and for you simultaneously. These negatives have no authority in the face of what is actual. Compassion is the real strength and understanding, power. They unlock the path to love, joy, peace, health, abundance and prosperity; for this is the way we were meant to live. We have all longed for a world of such magnitude. What if it is hiding in plain sight?
As I looked around, I darted in and out of the Guitar of the Week Archives—searching everywhere. Although we have danced with Cobras in India, created Hollow Drop Top Classics at the Arctic Circle, climbed Mount Everest with Hollow Drop Tops, traveled to the depths of the ocean floor for just the right shade of Deep Bora Bora Blue, met Anderson playing gorillas in the heart of Africa and consulted a nuclear physicist concerning the origins of a Dakota Red, Classic, it was nowhere to be found!
I was in search of the secret of the ages…of Rock & Roll—a Translucent Butterscotch, Hollow T Classic. How could this be? We are almost always building at least one each week. We see them around the shop virtually everyday! In fact, they are so popular that Richmond Music has (unofficially) proclaimed themselves Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Translucent Butterscotch, Hollow T Classic headquarters—since every one they receive leaves hours after its arrival. And yet, not one to be found in Guitar of the Week Archives. Who’s running this place anyway?
A guitar styled and finished just this way was the genesis for all that followed and has remained an essential element in all forms of music throughout the ages. And who can deny the romance that accompanies the look?
A Translucent Butterscotch, Hollow T Classic with a solid-Maple neck and Black Pickguard is certainly a predominant player at Anderson Guitarworks. Its preeminent tonal qualities arise from sonically engineered hollow body-chambers that assist this impressive instrument in speaking with an opulent and resonant voice—always guaranteeing giant tonality that can serve up huge, impressive single coil tones or masquerade as an extremely musical humbucker, trading licks with the best. But it only begins here. Once you strap in and hold on, this instrument takes you on the ride of your life to a realm of unparalleled playability—for it really does possess the ability to transform and smooth the seams of even the best players—pure playing bliss.
The secret of the ages is hidden in plain sight—and very soon in the Guitar of the Week Archives.
• MODEL: – Hollow T Classic
• FINISH: – Translucent Butterscotch
• BODY WOOD: – Alder
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Maple
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural with Vintage Tint
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin with Vintage Tint
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.050 T/A Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
• FRETS: – Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
• BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• PICKGUARD: – Black
• NECK PICKUP: – TV1
• MIDDLE PICKUP: – N/A
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – TV3
• SWITCHING: – 3-Way
• PICKUP COVERS: – Chrome for Neck
• PICKUP RINGS: – N/A
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir Nanoweb
• DESTINATION/LOCATION: –Richmond Music/Richmond, Virginia