Is it possible to love your Anderson Guitar just a little too much?
Okay, we do agree that a Bora to Trans Blue Burst, Crowdster Acoustic can have an almost intoxicating effect on even the most experienced of musicians but…
A knock on the front door of Anderson Guitarworks was what first alerted us. We opened the door just a crack and peered out. As he stood in the parking lot, smiling, our keen eyes noticed that he was dressed somewhat differently than what we had become accustomed to seeing…on planet earth.
Always quick with an astute observation, Charles said, “I think he is trying to tell us he really likes our guitars.” Tom nodded cautiously in agreement. “Does he think he’s a Crowdster,” asked Bruce. “Well, he does have an acoustic amp with him,” Iain observed, “must be a Crowdster.” Dave wondered out loud, “What do you suppose his scale length is, he's at least 15 feet tall?”
Jesse has always been good in emergency situations and knew just how to handle this one. A quick call to the fourth floor of the Anderson building put him in touch with the medical ward and brought Doctor Fretinsteel running. When the Swedish born and trained psychiatrist arrived, he took one look and let out a gasp. “I have read about cases like this,” he explained, “but I have never actually seen anyone who…” his voice trailed off as he gazed inquisitively out of the now open doorway. Having a Ph.D. in Instrumental Psychology, Dr. Fretinsteel was the perfect person for the job as he stepped out into the parking lot to speak with the young man and his amp—with legs.
The doctor asked a few leading questions, listened intently and returned momentarily to explained, “It’s all very normal really. It seems that the big Crowdster in the parking lot has a real Crowdster Acoustic Guitar on order, and so as to feel more closely bonded to it, he thought he would…well, you know…be one himself. And oh yea, he wants to know if we have any candy.”
We were all thoroughly bewildered. Chuck suggested we repaint him and Eric added that perhaps we should just lock the door. Thank God for Laurie, the glue that helps hold us all together, as she stepped forward with calendar in hand and, chronological clarity of thought, reminded us that today was Oct 31st—Halloween. And as hard as he is to recognize with a 4 foot neck on top of his head, that is our good friend Devan in the parking lot—trick or treating. “I knew that!” exclaimed Dr. Fretinsteel, so loudly that it was clearly obvious that he didn’t have a clue. Well, who could really blame him, after all they don’t dress up for Halloween in Sweden—at least that is what he says anyway. But they do make great steel.
We invited Devan and his amp, who turned out to be his girlfriend, and a really good sport, into the shop for a visit. He explained (and we can’t help but agree) that Anderson Guitars have now reached a new level of prestige with the creation and public display of the very first Crowdster costume. With 9 hours of construction and carefully calculated proportions, he and his understanding girlfriend built their ensembles. An appearance at their church carnival garnered them a unanimous first place in the costume contest and adoration of the many children who wanted to try out several Hendrix moves on Devan—now that’s good taste in guitars and music. He went on to say that you know you have really hit the big time when you can share the Halloween stage with the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein and Britney. Visibly moved, Tom stood, wiped a tear and proclaimed this a momentous day for Anderson Guitarworks. We all applauded. Hey, come on now, it’s not every day that a 15-foot Crowdster tells you that you’re cool.
When Devan’s real Crowdster Acoustic Guitar was ready, we asked him back for a photo shoot of the big and little Crowdsters together. Can you guess which one is the real one? We hope Devan can.
How’s that Spence?
• MODEL: – Crowdster Acoustic
• FINISH: – Bora to Trans Blue Burst with Binding
• BODY WOOD: – Quilted Maple Top with Mahogany Back
• BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – same
• NECK WOOD: – Mahogany with African Rosewood Fingerboard
• HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching
• NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
• NECK BACKSHAPE: – Crowdster Standard
• NUT WIDTH: – 1.73-inch
• SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch
• FRETS: – Small
• BRIDGE: – Ebony
• TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft
• HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
• BRIDGE PICKUP: – LR Baggs Piezo
• CONTROLS: – Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
• STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .012-.053 Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar
• DESTIONATION/LOCATION: – Devan’s House