Guitars Of The Week:
Beginning: October, 10 2014

Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Black to Trans Red Burst

Drop Top
Maple Top on Mahogany
Natural Black to Trans Red Burst

Have you ever considered:

Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Jesse Baker, what do all three of these geniuses have in common? They all pushed the envelope beyond ordinary perceptions to create something wonderfully new—something thrilling.

Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, we know what they did but what about Jesse?

Yes, Jesse knew what he wanted and he asked for it. He asked for something that had not been seen before—a vision of his imagination to be brought to life.

He asked for Natural Black…but not just any Natural Black. He asked for our Natural Black finish with a Red Bursted edge.


Can we do it?

And hence forth this new color is now christened: Natural Black to Transparent Red Burst.

Ordinarily, it is an easy choice to select an Anderson Instrument for all its always-offered excellent attributes: unlimited string bending, glisteningly slick and fast fret work, a variety of the most welcoming neck shapes—just to name a few. And if this wasn’t enough coolness (and it is not with an Anderson) also factor in: gargantuan, full-bodied, ridiculously in-tune, multidimensional chording that sustains “for days” and makes everything you play sound huge and clear.

Then it is only a matter of appointing with your preferred preferences—the ones you are most comfortable playing and performing—like string gauge and fret size.

But Jesse went a bit farther in this area, as well, and the results were spectacular—well worth it for his desired tonal qualifications.

He opted for our premium mahogany-backed body (the only mahogany we would ever use) outfitted with a fixed bridge. The result is a surprisingly lightweight instrument with an extremely resonant mahogany character in plentiful and aggressive abundance.

A special unlisted spec for Drop Top resulted in a Mahogany Neck with an Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, crowned with a Black, reverse-headstock—very special, indeed.

These two intertwined attributes prominently establish an undeniably massive Mahogany essence—a focused but extremely musical midrange disposition.

And to further highlight this Drop Top as an instrument of unique distinction, Jesse decreed for both of the afore mentioned intertwined attributes (body back and neck back) to be finished in Transparent Red—over mahogany this yields a rich, deep crimson coloration.

Yes, ordering a custom Anderson is definitely a thrilling experience and…All Fun.

Most often it is only the last decision in personal guitar building that can engender a bit of enjoyable consternation, and it goes something like this,

“What should I chose for my finish color? I choose…ah…blue, black, red, gray, green, orange…no purple, grape…wait…I didn’t go yet! Stop…wait…okay…go…yellow, I mean turquoise, no plum…teal, turquoise, tropical fruit, maui kazowie, key lime burst, shell pink, hold it!”

It is all in good fun but we all find ourselves doing it—and why? Because, finish has no function other than opinion. It is purely a decision of opinion—and if you are honest about opinions you realize, they are merely that…opinions.

And yet, as human beings, color speaks to our very soul—as if the color carries the very essence of our personality with it. Perhaps it does. You can feel its importance—we all can.

But Jesse knew…he knew just what he needed to bring forth his inner essence. It may be yours as well. We call it Natural Black to Transparent Red Burst.


  • MODEL: – Drop Top

  • Body Style: – Solid

  • SCALE LENGTH: – Traditional 25 1/2-inch

  • BODY WOOD: – Personalized Select Flame Maple Top on Mahogany Back

  • FINISH: – Natural Black to Trans Red Burst

  • Body Back Color: – Transparent Red

  • NECK WOOD: – Special - Mahogany Back with Rosewood Fingerboard with Reverse Headstock


  • NECK BACK FINISH: – Matching Satin

  • NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium

  • NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch

  • FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

  • BRIDGE: – Fixed Bridge

  • TUNING GEAR: – Locking


  • NECK PICKUP: – H1+-

  • MIDDLE PICKUP: – none


  • PICKGUARD: – none

  • SWITCHING: – 5-Way with Push/Pull for 2 Pickups—for 6 sounds

  • PICKUP COVERS: – none

  • PICKUP RINGS: – Black

  • SWITCH TIP: – Black

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

  • DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Eddie’s Guitars, St Lous, Missouri

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