as always, we are glad to have you here with us.
If we are going to tell you the new and latest secrets you will need to P–quiet, please
We are talking about:
Bulldog & PQ unite
PQs are new, quite quiet and loaded into this magnificent Tiger Eye Burst, Bulldog, for your viewing and playing pleasure. Wonderful, rich and smoothly present Soapbar tone with no hum to annoy the studio engineer—or your bass player. Just crushingly good tone. In fact, with simple 3–way switching, 8 hum-free sounds are easily available so you cannot be caught without the needed sound while holding just this one guitar—now that is nice.
This “bad dog” will change your musical life forever, as it is easily able to dominate any situation—plays like warm butter and weighs in under 8 lbs.
Eight sounds from a simple 3-Way (& push/pulls). You can cover more genres than you ever thought possible with this style guitar
Tilt-back neck geometry with Anderson ergonomics means a pure playing experience, completely unhindered—as it should be
Gorgeous, deep, rich vintage finishes or dynamic colors of depth and character—in almost every shade imaginable. Whatever speaks to your soul, speaks to us, as well.
Pictured right is Bulldog finished in Arctic Blue Burst and loaded with HC-series pickups
We needed a platform in which to place our new HF-series pickups. What better way than to build a whole new guitar in Burnished Orange Burst to play host to these new coils. Bulldog was born.
Or was it the other way around?
We wanted a fun, focused & musical pickup line to fill the cool countersunk pickup routs of our new Bulldog?
Or did HCs & HFs pickups & Bulldog all spring into manifestation simultaneously? We are not really sure. These are HC1 and HC3+—from neck to bridge respectively.
Many feel that mixed breeds can be the most loyal and intelligent friend you can ever have. Mongrel is no exception to this perspective.
An amalgamation of “S & T” types together as one.
“T-style” torso mates to “S-style” pickguard and body contours to create Mongrel.
An extra comfy “T” to hold and strap on, with familiar “S” layout of the controls plus the added versatility that brings.
All Anderson options available to create Mongrel your way..
Hint: Just between you and me, look for: Drop Mongrel coming soon. (“Drop” means exotic wood topped body)
from the Short T–family
it is the:
T Classic Shorty
Launch your "T" tone to the next level of effortless dominance with Short T's inherent attributes.
Visually indiscernible from its long-scale sibling, the T Classic,
T Classic Shorty delights with its shorter 24 3/4-inch scale length, in combination with traditional long-scale woods and pickguard appointment.
T Classic Shorty renders a time-honored timbre and twang that is satisfyingly bigger & fatter "T" tone,. Blend those assets together with the ease of short-scale string bending and fingerboard reach and you have undeniable greatness that not only you but your sound man will love.
We could not make a T Classic Shorty without also offering a:
Hollow T Classic Shorty—super lightweight and resonate for "days."
It will only take one chord and you will know we are not really kidding about that.
After all, would we kid about a Hollow T Classic with a shorter scale length?
Yes, only 3/4 of an inch difference from traditional scale length but hey, what 3/4-inch will do when applied properly.
Let's take a moment here in the midsts of all these new models to talk about components—the ingredients that go into the creation of the world's best guitars.
Chocolate Maple Neck
You may have heard the rumors, and yes they are true—no not the one about the dancing Anderson aardvarks, that's just folklore—forget that completely—the other rumor—about Chocolate necks.
Yes, Anderson Guitarworks does have a new neck called:
and it is as equally outstanding to play and experience your perfection as are all Anderson necks.
The term Chocolate Maple is merely a metaphor for another magnificent Anderson neck of a different color.
These necks are not really made of chocolate but of the exact same premium wood that we use to create our traditional maple necks.
The only difference between our traditional light colored maple and Chocolate maple is that after the maple wood is kiln-dried to perfection, it undergoes an extra “chocolating” process that darkens the neck wood, completely through to its center, (not a stain or a coloring finish) making it dark, like rosewood, but with the sound of an all-maple neck.
Beautiful to behold and beautiful to play!
Crowdster Plus 2
could be the most important guitar of the last decade
Sounds like just a "line" but it is certainly not!
Playing live in any situation should be a rewarding experience for both you and your listeners—after all, that is the whole idea.
And it can be when your gear performs as it should so you flow unencumbered with the music and its message .
It has always been “challenging” to bring rich and realistic acoustic guitar tones to the stage without extensive alterations that usually compromise most of an acoustic guitar's beautiful timbre—until the arrival of the original Crowdster, that is. This one masterful instrument brought it all under your control.
The world shook again as Crowdster Plus entered. Now you could have both: wonderful live acoustic guitar tones and a stompin' electric guitar tone together on one instrument—behaving wonderfully—with no need to change instruments when segueing between acoustic & electric passages as the gig called for songs or changing passages in rapid succession.
The Crowdster Plus and its exemplary performance treated everyone to what could be—acoustic & electric together in bliss. But electric guitar tones are all about variety and more was desired. With the addition of another specialized electric guitar pickup, Crowdster Plus 2 is here—electric guitar versatility increased by a minimum of 150%—and by a maximum only bounded by your imagination.
Crowdster Plus 2 is two specialized electric guitar pickups onboard a Crowdster to share all their added versatility and style with the unparalleled live acoustic performance capabilities that all Crowdsters possess in equal merit.
The ultimate instrument of its kind anywhere and anytime, for sure!
..and speaking of pickups...
In the last year we have introduce 8 new pickup lines—that is around 47 new individual pickups, and counting—all to allow your your playing personality to come forth and expand. (and don't miss the new hum-free PQ-series pickups at the bottom of the pickup page once you click the link below.)
Just click to pick your preference from among the myriad
Anderson Pickup Sound Clips—for TMs, TVs and VAs at the Barber site—enjoy these from our friends over at Barber Pedals.
Many wonder what do M–Series pickups sound like in real world application. We say they are big (giant, really) single coil tones, where shimmer is traded for big single coil bulk. Think SRV without needing to tune down or add big strings.
Listen to this: (click the picture of the The Classic with Ms below)
(all through a Bogner Shiva with 6L6 power tubes)
Andy Wood is a rippin' Anderson Artist. Check it out as he demos a few coils for you.
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This Is What They Had to Say!
Tone Quest Report: for August 2003/Vol 4 NO. 10.
An Interview with Tom Anderson himself and a review of their first experience with a Hollow T Classic. The Tom interview begins at the bottom right of page 1 under the header, "Interview Tom Anderson Guitarworks" And the Hollow T Classic Review appears at the bottom right of page 4 and is entitled, "Hollow T Classic Tom Anderson Guitarworks." For optimum viewing, right click on this hyperlink, Tone Quest Report and select, "Open in New Window." Happy Reading!
Guitar One Magazine: for October 2003
They reviewed a Hollow Cobra with Soapbar-style pickups! For optimum viewing, right click on this hyperlink, Guitar One and select, "Open in New Window."
Guitar Player Magazine: for October 2003
A much anticipated review of the new Crowdster Acoustic!
Many companies choose gorgeous models in order to embellish their products in ads aimed at drawing attention to what they have to offer. If you look closely you can tell the real merit of a company by the models they select. Elixir Strings is now running an ad with a luscious babe that speaks volumes for their character.