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Is that an Angel on your shoulder?

Anderson Guitarworks

is very pleased to introduce You to:

Angel:

the new 24-fret “Ande”

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Pictured above (from the NAMM Show 2014):

 

  • model:             Angel
  • body wood:     Quilted Maple Top on Basswood Back
  • finish:              Atlantic Storm
  • neck wood:     Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         H1, SC1 H3: — (from neck to bridge, respectively)
  • switching:       5-Way - with Add-Bridge Push/Pul on Tone and Master Spliter

 

angel

Pictured above (from the NAMM Show 2014):

 

  • model:             Angel
  • body wood:     Quilted Maple Top on Mahogany Back
  • finish:             Tiger Eye
  • neck wood:     Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • pickups:         HC1+, HC3+: — (from neck to bridge, respectively)
  • switching:       5-Way with Push/Pull — (for 6 easily accessable, hum-free sounds)

 


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The Raven Has Landed

Anderson Guitarworks

bids welcome to:

Raven

and as always, to You.

We are glad to have You here with Us.

…And right off the top, this is the bottom line on Raven:

 

Raven is:  The Offset-styled Guitar that was made, from the outset, to Play—exquisitely well. 

 

Well, yes…how else would we do it? 

 

Raven is:  The Guitar Player's, Offset Guitar!  Svelte, cut, light, fast and nimble, boasting extraordinarily effortless intonation and tuning stability, jammin' with Raven is truly a joyful performance experience.

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Sparkle Orange • Alder Body • Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard Neck • Pickups: PH1 neck and HC2 bridge atop a Pearl White Pickguard • 25 1/2-inch (traditional) scale length

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Metallic Ice Blue • Alder Body • Maple Neck • HC-series Humbuckers atop a Pearl White Pickguard • 24 3/4-inch (shorty) scale length

 

Beautifully balanced:  Raven hangs as if it were sculpted for you—because it was.  Not oversized or bloated but proportioned just right to feel familiar, welcomingly tractable and boundingly dynamic.

 

 

Joey Sykes—plays for The Babys and Meredith Brooks—stopped by for a quick setup on his Trans Blue, Cobra Special with PQ pickups, before beginng a tour with The Babys. 

 

From the corner of his eye he spied Raven—in Black. 

 

WHAT!?!?

 

“Oh, can I play that?”  So he strapped in for a test run.  His face tells it all...Anderson through–and–through.  His next guitar.     

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Raven Black • Alder Body • Chocolate Maple Neck • PQ-series pickups atop a Tortoise Shell Pickguard • 24 3/4-inch (shorty) scale length

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Ocean Turquoise • Alder Body • Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard Neck • PH-series Pickups atop a Tortoise Shell Pickguard • 25 1/2-inch (traditional) scale length

 

Raven, the whole story in 39 seconds (give or take 11 to 12 seconds for gasping):

 

Playing peerlessness personified…and it is now here in the form of Raven.  To play Raven is to love Raven—beyond all reason.  Yes it is true, your wildest Offset Guitar dreams have been realized (yes, really, realized—certainly no empty hype here).

 

At Anderson Guitarworks now is the time for you to soar…with Raven! (just could not resist that metaphor—forgive me)  We are happily able to offer players an Offset Guitar as we believe it should be.

  • Beautiful Offset-themed styling.

  • Balanced, lightweight and stable—a joy to strap on and play all night long.

  • Not oversized or undersized but a body of just right proportions—in every aspect—it immediately feels like your old, best friend, that is full of brand new excitement and experiences.

  • A solid foundation supports unparalleled tone and resonance, where every sonic nuance rings out with alacrity.

  • Profoundly reliable intonation and tuning stability makes Raven a joy to play with any and every style of music.  No worries, just plug and play with wild abandon.

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Ruby Slippers Alder Body Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard Neck PH-series Pickups atop a Black Pickguard 25 1/2-inch (traditional) scale length

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Metallic Purple Alder Body Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard Neck PQ-series Pickups atop  Black Pickguard • 25 1/2-inch (traditional) scale length

 

Why Raven?:

 

Like many of you, we have always “fancied” the look of Offset Guitar styling.  In fact, many of us were playing guitar when the first ones arrived on the scene in the early 60s (yes, Anderson Guitarworks has a lot of real-world experience.)  At that time they were actually advertised as the better, top of the line instruments.  Although they looked really cool, from a player’s point of view, the Offset design of the day was fraught with aspects that made playing them less than desirable.  This is why the S and T-style instruments emerged as the mainstay guitars—dominating the music scene for more than a half of a century.  Players preferred the S and T's manageable body size and more reliable tuning stability.

 

With the recent reemergence of the cool Offset look, we were delighted but at the same time surprised to see the same playing flaws reappear right along with it.  But now it is a different time and Anderson Guitarworks is ready, willing and happily able to go all-in!

 

Raven is:  Truly, a no-holds-barred Offset guitar, designed from the ground up to play impeccably—no compromises of any kind—just an awesome Offset that needs make no apologies—for anything but being awesome (and last we checked, who needs to apologize for that?).

 

And as a result, Raven is the Anderson Guitarworks Offset Guitar!

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Metallic Ice Blue • Alder Body • Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard Neck • PH-series Pickups atop an Aged White Pickguard • 24 3/4-inch (shorty) scale length

 

 

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Pictured above: Raven finished in Surf Green • Alder Body Maple Neck PQ-series Pickups atop a Pearl White Pickguard 25 1/2-inch (traditional) scale length

 

Raven

available options to suit your playing preference

 

BODY TYPE:

  • Solid Body 
SCALE LENGTH
  • Traditional (25 1/2-inch)
  • Shorty       (24 3/4-inch)

BODY WOOD:

  • Alder
  • Swamp Ash
  • Basswood
  • Mahogany

NECK WOOD:

  • Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Maple
  • Chocolate Maple
  • Maple with Chocolate Maple Fingerboard
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Maple with Pau Ferro Fingerboard

HEADSTOCK COLOR:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint—n/a Rosewood or Chocolate
  • Match Body Color
  • Natural Gloss
  • Black

NECK BACK FINISH:

  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Satin with Vintage Tint (n/a with match headstock, Rosewood or Chocolate)

NECK BACKSHAPE:

  • Even-Taper—slim backshape
  • Even-Taper +.030, +.050, +.070, +.100—increased depth
  • Happy Medium
  • Happy Medium +.030, +.050—increased depth
  • 60’s Vibe
  • 60’s Vibe +.020—increased depth
  • 50’s V—Small
  • 50’s V—Large

NUT WIDTH:

  • 1 11/16-inch
  • 1 5/8 -inch

FRETS:

  • Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Low Rise—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE:

  • Vintage Tremolo
  • Fixed Bridge
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo

TUNING GEAR:

  • Locking (std with Vintage Tremolo)
  • Split Shaft (std with Fixed and Floyd Rose Bridge)

PICKGUARD:

  • Black
  • Pearl White
  • Aged White
  • Mint White
  • Tortoise Shell
  • White

HARDWARE COLOR:

  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Black

NECK PICKUP:

  • Any PQ-series Soapbar-style
  • Any PH-series
  • Any H-Series Full-Sized Humbucking
  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized
  • Any T-series Single Coil Sized
  • M1 or M1- (M-series)

MIDDLE PICKUP (optional):

  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized

BRIDGE PICKUP:

  • Any PQ-series Soapbar-style
  • Any PH-series
  • Any H-series Full-Sized Humbucker
  • Any S-series Single Coil Sized
  • Any T-series Single Coil Sized
  • M2 or M3 (M-series)

SWITCHING:

  • 3-Way Big Toggle
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Splitter
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Parallel (no hum)
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with VA Boost
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Splitter with VA Boost
  • 3-Way Big Toggle with Parallel with VA Boost (no hum)

For optional 3 pickups:

  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Split + VA Boost
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge
  • 5-Way Add-Bridge w Splitter
    • B5—split 1-4 (no split on bridge p/u alone)
    • Master Split

PICKUP COVERS:

  • PQ–series—Cream, Black
  • PH–series—open–face Nickel, open–face Gold
  • HC-series—nickel, raw nickel, gold, black
  • VA & SC-series only—Coffee Dipped, White or Black

STRING GAUGE:

  • Your Choice—Elixir— with NANOWEB® Coating

FINISH:

  • See Drop-Down Color List That Corresponds to Your Body Wood Choice on the Guitar Gallery Page