Bulldog Special

possesses all the specialness that has made our regular Bulldog such an instantly coveted instrument.

The Anderson wood shop begins the specialized venture of Bulldog Special creation with the formation of its Mahogany foundation.

Known as Pattern Grade Genuine Mahogany, it is the highest grade of Mahogany available and that is (of course) all we use.  You might think that would be good enough—and it could be—but we go beyond and literally hand–select each and every piece within the Pattern Grade Mahogany for its appearance, color and weight—to ensure everybody gets a Mahogany body Bulldog Special to love.

Once we get it home, the already kiln-dried wood is re–checked for moisture content and re-dried to perfection—just as we like it.

This is one of the reasons why Bulldog Special is not a heavy (weight-wise, I mean) instrument to strap on.  In fact, it is light enough to gig long hours into the night without fatigue—you've really got to love that!  Noticeably light and resonate is one of the characteristics that makes this Bulldog so Special.

Reaching the outer–most limits of the body's flat top and back surfaces, you are nestled by a soft-cut body-edge radius for that “I love to hold and play this guitar,” Anderson experience.

As with all our Bulldogs, this Special has the same structurally superior 3-on-a-side headstock, with:

This means that this Bulldog demonstrates unparalleled structural integrity and plays and stays remarkable in tune.  That in itself is an amazing playing experience to have everyday you pick it up. 

But of course that is not all, because Bulldog Special has a pure Anderson pedigree, its playability is like cascades of flowing music issuing forth, in tune, harmonically rich and enchantingly nimble to negotiate. 

Really, just too good to describe in words.

Bulldog Special

choices at a glance 

 

BODY TYPE:

  • Solid Body

 

SCALE LENGTH:

  • 24 3/4-inch

BODY WOOD:

  • Mahogany

NECK WOOD:

  • Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Solid Rosewood

HEADSTOCK COLOR:

  • Matching Gloss (n/a on Solid Rosewood neck)
  • Black
  • Natural Satin
  • Natural Gloss

NECK BACK FINISH:

  • Color Matching Satin (n/a on solid rosewood neck)
  • Natural Satin

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
  • Small—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • Jumbo—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel

BRIDGE:

  • Wraparound

TUNING GEAR:

  • Locking

HARDWARE COLOR:

  • Chrome
  • Gold

PICKGUARD:

  • Black                (w PQ-series pickups only)
  • Tortoise Shell   (w PQ-series pickups only)

NECK PICKUP:

  • Any Anderson Full-Sized Humbucker
  • PQ1 or PQ1-

BRIDGE PICKUP:

  • Any Anderson Full-Sized Humbucker
  • PQ2 or PQ3

SWITCHING:

  • 3-Way, 4 Knob with two Push/Pull for single coil sounds
  • 3-Way, 4 Knob with two Push/Pull for single coil sounds + Boost

PICKUP COVERS:

for

HC-Series

for

PQ-Series

  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Black
  • Raw Nickel
  • Cream
  • Black

PICKUP RINGS:

(for humbuckers only)

  • Cream
  • 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