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Anderson Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by psyandy, May 27, 2011.

  1. -CM-

    -CM- Something Clever Here Silver Supporting Member

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    Did you mean offer?

    I ordered my Raven with a RW neck.

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  2. Robotechnology

    Robotechnology Supporting Member

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    I think since the early 2000’s it’s been an orderable option. My Atlantic Storm HDT also has an IRW neck.
     
  3. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Supporting Member

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    I changed my Classic from white plastics to black - huge improvement in tone and sustain! (Kidding...)

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    I also bought an SSS pickguard from Tom at the same time and wired this up. I'll try it at some point, maybe next string change, but can't imagine straying away from the two HF's.

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  4. kralltime

    kralltime Gold Supporting Member

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    Set of Novak foils in an old Cobra Special...

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  5. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Supporting Member

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    My Classic with the single coil pickguard on...

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  6. brokenvail

    brokenvail Supporting Member

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    He has offered RW necks for a long time
     
  7. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Supporting Member

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    Here's my Rosewood neck. A Hollow Cobra S. I believe it was the 2nd TA produced with a Rosewood neck.

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  8. StockRock

    StockRock Gold Supporting Member

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    Have had this guitar well past the honeymoon. This Top T is just what Tom describes - "for all around everything, for an instrument that can cop all styles and not force you to change guitars all night long, the most versatile guitar on Earth might be the Top T." I've had many vintage and other boutique guitars, and I just don't recall a guitar that can call forth so many classic and different tones, and do so in each case without compromise. I know Tom hasn't been a fan of ebony, but I'm glad he made this one. Miles above anything else I've had. Superb fit and finish. 7 lbs. Well done

    Several features I must call out as mind-blowing -
    Stainless steel frets - the best guitar with Stainless frets I've had, so smooth, won't wear, no ping or high end artifact
    Sustain - no dead spots, incredible sustain all over the fingerboard, on and on and on
    Treble bleed - the TAG-tuned treble bleed - I've never had such a bleed implemented so well - the ability to turn down volume without losing or changing tone at all, just cleaning it up, all the way down - this makes the 5 way switching with splitter phenomenally effective, adds greatly to the versatility, and sounds so vintage in every position
    Mesa Boogie Mark Series - I had been told for years that nothing is a better match with a Mesa Boogie Mark than a TAG, and I should have listened long ago - the versatility of the Mark plus the versatility of the TAG is truly mind-blowing



    Guitar Model: Top T
    Body Wood: Flame Maple Top on Mahogany
    Body Finish: Satin Natural Blue with Binding
    Neck Wood: Maple, Ebony Fingerboard
    Neck Finish: Natural Satin Headstock, Natural Satin Back
    Neck Back Shape: Even-Taper
    Nut Width: 1 11/16-inch
    Frets: Heavy
    Hardware Color: Chrome
    Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
    Pickups: H1- SF1 H2+
    Switching: 5-Way Add Bridge with Splitter

     
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  9. Metlupass2

    Metlupass2 Supporting Member

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    Yeah buddy way to bump this up!

    Let's see some more
     
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  10. brokenvail

    brokenvail Supporting Member

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    she is a stunner
     
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  11. ThePK

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    Very nice T! Cool to see one with an ebony board as well, not too many of those around. If you're after versatility I don't know what beats an HSH Anderson. I have a '99 HSH Drop Top (that I custom ordered) that's been great ever since.

    And a timely thread bump, as I just placed an order (with Distinctive Guitar) for a Raven Superbird a few days ago. Really looking forward to it.
     
  12. StockRock

    StockRock Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! If I were getting another, I'd definitely consider a Raven.
     
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  13. superstratjunky

    superstratjunky Member

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    Attention, attention. This is an Appreciation Thread!!
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    Photobucket users are excused, but all others should be tared & feathered for removing pictures. Please erase your baby, Family, pet pictures & repost those missing TAG pics. That is all.....


    What do you mean was?:eek:

    You left out...
    Nut width
    Neck shape
    Fret size
    ;)

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    Now that is how I would want a Tele! A nice rounded edge! Gawd this look is killer!:)
     
  14. 1bluzman

    1bluzman Supporting Member

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    Hey Thanks brokenvail it's probably one of the best playing guitars I've owned over all the years.
     
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  15. mrwolf

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    Nut ... 1 11/16
    Even Taper
    Heavy Frets.

    All 3 of mine have identical neck specs , only the woods differ.
    Maple / African Rosewood
    Chocolate maple / Indian Rosewood
    Caramel Maple
     
  16. ieso

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    I appreciate my Anderson

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  17. Schweezly

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    I’m happy to have Anderson appreciation again! Picked this Cobra up. First pic is natural light in the back of my car, 2nd is from CME’s listing. The appearance changes based on light but I’d say it’s somewhere in between in person

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    I had a Raven a few years ago that I regretted selling. It played wonderfully but I couldn’t quite get the sound I wanted out of it. This thing seems like it can do everything
     
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