"Pete Anderson " Tele model - opinions please

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  1. gitman

    gitman Member

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    i am pondering the purchase of such a model by Tom Anderson and would like to hear/read some opinions about it's similarities/differences compared to the non-trm equipped Anderson tele models. it is a hollow guitar which i am familiar with as well as with Anderson build quality. i am drawn to this design because a) i'm partial to the Tele design in general and b) i like the idea of the middle pickup for the "quack" it affords. what i do not know is how much the fact that this model has a standard fender type tremolo bridge will take away from the typical tele twang and snap... any insights are very much appreciated !
    here is a link to the ANDERSON WEBSITE :
    http://www.andersonguitars.com/cfPa...ery.cfm?passedID=15&finishID=111&bodyWoodID=3
     
  2. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    What you'll get is an amazing sounding/playing guitar.
    What you will only get a little of is traditional tele twang.
    Its a different beast. You can appreciate it for what it is and love it though.

    RC
     
  3. wodka

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    The neck carve is custom. It has a lot of taper, if I recall correctly - very thin at the nut.
     
  4. DrJamie

    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    I owned a Suhr, ash body, and same set-up. It's a Tele,that's almost the perfect strat. I did sell though, to acquire a Callaham strat. It was a great guitar, and played like butter. I did play an actual Pete Anderson, and loved it. Nice and lightweight. You can play all night, and not have to switch guitars. Does everything, if you can give up a little bit of Tele tone. And, I don't think you lose much.
     
  5. pbradt

    pbradt Senior Member

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    OK, remember you asked for OPINIONS.

    NOT A TELE!
     
  6. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. Believe it or not....:D


    Cool guitar though.
     
  7. pbradt

    pbradt Senior Member

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    Heh heh...at least 10 things make it NOT a Tele in m¥ book. ;)
     
  8. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Lemme see..

    tummy cut
    arm contour
    bridge
    neck pup
    middle pup
    little toggle switch

    that's all I got.
     
  9. gitman

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    thanks guys, this helps ! i guess i will go look for a hollow Anderson tele without the trem .... if it has the 3rd pickup i wouldn't mind. i can't afford getting a vintage-type tele with all the right attributes PLUS a modern hybrid that covers more sonic ground so i think a good compromise is called for...
     
  10. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out Melancon too. Just a thought, Gerard makes a hell of a guitar.
     
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    pbradt Senior Member

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    Headstock
    Logo
    Frets
    Fretboard
     
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    I spent some time playing one that was identical to this one from Anderson's site. It was an incredibly good sounding guitar.
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    LOL!! Why am I not surprised?:rotflmao
     

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