August 14, 2017

 
 

(Click on above images to view full size)

 
Out Of The Blue
 
You may be in the pink—as you should be—but that does not necessarily mean that you would prefer your guitar to be in the pink, as well.   If you are not sure what we are talking about it is time for you to read last week’s Guitar Tales right now—so you won’t be so blue.
But blue, yes…
In recent high-level Anderson kaleidoscopic color analytics we employed absolutely the best, completely non-scientific and non-statistically controlled research to determine that blue is the most requested single color by guitar players.  Our research team officially states, "That's just the way it seems."
So two weeks ago in Guitar Tales you saw an Icon in Lake Placid Blue—devastatingly beautiful, rich, vintage blue—eliciting many involuntary gasps as it popped up on computer screens around the world. 
And now…another beautiful blue just for you: Metallic Ice Blue—a perennial favorite. You may now take the stage with an Icon radiating in this soothing but iridescent blue hue.
And of course, one look tells you that this Icon makes good use of an HC2 humbucker at its tail to "crush" overpowering vintage humbucker tones and still remain impressively musical—blending and complementing with the single coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. 
Editor's Note: On this particular Icon there is one customer-chosen option, hiding in plain sight, that is not a standard feature for Icon. Can you spot it?  Answer is noted at the bottom of the spec sheet. 
Yes, without augmentation of any argumentation and without a doubt of any kind, the best playing and best sounding guitar you can ever lay hands upon—and all with a simply beautiful vintage vibe. 
 
GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:
  • MODEL: – Icon Classic
  • BODY STYLE: – Solid
  • SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch—traditional
  • BODY WOOD: – Alder
  • FINISH: – Metallic Ice Blue
  • NECK WOOD: – Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Vintage Tinted Satin
  • NECK BACK FINISH: – Vintage Tinted Satin
  • NECK BACKSHAPE: – 60’s Vibe
  • NUT WIDTH: – 1 5/8-inch
  • FRETS: – Medium—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo—Exclusive Anderson
  • TUNING GEAR: – Split Shaft—Exclusive Anderson
  • HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
  • NECK PICKUP: – VA7R—with Coffee Dipped Cover
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: – VA7—with Coffee Dipped Cover
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: – HC2—with Raw Nickel Cover
  • PICKGUARD: – Aged White
  • SWITCHING: – 5-Way, 3 Knob with Top Jack - Push/Push Split for Humbucker
  • KNOB COLOR: – Off White - with numbers
  • PU RINGS & SWITCH TIP: – No rings / Off White tip
  • STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
  • DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Tone Freaks, Seoul, Korea  
  • 04-26-17P
  • SPECIAL REQUEST FOR ICON: 2 Rear Strap Buttons