February 23, 2017

 
 
 
And Behold, an Angel Appeared
 
…on the NAMM Show floor, arrayed in the new shade: 
Tobacco Surf.  
Many Anderson dealers participate with us in the NAMM adventure by requesting we create a guitar they would love to see at the Show and in their store.  It was Tony Higbee of Nashville’s Guitar Center who originally envisioned an Angel in Tobacco Surf.  And his instincts were certainly in tune for this guitar was intoxicating, with everyone singing the praises of the new Tobacco Surf.
Same time-honored color scheme as traditional Tobacco Burst but in our “Surf” paint style.
We call it “surf” when the finish begins its lightest shade at one end of the guitar (the horns) and darkens linearly across the face of the guitar—ending at its deepest hue at the rear strap button(s).  
The name, “surf,” comes from the image of standing at the ocean shore and looking out at the horizon.  The ever-deepening water also deepens in color as your eyes gaze farther from shore—darker and richer in hue the farther out you go.  
The original “surf” was Bora Surf so it looked very much like the experience we are describing above.  
 
 
Now we offer the surf style of painting in a wonderful array of colors—mirroring all the differing positions of the sun on the horizon as it rises and sets and naturally “paints” all its different hues across the coastline, as far as the eye can see. 
This Angel’s dual HC-series humbuckers, multifaceted switching and the super-versatile, low profile Recessed Vintage Locking Tremolo make playing dynamics soar to the extreme.     
 
GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS:
  • BODY STYLE: – Solid 
  • SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch—traditional
  • BODY WOOD: – Flame Maple Top on Mahogany
  • FINISH: – Tobacco Surf
  • BODY BACK COLOR: – Natural
  • NECK WOOD: – Maple, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss
  • NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
  • NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even-Taper -.020
  • NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch 
  • FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
 
  • BRIDGE: – Recessed Vintage Tremolo - locking
  • TUNING GEAR: – Locking 
  • HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
  • NECK PICKUP: – HC1 with Nickel Cover
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: – none
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: – HC3 with Nickel Cover
  • SWITCHING: – 5-Way, with Push/Push - for 6 sounds
  • SWITCH TIP: – Black
  • STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
  • DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Guitar Center, Nashville, Tennessee 
  • 01-09-17A