To make it better…for everything we do in life, it should be our purpose. To benefit others and ourselves simultaneously, so all are uplifted, is the way to a healthy world. Icon is certainly not just another pretty (vintage) face—not in any regard. Icon has a distinct purpose for its existence—a definite reason of import and substance.
There are those players who must have an uncompromisingly vintage look—and for that we have great appreciation and understanding. But convention has always made guitar players choose between traditional and stellar performance—as if the two did not belong together. But of course they do.
It was time—more than time—that this venerable romance be given the form and function that it deserves. A truly vintage guitar evolved to the highest level, without any inhibitions or bad habits holding it back.
Isn’t that a really nice concept? Yea?! Nowhere near a copycat of any kind, Icon lifts you on wings of unprecedented playability, tonality and resonance that are really astounding. Yes, Icon is in production and it is magnificent. It is the no-compromise Vintage Guitar.
Icon (like all Anderson Guitars):
Plays like butter
Performs 5 fret bends without a whisper of fretting out (you could go farther but…)
Nimble and comfortable to hold and gig with all night
Wonderfully hand-selected vintage woods that are dried to perfection—with no rushing
Rings out loudly—even unplugged
Sustain “for days.” with rich beautiful tonality.
But…Icon does it in a totally iconic way—and with no vintage compromises. Icon has the look but not the limited playability, so…all the Anderson attributes are soundly intact with the vintage visual attractions of:
Full-sized S-style body silhouette
Three numbered knobs
One rear strap button
So you could say: Icon looks just right and plays just right. And…almost every Anderson option is available—as long as it does not alter the time-honored look. You can appoint your Icon your way. Another interesting aspect of Icon is that most are ordered with Satin Finishes. We have the smoothest Satin finishes in all the colors. This is Icon!
We took the vintage guitar of your imagining (the one you have always hoped to find at the garage sale of an unknowing owner—never played and in perfect condition) and improved it beyond your wildest vintage dreams.
MODEL: – Icon Classic
BODY STYLE: – Solid
SCALE LENGTH: – Traditional - 25 1/2-inch
BODY WOOD: – Alder
FINISH: – Satin Black
NECK WOOD: – Maple
HEADSTOCK FINISH: – Natural Satin
NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
NECK BACKSHAPE: – Even-Taper
NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo—Exclusive Anderson Design
TUNING GEAR: – Locking
HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
NECK PICKUP: – SF1
MIDDLE PICKUP: – SF1
BRIDGE PICKUP: – SF3
PICKGUARD: – White
SWITCHING: – 5-Way, 3 Knob with Top Jack
PICKUP COVERS: – n/a
SWITCH TIP: – White
STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
DESTINATION/LOCATION: – Mesa/Boogie Hollywood Factory Store, Hollywood, California