January 16, 2016

          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
  • Top Jack
  • 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
  • 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
  • 08-18-15A