April 24, 2017



Raving about Raven


Are you raving about Raven...yet?  Anderson's utterly awesomely-awesome, offset-style guitar.

The only way that you could not be raving mad (in a good way) for Raven is that you have not yet had the auspicious opportunity to actually play one—to revel in Raven for yourself.  

But in the words of Yoda to Luke in Episode V, "You will be!" 

Editor's note: It is not-even vaguely rumored that during filming, Luke frequently confused his light saber with his Anderson guitar, as he is a sucker for a weapon with great tone and flawless fingering. 

Yes, pick up a Raven, strap in, plug and play and...it is over!!!  You will now understand. 

What?  Understand what?

Understand…that Anderson Guitarworks has been creating astounding guitars for 30+ years and is first and foremost and completely a performance guitar company…not just a pretty face.  We are all about superior performance in every single aspect of every single guitar that we create—the ultimate execution at the expense of nothing else.

This is how Raven was born.  An offset body that is completely re-sized and re-shaped to be prodigiously playable—nimble and svelte; easy to manage on stage and on your knee—to play for hours and hours with comfort and grace and resounding tone.

Anderson-designed or modified bridges and unparalleled structural integrity means Raven is not plagued by the ghosts of Offset instruments past—and rings out ridiculously in tune and stays that way.  A guitar that is silly-easy to manage and play and sounds so vibrant and in tune that you will be (dare we say it?) raving.

The fact that Raven (along with all our other guitars) is gorgeous is a result of achieving the ultimate of execution and performance—in all aspects.  The culmination is: Beauty.

Soaring even higher, Raven is augmented further by super-flexible (but simple) 3-Way switching, a vast array of Anderson pickups from which to choose and can be had in either a traditional 25 1/2-inch scale length or a shorty 24 3/4-inch scale length.  Versatility to increase your virtuosity.

And where did this Candy Apple Red, Raven, worth raving about, go?  Look no further than The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas.  A fantastic pro-level shop in the Dallas area. 



  • MODEL: – Raven Classic
  • BODY STYLE: – Solid
  • SCALE LENGTH: – 24 3/4-inch—shorty
  • BODY WOOD: – Alder
  • FINISH: – Candy Apple Red
  • NECK WOOD: – Chocolate Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Matching Gloss
  • NECK BACK FINISH: – Natural Satin
  • NECK BACKSHAPE: – Happy Medium
  • NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16-inch
  • FRETS: – Heavy—Exclusive Anderson Stainless Steel
  • BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo
  • TUNING GEAR: – Locking
  • HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
  • NECK PICKUP: – PH1 with Open-Face Nickel Cover
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: – PH3 with Open-Face Nickel Cover
  • PICKGUARD: – Pearl White
  • SWITCHING: – 3-Way Big Toggle with 2 Cut Switches & VA Boost - for 16 sounds
  • SWITCH TIP: – Off White
  • STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010 -.046 Elixir® with NANOWEB® Coating
  • DESTINATION/LOCATION: – The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney, Texas
  • 03-16-17P