October 1, 2018


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Who Dinged This Thing, Anyway?

Yes, it’s an Anderson Raven…

But the hardware…what happened? All old looking with a dull, satin-like sheen. As though time has had its marked and lasting effect.

And the paint…the vintage color, Burgundy Mist—all checked and worn.

Who could and would do such a thing to an Anderson guitar!?!?


We did.

Yep, we did it! And on purpose too!!

“But why?” they cried from the streets and bellowed from the rooftops.

Because…you asked for it—and it is exceedingly cool.

This is our “In-Distress” finishing process.

And you can get it on any Anderson guitar model that features an all tone-wood body, as a Level 1, 2 or 3—like this:

In-Distress level 2 - click for close-up

In-Distress Level 1: Aged and Checking Paint

In-Distress Level 2: Aged and Checking Paint and some Rub-Through

In-Distress Level 3: More Extreme Aging and Checking Paint and Rub-Through

And they look right and they look good—not “overdone cartoon aging.”

This brazen Burgundy Mist, Raven is In-Distress as a Level 2.

So nice and so…played-in. And…ultra cool.

But go ahead now and bend 5 frets on its worn-in feeling neck and play giant, multi-tonal chords ridiculously in-tune. Raven, behind the guise of its In-Distress demeanor, still performs at the ultimately superior level of an Anderson instrument, making everything you present just that much more pleasing and effortless—nothing else compares.

Take a deep breath with us now…

Breathe in…pause…

Ah…so nice—and worn so right. And yes, you could wear one at your next gig.