New 5-Way Switching


We’ve updated our standard switching for 5-Way with 3 Pickups and 2 Knob guitars. See the in-depth instructions above. We’ll be adding instructions for all our Switching options to the Electronics page soon.


Anderson TV: Episode 13



In this fun video edition of Guitar Tales we are going to let the Angel do most of the talking—in the hands of Jason Kui.

Audio, video and still photos all shot in the Anderson Guitarworks Studio.

Fun fact is that it was actually guitar player extraordinaire, Sean Ashe, who recorded and shot the video while we crawled along the floor throughout the performance, like stealthy special forces operatives, shooting the stills.

Jason simply plugged his Angel straight into the the face of a Mesa/Boogie JP 2-C and launched into his original composition, Morning Breeze.

For full specs of Jason’s Angel, check out Guitar Tales.


Wipeout Spy Photos Revealed


Photos surreptitiously snapped inside one of their Paint Rooms reveal that Anderson may, not only, be ready to offer another new color but a whole new series of colors, dubbed Wipeout.  This one is called Blue Wipeout.  
Wipeout is a more radical offering of their Surf color scheme.  Wipeout features enhanced definition and vibrancy—especially when diving into the darkest parts of the color gradient—where wood grain is still wonderfully defined in the depth of color.
Editor’s Note: In these pictures, Blue Wipeout can be seen with both Satin and (the beginnings of) Gloss applications as these shots were done during the actual ongoing painting process.
Astounding to behold.  More to come.

In-Distress Finishes


Aged finishes have been in demand for several years now but, as with everything here at Anderson Guitarworks, we wanted to wait until we could do them just right. That time has come and we are pleased to offer the worn-in look with zero compromises to flawless performance
We call them "In-Distress" finishes. 
Available in three levels:
  • In-Distress Level 1: Aged and Checking Paint
  • In-Distress Level 2: Aged and Checking Paint with some Rub-Through
  • In-Distress Level 3: More Extreme Aging and Checking Paint and Rub-Through
In-Distress "nitro" finishes are available on select guitar models in a wide array of vintage colors and include aged hardware and appointments.  Please see Spec Your Guitar to explore the options in depth!

NAMM 2018 - Day 3


Even More Fun - Day 3 of the 2018 NAMM Show!
Come on in our booth and enjoy, let us show you more.
Yes, it is Cobra S in Atlantic Storm:
Featuring, what has become, a extremely-popular pickup configuration of Soapbar in the neck position and Humbucker at the bridge.  With the right switching (which Cobra has, of course) this can be a very versatile layout, yielding quite an array of super-enjoyable sounds.  Cobra’s mahogany-powered muscle will be arriving at Make’n Music right after the show.
The amazing Drop Mongrel:
Stopping traffic in the aisles with its unique S-pickguard atop a T-body shape (hence the name, Mongrel—a mix). Its stunning Flame Maple Top is finished in the lush shade of Honey (burst) Surf.  Have it all in one guitar.  On its way to Northwest Guitars in Bellevue, Washington, for one of their fantastic customers.   
Robert…?  No Bob…Bobcat:
In Cajun Teal has Carved Top, Single Cut players in pure bliss.  Boundless bending and silly in-tune performance as musical humbuckers roar to life, supported and enhanced with Bobcat’s short-scale, Mahogany voice.  Music Zoo will see “Robert” in person soon after the NAMM Show. 
Angel in Natural Bora to Transparent Blue Burst:
Could it look any more like the ocean’s currents without actually jumping in with board shorts? Gorgeous 24 fret guitar and the majesty of nature.  Headed to Cosmo Music in Toronto, Canada right after surfing at NAMM.  
And speaking of angelic Angels:
Could anything be better than giant Quilted Maple with Natural Orange Burst?  Especially when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you are playing the best guitar on…Earth.  And speaking of Earth, this guitar is headed to Eddie’s Guitar in Maplewood, Missouri, U.S.A., Planet Earth (that’s your planet).
Stay tuned for more from Namm 2018!

NAMM 2018 - Day 2


And the Anderson Fun Continues at the 2018 NAMM Show, welcome back. Come on in and hang out with us!
So... what’s with the two old Andersons in the Booth? I thought the NAMM show was all about what’s new? Well they may look perfectly old but these two guitars are actually showing off our new/old “In-Distress” finishes. 
First up it is an Icon Classic:
Arrayed in a Seafoam Green finish that is “In-Distress"—nicely worn. But make no mistake this Icon performs with full Anderson magnificence in every area.  And…check out the amp Mesa made to complement.  Both headed to The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney TX.
The new Anderson T-Icon boasts of its years of experience with an “In-Distress” Sonic Blue finish:
Want to talk about a guitar with attitude? This is it!  And of course, Anderson’s superior playing prowess is available to you in every ounce of this T-Icon’s essence.  Headed to Sound Pure in Durham North Carolina.
The iridescent glow of our Natural Yellow Sun:
Radiating from this Drop Top Classic’s stellar Quilted Maple Top, literally (not merely figuratively) has people stopping in their tracks to exclaim over its beauty and warmth. This was probably Laurie’s favorite guitar finish and Eddie’s Guitars and Anderson chose this shade for NAMM in honor of her deep caring for all of us.  Do we miss her?  Yes, we do!
Arctic Blue Burst, Drop Top:
With our very popular “Recessed Floating Tremolo” bridge and dramatic Ziricote Fingerboard, this Drop Top is warming hearts with its utter coolness—both in color and performance.  This one headed to Matt’s Music—a really fantastic store in the Boston area.
The Ravens came out to play in a big way:
First up Superbird—gorgeous, fit and properly-sized Offset body with an all-Mahogany superstructure—both body and neck back—and 24 3/4-inch scale length, make this guitar naturally crank out aggressive midrange muscle.  TV Yellow finish highlights its Mahogany body.  Want to touch it?  Contact Distinctive Guitars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Raven Classic:
Finished in Ruby Slippers and “killer.”  Everyone loves it!  And the new Anderson J-Trem plays with excellence: Silly In-Tune Tremolo Function, Fantastic Intonation, Precisely Adjustable String-to-Fingerboard Radius, Tremolo Arm Tension Rotation is Easily Adjustable.
And…also headed to McKinney Texas and The Guitar Sanctuary.
And last but not least, we have a bunch of great players treating us to some amazing demos in the booth. Here's the spectacular Funtwo, having lots of "fun" with his Classic, and an overhead view of the booth and the incredible player and consummate performer Jason Kui:
That's it for now, but stay tuned for Day 3!

NAMM 2018 - Day 1


Welcome to the Anderson Guitarworks booth at the 2018 NAMM Show!
Come on in and hang out with us! And speaking of hanging, we have the most luscious Anderson Guitars that you have ever laid NAMM Show-eyes on, hanging around in our booth. 
First up is Drop Top, Koa:
Anderson now offers only Private Reserve Koa for it’s Koa-topped guitars, and you can certainly see why...and Koa-lovers love it. This one will be on its way to Northeast Music Center once it has made everyone here at NAMM silly-happy.
Guardian Angel in Sweet & Sour Sauce Red—is definitely sweet:
Super-power 24 fret Master with a gorgeous maple top in combination with time-honored pickguard styling—hence the name, “Guardian” Angel.  This one complemented with a Caramel Maple neck and crowned with a custom Red Logo.
This is a color that our beloved friend and business partner, Laurie, appropriately named and it has been a favorite ever since. Laurie left us late last year and yes we miss her a lot but feel her loving and generous spirit with us everyday—still here. This one was chosen by Make’n Music in Chicago for its style…and for its sweet color.
And of course, T-Icon is here:
Yes, the already-legendary T Icon is at NAMM.  Although many like to pronounce it: Tie Con as all one word—for fun.  Ticon.  You may say it either way. This one finished in Transparent Brown over a Swamp Ash Body and a Chocolate Maple Neck—gives the look of an all-rosewood T, but with Ash/Maple tonalities. Leaning on a Mark Five: 35 in Surf Green, that was custom made for this Show by Mesa, the guitar will go to Mass Street Music and the amp to The Guitar Sanctuary—to blend with another Anderson Guitar yet to be seen.
Topping this Top T Classic, it is Caramel Maple:
At last you can see what a Caramel Maple Top really looks like topping a Top T Classic body. This is its natural coloration and naturally dramatic flame. Only the edges of the body are shaded with a light Transparent Honey. 
Mike Campese - full throttle:
Jammin’ his Anderson as a crowd gathered. Smooth and flowing legato runs at speed made for an impressing NAMM Performance that left those watching and enjoying in elation.
Stay tuned for Day 2 of NAMM 2018! 

What's New in 2018?

Happy New Years! We wish you all the best in the coming year. What's new at Anderson Guitarworks? Well, here's a few things for now, but stay tuned - much more to come!
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The new T-Icon



A more traditional refinement of our T-Classic. With an Anderson-modified Vintage T-Style bridge, traditional pickguard trim, 3-Way layout, solid or hollow body chambers, and more.

Stay tuned for more details!

Recessed Floating Tremolo



A popular addition to our hardware options, this Anderson-modified bridge features slick low-profile, locking saddles,and is available on most models. Floating is fun!

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New location for 2018



We'll be moving upstairs at NAMM this year - come see us at Booth 5226 in Hall D - we'll have a surprise or two!

Register Your Guitar



We've added a Register Your Guitar feature - click here or look under the Support tab for more info.