You'll definitely want to take this amazing Drop Top for a spin!
In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out the Anderson Drop Top Honey Shaded Edge w/ Binding #01-25-16N with a Suhr 2017 Badger 18 Amp Head, a Suhr 1X12 Veteran 30 Sp...
In this video, Sound Pure electric guitar specialist Eddie Berman tests out the Anderson Drop Top Honey Shaded Edge w/ Binding #01-25-16N with a Suhr 2017 Badger 18 Amp Head, a Suhr 1X12 Veteran 30 Speaker Cabinet, a Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay Effect Pedal, and a Klon KTR Overdrive Pedal.
Weight: 7.15 lbs.
One word springs immediately to mind when playing this gorgeous Anderson...smooth! The perfectly contoured alder body, the chocolate maple neck with satin back, every component working in concert to provide the utmost in performance and playability. What really knocks it out of the park for me is the multitude of tonal possibilities that are available with this guitar. It's almost as if Anderson took the old saying, "If you build it, they will come" and revamped it to, "If you can hear it, this guitar can do it!" Using the 5-way switch, the push/pull Add Bridge feature and the Splitter & VA Boost mini-switch, there's nothing this guitar can't do, from slinky single coil snark to blistering humbucker bluster. This Drop Top is the epitome of style and versatility!
Drop Top - Introduced to guitar design by Anderson over 20 years ago, Drop Top is characterized by its beautiful exotic wood top that is "dropped" or bent to create a swooping and comfortable forearm contour. Oh yes, this is the guitar that started it all!
Before Drop Top, the number of S-style guitars that had a maple top and were “dropped” or swooped over to create a comfortable forearm contour were exactly...0.
But with the introduction of the magnificent Drop Top in 1990, all that changed. The “S” instrument could now have it's full body contours, be a thing of astounding beauty and have prodigiously rich and spectacular sound—eminating from ample amounts of tone wood backing an exotic wood top—all together in one instrument for the very first time.
However, there is quite a "magic formula" for getting all of this just exactly right and Anderson has it down. Results may vary outside the Anderson "universe."
Over the years, we have come to unlock even greater secrets of tone for the Drop Top and it is truly more spectacular than it has ever been. Now we offer Drop Top with 4 different choices of tone-wood back—all of which are so impressive that all of your non-Anderson playing friends will not only stare at you in constant envy but will want to play your guitar every chance they get-—which is every time you are magnanimous enough to let them.
Serial Number: 12-20-15N
Tobacco Shaded Edge w/ Binding
Walnut Top on Alder Body
Chocolate Maple Neck
Traditional 25 1/2" Scale Length
Natural Gloss Headstock, Natural Satin Neck Back
1 11/16" Nut Width, Medium Frets
Even-Taper Neck Back Shape
Buzz Feiten Tuning System
SC1, SC1, HC2 Pickups
5-Way Add Bridge w/ Splitter + VA Booster Switching
.010-.046 Elixir Strings