Used Electric Guitars
Anderson, Tom: CUSTOM CLASSIC(Item ID: CUSTOM CLASSIC)
Custom Classic Model in Burgundy Mist with Rosewood Fingerboard
This 2010 Tom Anderson custom Classic is in absolutely pristine cosmetic condition, and its playing condition and sound are, likewise, superb.
Two features that distinguish this guitar are its slightly oversized maple neck and slightly heavier alder body. The added neck girth and body weight tend to complement one another, as, together, they provide exceptional stability to both the playability and the sound of the instrument. In the case of this guitar, the neck is also satin finished and features a rosewood fingerboard with heavy frets and Buzz Feiten tuning system making its playability velvety smooth, fast, firm and true. And, as alder is known for its sustain and clarity, we would posit that the added body weight not only improves its sustain, but the timbre of its voice as well. With more meat on the bone, the sound is more muscular, has more character, and every tone remains sharply defined and focused in every register.
In addition to its custom body build, there are other elements that complement each other in a manner that enhances the performance characteristics of this guitar. For example, this guitar is strung with 11's which, because of their slightly higher tension, naturally produce a tone with more warmth and body. Additionally, they both stay in tune better and play in tune better than lighter gauge strings. Also, this guitar features a Vintage Tremolo bridge and locking tuning machines. In the case of a tremolo, one is always concerned that the use of it will compromise the guitar's tuning, and that is a hazard. However, locking tuning machines help to mitigate the string slippage induced by the use of a tremolo. Thus equipped, making use of this guitar's tremolo is more practical. Taken together, these additional features also improve the tuning stability and enrich the tone of this outstanding guitar.
Features - From the Artist Personalized Spec Sheet:
• Body - Alder (on the heavy side)
• Neck - Vintage Tinted Satin Maple with "Happy Medium" (+.030) Shape
• Headstock - Vintage Tinted Satin
• Fingerboard - Dark Rosewood with 1 11/16" Nut Width
• Stainless Steel Heavy Frets
• Bridge - Chrome Vintage Tremolo
• Tuning Machines - Chrome/Locking
• Pickguard - Aged White
• Pickups - VA5 (neck), VA5R (middle), VA5+ (bridge)
• Switching - 5-Way with Bridge VA Boost
• String Gauge - .011-.049
This guitar includes a deluxe hardshell case. (used)
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