1989 Tom Anderson Classic Strat Style Tobacco Sunburst ID-5371
1989 Tom Anderson Classic Strat Style Tobacco Sunburst
Tom Anderson has been revered for building the kind of instruments that stand up to the needs of professional gigging and studio musicians. The Classic is the vintage guitar of your wildest dreams—and beyond—the one you always knew should exist but you were unable to touch in physical form...until now. The Tom Anderson Classic is vintage body and neck woods with classic pickguard styling featuring 2 single coil pickups and a humbucker at the bridge.
For a pure vintage vibe, a Swamp Ash body is hand-selected and kiln dried to perfection. Swamp ash is open and ethereal, delicate, airy and complex. Soft, soothing open middle frequencies lay the groundwork to showcase rich lows; highlighted with sparkling and softly sweet, musical highs.
One of the primary assets that makes a dream guitar a dream guitar is the way the neck feels as you wrap around it. The Classic facilitates its now-legendary, effortless, buttered-lightning playability—so it is a fit of perfection for you. The birdseye maple neck also is true to vintage form with real clay dot inlays, just like the original Strats!
This almost impeccable late 80's model has one feature that you will no longer find on Tom's fine guitars-an older type headstock that correctly mimics the instruments they are based on. This guitar features a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system so you can stay in tune through virtually any kind of whammy bar abuse! Fine tuners allow for the ultimate in precision tuning.
This guitar features 2 single coil pickups (SN1 and SN2) along with an H2 humbucker at the bridge. The humbucker is characterized by ample amounts of lows and highs while still having plenty of midrange power, never squashed or narrow—always big, full and robust. More specifically, the H2 is Medium hot and nicely balanced for mid power supported by clarity and thump.
Tom Anderson guitars also feature 2 strap buttons at the bottom of the body so that when the guitar doesn't fall over when leaned up against a wall. Many players may also find either strap button more comfortable, depending on their playing style.
There are some very fine, minor finish scratches throughout the body of this guitar. There are a few dents, pictured in the detail photographs and some scuff marks along the bottom of the body. 60's era brown tolex case included.
- Model: The Classic
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Birdseye Maple Neck
- Tobacco Sunburst
- Rosewood Fretboard w/Small Clay Dots
- Vintage Style 3-Ply Pickguard
- Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo System
- Two Single Coil Pickups and One Humbucker in Bridge Position
- S1, S2, and H2 Pickups
- 5 Way Vintage Style Pickup Switch
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"
- Serial number: 06-19-89
- Hardshell case included