1999 Tom Anderson Classic Strat 3 Color Sunburst ID-7008
1999 Tom Anderson Classic Strat 3 Color Sunburst
This Tom Anderson Classic features a 3 color sunburst, double cutaway, Alder body, Hard Rock Maple tinted neck and boasts a killer vintage sound. This dream guitar also features SC2 and SC3 White pickups. Its in excellent condition and plays and sounds incredible. Additionally, it has that classic feel all Tom Andersons are known for.
Tom Anderson builds guitars that have vintage as well as modern sounds. This Classic covers all musical sitiuations: Country,Rock,Jazz,Blues and just about any other style of music. 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.
For a pure vintage vibe, an Alder body is hand-selected and kiln dried to perfection. Alder is the first and most popular choice among players, as an alder body bestows it gifts of full and boosted low-mid frequencies accompanied by predominate upper mid prominence. It is these qualities that bring big single coil tones effortlessly forward in the mix, when paired with the right amp for you. Humbuckers enjoy a lower end bump and slightly less all-middle-only tone.
The Alder body and hard rock maple neck resonate beautifully together, and the Buzz feiten tuning system will have you perfectly in tune. The tonal options with this guitar are vast. The push/pull knob adds the bridge pickup when the 5 way selector is in positions 3, 4 or 5 adding another dimension of sound to it, and in turn, to your playing.
Anderson Twin Rear Strap Buttons ensure your guitar will not topple over during a quick break in your playing action, while equally comfortable to strap on with greater adjustment. Anderson tuner buttons are specifically selected to give a vintage look while underneath is a high level tuning machine.
This Anderson Classic also features the Buzz Feiten tuning system. This Buzz Feiten designed tempered tuning system allows our guitars to play more in tune than you have ever heard before!
As we all have experienced, a guitar is not an instrument that can play perfectly in tune. When we intonate and tune a normal guitar, even when using a very accurate tuner, we find that chords, especially, don't sound very in tune. For instance, play a C chord and the 3rd might sound sharp. Play a D chord and the F# is really off. G may sound pretty good but an E chord's G# note is very off. Go up the neck and play a D shape on the 9th fret(an A chord) and it really beats. Does this sound familiar? So for the sake of illustration, let's say that a regular guitar plays about 80% in tune.
Tempered tuning is primarily a visually undetectable structural neck change in combination with slightly altered bridge intonation offsets. Chords sound much more in tune. When you listen very carefully you can hear little to no out of tune notes in chords and very little to no beating. In fact, if you don't listen extremely carefully you may think that it is perfect -- however, nothing is perfect and we figure if a normal guitar is approximately 80% in tune then Tempered Tuning is about 95% in tune.
This instrument is in excellent condition with only a few dents and minor surface scratches as seen in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
- Serial: 02.08.99P
- Top Wood: Alder
- Back Wood: Alder
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 1999
- Inlays: Clay Dots
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Chrome Vintage Tremolo
- Tuners: Grover Locking Tuners
- Pickguard: Vintage Style 3-Ply Mint
- Neck Profile: 62 Roundback
- Pickup(s): VA1, VA1R, VA2 Mint
- Pickup Controls: 5 Way Vintage Style Pickup Switch
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
- Misc. 1: Setup High E: 2/32"
- Misc. 2: Setup Low E: 5/64"
- Misc. 3: Weight: 7 lbs
- Misc. 4: Buzz Feiten Tuning System