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I may be picking one of these up soon.
Anybody have or played one?
[/ QUOTE ] Hey Terry!
I've wanked on MANY Andersons but owned none- I could never afford 'em. [img]images/smilies/icon_frown.gif[/img] I LOVE the Anderson necks more than the fancy tops and those "Switchero" electronics. A couple Andersons I've played had nice and chunky, V-shaped necks with thin/tall frets just the way I like them! [img]images/smilies/icon_thumb.gif[/img] And the pickups aren't too bad either. Plus they sound great with that Buzz Feiten neck scale. [img]images/smilies/icon_jam.gif[/img] I think Neal Schon used an Anderson Strat on the last Journey album he played on too (Trial by Fire). [img]images/smilies/headscratch.gif[/img]
I dunno if this is the case but years ago an old acquaintance of mine who worked at Anderson in Newbury Park told me Ed's first Kramer neck was actually "outsourced" from Anderson's shop in the early 80s. [img]images/smilies/icon_confused.gif[/img] I'm not too familiar with Tom Anderson that far back in the daze... [img]images/smilies/dunno.gif[/img] but the way the guitar making business goes I wouldn't be surprised if the Kramer neck was indeed an Anderson... [img]images/smilies/icon_eek.gif[/img]
As well, I believe it was TOM ANDERSON who built the very first JEM for Steve Vai
(no I'm NOT talking about the Charvel Greenie Meanie) before Steve took the idea to Ibanez for some strange reason. [img]images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]