Anderson Guitarworks Drop Top HH Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Honey Shaded Figured Koa
Before the introduction of the magnificent Drop Top in 1990, the number of "S" style guitars that had a maple top that was “dropped” to create a comfortable forearm contour were exactly zero. As a result of this design, we've chosen a body top thickness of 3/16 of an inch, which actually enhances and enriches the sonic character of the instrument. The result is a guitar that not only plays effortlessly, is extremely comfortable, and sounds amazing but is so darn good looking that if you don't dress well it just may upstage you.
Dating back to the late 1950's, this is the wood found in more 3 single coil, double cut-away, 25 1/2" scale length guitars than any other. Due to its wide spread popularity it produces a very familiar tone, a "vintage tone." Its sound is primarily a thicker, midrange tone. It is very full in the low midrange yet produces enough upper midrange to be clear and articulate.
HC 1: More neck humbucker saturation, output and smoothness than HC1- while still retaining equilibrium for the neck position perfection. The quintessential mate for the medium-hot HC2 in the bridge position.
HC 2: Our other most popular humbucker, perhaps. Who wouldn’t love a medium-hot output package with all the vintage flavor firmly in place, wound to create a full bouquet of tonalities. Muscular mids with a smattering of lush and soft highlights so it is impressively musical, with never a hint of that “oops, I accidentally sat on a duck,” tone. Beautiful from all tonal angles.
- Model: Drop Top HH
- Color: Honey Shaded Edge
- Top: Figured Koa
- Body: Alder
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck: Caramel (roasted) Maple - Satin
- Scale: 25.5"
- Radius: 12" - 14" Compound
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Neck Profile: Even Taper - .810 at the first fret to .870 at the 12th
- Frets: 22, Heavy, Stainless Steel
- Neck Pickup: HC1 Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: HC2 Humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull for 3rd position series/split)
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector
- Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
- Tuners: Locking
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: Black Tolex Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs.