The Raven Classic
The offset styled guitar that was designed from the outset to play, exquisitely well.
Your most profound offset style guitar dreams have become a reality. Now you can step on stage with the avant garde look of an offset and have the Anderson assurance that you are strapped into a unique instrument that will perform peerlessly in your hands.
Balanced, lightweight and stable, a joy to strap on and play all night long.
Not over-sized or undersized but a body of just right proportions. it immediately feels like your old, best friend, that is full of brand new excitement and experiences.
A solid foundation supports unparalleled tone and resonance, where every sonic nuance rings out with alacrity.
As usual, our reliable intonation and tuning stability makes Raven a joy to play with any and every style of music. No worries, just plug and play with wild abandon.
60’s Vibe: The defining character of the 60’s Vibe neck is an increase in depth as your hand moves from 1st to 12 fret. With an early 60’s style taper, it is considered a medium-depth neck at the first few frets and becomes a substantial neck when you grab a handful in the upper regions of the fretboard.
The clean look of a traditional Soapbar-style pickup and the clean sound of no 60-cycle hum (when you are touching the strings, of course). The “Q” stands for quiet!
What do Soapbar-style pickups sound like? The longstanding benefit of a Soapbar-style pickup is that they produce a sound that lives between the weaker F-type, single coil and the fat focus of a humbucker, giving you a sound nothing else can quite achieve. So, think of the wide bandwidth that a single coil pickup delivers—low, lows and stringy, musical highs. Now tame those highs ever so slightly so there is no “shattering glass” timbre, just clear string clarity. Add big, booming lows and give it enough midrange girth to not be wimpy in any situation—but not so much that it is mid-only like a traditional humbucker. Not weak but not overly hot—big enough to be dirty when pushed through your favorite amp and pristine when backed off—without 60-cycle hum! How cool is that? You have the much-loved Soapbar tone at your fingertips.
What’s the big deal? This coveted iconic musical “P” tone has not ever been achievable in a hum-canceling version—UNTIL NOW! Thanks to the Anderson PQ R&D department—real players jamming away until all hours of the night to bring P-performance under your control.
Technically Speaking? How about precision polepiece alignment—means string and polepiece engage in maximum communication. Also, the height adjustment screws have been moved slightly outward for easier and intricate angling and height adjustment.
PQ 1: Vintage level Soapbar for neck application, wonderful, rich and full, but not too bloated—and with no hum.
PQ 3: With tradition still intact, the PQ3 gives more oomph per pick attack, for an elevated level of performance. Rippin’ made easy— and quiet.
- Model: Raven Classic
- Color: Shell Pink (In-Distress Level 2)
- Body Wood: Alder
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius: 12" to 14" Compound
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut: 1 11/16" w/ Buzz Feiten Tuning System
- Neck Profile: '62 Pete - .815" at the first fret to .940" at the 12th fret
- Headstock: Matching Shell Pink
- Pickups: PQ1 (neck) and PQ3 (bridge)
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Mini-Toggles: 2x Cut Switches (one for each pickup)
- Tuners: Locking
- Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
- Color: Aged Nickel
- Case: Deluxe Black Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs.