#1
Ok, so I've been nosing around for a new guitar for quite some time now... Mostly been looking at PRS's, and other guitars like Suhrs and Ibanez's. Looking for that guitar which I'll be able to keep for hopefully the rest of my life and thats a professional one that doesn't need any modding done to it. And I found it!

Browsing through Manson's Guitar shop I found myself falling in love with a Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic It's a beautiful guitar, stunning finish and all the features to boot. It's got a hollow-chambered body, so its surprisingly light. It plays like a dream. But you know the drill, I'm sure you've all picked up a fine guitar before so I needn't bother you with all this. Just thought you guys might be interested, here are some pictures of the new love of my life





I know this thread doesn't belong here, but I know out of experience that most people in other forums havn't even heard of California, let alone its finest luthier.
#2
Nice, looks good
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how much that sucker cost you?



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#6
I don't like the way it looks (too Vigier-y and the headstock is fugly imo), but if it plays well and you're happy with it
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I don't like the way it looks (too Vigier-y and the headstock is fugly imo), but if it plays well and you're happy with it

i really don't like it when someone has something new and another person says something like "haha, you got a bad guitar" or something, but hey, thats me, if you wanna be a prick go ahead
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i really don't like it when someone has something new and another person says something like "haha, you got a bad guitar" or something, but hey, thats me, if you wanna be a prick go ahead


I really don't like it when someone decides to comment on someones remark without even reading it. But hey, that's just me.

Anyways, I kinda agree with Resi about the headstock; it doesn't look too nice. But, over all, I think it looks pretty damn secksay. And if you say it plays nice for you, then you won out anyway.

Way to go. Just hope your bank account can recover.I'll bet that beast cost pretty penny
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#10
Got any recording device? I wouldn't mind hearing it.
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#11
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Got any recording device? I wouldn't mind hearing it.


+1

I'm also curious.

What kind of pick-ups are installed?
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i really don't like it when someone has something new and another person says something like "haha, you got a bad guitar" or something, but hey, thats me, if you wanna be a prick go ahead


Learn to read you ****ing moronic excuse for a waste of human potential.
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#16
I actually think the headstock looks really good myself! And I'm usually very picky about my headstocks

As for the pickups, they are Tom Anderson pickups... they sound really good. I havn't had a chance to play them through my amp yet... and I won't untill I get back to my student house at Brighton, but I've got a recording of it at my dmusic. Its the Raining Blood one, for the UG Top Dog comp in R&R. Taking in mind the tone isn't exactly gonna be great on that, I was going for a Slayer tone... so I'll let you figure the rest

And the pics don't really do this guitar justice... the finish is just staggering, terrific bookmatching and its just so finely made.
#17
Nice! I really like it (including the headstock)! How much did it cost?
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#18
only idiots on the ultimate guitar forums would find something ****ty about a ****ing tom anderson
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only idiots on the ultimate guitar forums would find something ****ty about a ****ing tom anderson


Yeah, those idiots and their damn aesthetics. Always liking things and disliking things based on their own opinions, the bastards.

Nice guitar! I like the headstock as well..
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#20
that quite a cool guitar , have fun with it.

Ross bolton (funk guitar master) owns one of Tom Anderson's guitars.
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#21
the neck & headstock like a sunken ass, but that body & finish...


must sound pretty good too
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only idiots on the ultimate guitar forums would find something ****ty about a ****ing tom anderson

I know, dont you just hate it when people say their opionion. Why dont you just shut up. Atleast we're talking about the guitar. Your just complaining.

Anyway, I like your guitar other than the pickguard. I think it would be cooler without one. But it looks really nice. Congrats.
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only idiots on the ultimate guitar forums would find something ****ty about a ****ing tom anderson

I see where you are coming from, but they're only commenting on aesthetics, they're not calling it rubbish or saying it plays badly or anything. Everyone is going to have different tastes when it comes to visuals, so let them have their opinion.

I'd go back to the Newbie forum for a short while so you can actually learn how to read and reply to a thread before you say something stupid and get banned if I were you.

As for all the people asking how much it cost, lets just say it wasn't cheap. Did cost me a pretty penny, but its worth it.
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As for all the people asking how much it cost, lets just say it wasn't cheap. Did cost me a pretty penny, but its worth it.


I'll bet. It definitly has the look of an expensive beast. But like I said, I think it looks purty.

Is that a standard trem I'm looking at? Was that because it doesn't come with a FR, or because you prefer not to have a FR? Of course, not that it matters. I, personally, don't like FR trems too much. Just me being curious.
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#27
I deliberately went without the FR, I've got FR's on 2 of my other guitars... Just wanted one without for ease of tunings etc. The trem is actually really nice, the bar is a simple push in (without those stupid Ibanez ring things), but yet it holds nicely. Its not too tight, and doesn't flop around endlessly. You can tell Anderson puts a lot of care into every aspect of these guitars, every little thing from the locking tuners to the truss adjustment is just perfect.

I'm a bit like a little school kid at the moment, I've never owned such a fine guitar... so I'm just cooing over it as much as I can I was up till 3 in the morning last night playing it...
#28
Excellent. That's what I thought. Like I said, I'm not to fond of FR for the most part. Or of trems in general. But I've had a bit of fun with a standard trem. Nice to know that they put such devotion into their instruments and that they seem like exquisite pieces of work. I'll maybe remember that when I can afford a new guitar after I buy all of the things I still need to buy yet to look into them
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#29
Just out of curiosity, what other guitars do you own?
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#30
I don't like the finish, although I thought the headstock was pretty nice.

Congratulations.
#31
Thanks

As for other guitars, well my story goes like this...

I started off as a wee nipper with a classical acoustic, and then moved on up into the world of electricity with my supreme fender squire... then I turned into a hardcore nu-metaller and bought myself a 7 string BC Rich Warlock (don't knock BC Rich's, the top end models are actually very good). Then I found the wonders of Rage Against The Machine, so bought myself an Epiphone gothic les paul (for the toggle switch), which was alright but nothing spectacular... I've since sold that. As my elite guitar virtuosity soared beyond comparison I began to feel the desire for a guitar with a faster neck etc, and quite by chance fell head over heels for a Shine SI-62 (the nicest budget guitar I've ever played) which was a truly fantastic guitar, only heldback by the stock EMG's that came with it *shudders*. I've been playing that for the last 2 years now, untill my latest venture for a guitar began... culminating in my purchase of the Tom Anderson.

I really can't sing the praises enough of the Tom Anderson, the aesthetics on mine might not be for everyone but I'd strongly suggest people look into them.
#32
Yeah. Guitars like Vigier, Anderson, Suhr, Tyler, etc. are all top notch. 'Course they cost quite a few bills. . .
#33
i would like to have a vigier Excalibur surfreter.
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Yeah. Guitars like Vigier, Anderson, Suhr, Tyler, etc. are all top notch. 'Course they cost quite a few bills. . .

Yea, the thing about all these American Custom guitars is that they're all a bit incestuous in their production. They all take from each other, even sometimes taking a guitar another has made and simply replacing pickups and re-finishing.

In the shop I bought the Anderson there was a Suhr, which had an identical body, headstock, countours... everything. The only thing that was changed was the pickups and they'd taken the scratch plate off.
#36
Nice guitar mate.
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#37
So how about soundclips?
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#38
I agree

after all, aesthetics aren't the only important aspect of an instrument man
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