With over 20 years of experience in the craft, Ian started his professional career in the early '90s with noted builder and restoration expert Scott Lentz. He then went on to work for Taylor Guitars where he worked in just about every department, specializing in the art of CNC machining. His experience with Scott Lentz, the historic instruments that came through his shop, and his work at Taylor guitars inevitably led to the Standard model guitar.

We are thrilled to be able to offer this super rare, mint 2008 Ian Anderson Standard! Ian's guitars feel like the best 1950's Les Pauls, only housed in the more balanced, and comfortable, Telecaster shape. Don't let the shape fool you though - this is a Les Paul style guitar through and through. Fans of large neck profiles will absolutely love Ian's neck carve (it's the quintessential '59 LP shape). The tones? Huge. Ian winds his own pickups and the result is quite possibly the most open, clear, and fat Les Paul tones you're going to encounter this side of a vintage LP (even then, vintage LP's aren't always great). Seated playing is a joy as the Tele shape offers something all LP's lack - balance. The playing feel is super slinky, not stiff in the slightest...Tons of sustain on tap...Can you tell we love this one? Priced with original hardshell case.

On consignment, no trade offers please. 



  • 8 lbs 12 oz
  • Old growth Honduras Mahogany body / neck
  • Eastern red maple top
  • Old growth indian rosewood fretboard
  • 24.625 scale, modelled after '50s Gibsons 
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer, hand mixed colors
  • Aged tinted binding 
  • Hide glue construction 
  • Single action old style truss rod
  • Hand made pickups
  • Paper in oil caps
  • Superpots and Switchcraft components 
  • 6105 frets standard  
  • Binding nubs, rolled edges for a vintage feel  
  • Pigtail, steel anchors and studs

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