Tom Anderson is a legend in the boutique guitar world, known for making some of the most flawless, sophisticated guitars going - one look at his roster of "who's who" players is a testament to this fact.
Weighing in at 6lbs 1oz, this Hollow T Classic is an incredibly lightweight, well-balanced guitar. It simply radiates quality from the moment you pick it up. The build is immaculate and just beckons you to dig in and get down to playing.
The satin finished, "smaller V" neck carve feels wonderful from the second you sit down with it (think '57 Strat). The flawless fretwork and setup deepens the effortless playing experience and the guitar has a slinky overall feel. Simply put? This guitar is a blast to play - we could find no fault with it.
Played acoustically, the alder topped / alder body Hollow T Classic has a very snappy, balanced voice that exhibits characteristics of both woods - airy top end coupled with a fuller, punchy midrange.
While tough to fully convey in words, to our ears, this guitar mixes Tele-like twang with a Danelectro-meets-Strat hollow, bell-like chime. This is where the guitar's hollow construction really makes itself known. Each note has a snap / attack to it much like a great pedal compressor imparts. In short, balance is the word of the day here. No one frequency dominates so you're left with a very even, balanced sounding instrument. Players who really appreciate nuanced instruments will likely love what Tom's guitars have to offer.
Condition: Near mint. Being a black guitar, you can see little imperfections here and there, but it's as close to new as you could hope - especially being from 2003.
Priced with hardshell case.
- Builder: Tom Anderson
- Model: Hollow T Classic
- Serial Number: 61603N
- Weight: 6lbs 1oz
- Materials: Alder, Maple
- Finish: Black, Vintage Tined Satin (neck)
- Neck Shape: Smaller V
- Electronics: TV1 & TV3 pickups, 3-way w/vintage voicing, Vol, Tone
Hardware: Chrome Non-Tremolo Fixed Bridge
- Measurements: 25 1/2" scale, 1 5/8" nut (Buzz Feiten tuning system), .87-.94" neck dimensions
- Case/Papers: Original hardshell, CoA
- 6lbs 1oz