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, '62 Roundback neck carve feels wonderful from the second you sit down with it. 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 ash 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.
Plugged in, a really cool, distinct voice emerges - one that covers quite a bit of ground thanks to the 5-way switch and fixed Fishman/Anderson power bridge. The "fixed" style bridge definitely pulls the guitar away from old-school "twangy" Tele tones (Tele purists, you'll want to look elsewhere) but you can still get quite a bit of twang and snap out of it depending on your technique. In the bridge position, think Tele with richer, more forward mids - almost P90-ish. The Power Bridge adds sound acoustic flavor which makes this guitar a no-brainer for players needing to cover a huge range of tones.
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: Excellent. Aside from one or two small marks / indentations on the body (you have to look for them - there are two small finish cracks by the neck pocket which is not uncommon) this guitar is near mint. Frets are almost in new condition and the electronics work as they should. This was a very well cared for instrument!
Priced with hardshell case.
- Hollow T Classic
- Metallic Ice Blue
- Body - Swamp Ash Top on Alder
- Neck - Hard Rock Maple, Rosewood fretboard
- Neck - Satin Finish, Tinted Back
- Neck - '62 Roundback carve
- 1 5/8" nut
- Fishman/Anderson Non-Tremolo Fixed Power Bridge
- Aged White pickguard
- Pickups - TV1, VA1, TV3
- 5 way switch, volume, tone (push/pull)
- Buzz Feiten Tuning System
- SN 02-15-05P
- 6lbs 1oz