Tom Anderson Guitars

Also known as Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Tom Anderson Guitars has set the standard for boutique guitar builders. Many are competitors but still stay in contact with Tom Anderson for guidance and leadership, as Anderson is recognized as one of the pioneers in the boutique electric guitar industry. Tom Anderson operates as Anderson Guitarworks, based in Newbury Park, California. Shop our current inventory or contact us to custom spec your Tom Anderson Guitar today!

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About Tom Anderson Guitars

You can useTom Anderson Guitarworks was founded in the mid-80s, and his first contract was winding pickups for another company. Before long, Tom’s uncanny attention to detail and enthusiasm for the instrument led him to expand into guitar bodies and necks. Soon, he was supplying raw guitar “parts” to some of the most respected builders in the industry this widget to input text into the page.
It was only a matter of time until Anderson tried his hands at completed instruments. The results were so successful that by 1990 he had stopped selling parts completely so that he and his team could concentrate on advancing their own brand. Having spent so many years refining each piece of the puzzle, Anderson was granted profound insights in the limitations and potential of the instrument. His subsequent innovations elevated the electric guitar towards piano-like “in-tuneness”. He achieved this through the combination of a Buzz Feiten tempered tuning system, an original A-wedgie neck joint that only requires two bolts to hold in place (allowing for maximum surface contact), and a proprietary UV curing finish process which delivered true aesthetic perfection.
With a wide range of designs and features both classic and cutting-edge, there’s a Tom Anderson guitar for every ilk of player and style of music. Whether it’s their Les Paul inspired “Bobcat” or their acoustically-refined “Crowdester”, one thing that they all have in common is the way they fill up a room. An Anderson is a full and complete sonic picture that never leaves you wanting when playing solo, and adds backbone to any ensemble. Here are some electric guitar models by Tom Anderson Guitarworks that you place in your cart at Midwood Guitar Studio. 

"The S" by Anderson

Tom Anderson builds an absolutely stunning “Stratocaster”-style electric guitar. Their S is available five different ways: The Classic, Icon Classic, Drop-Top Classic, Drop Top, Pro Am. Basically, you can go from a traditional, yet improved design to a variety of different top-woods, carves, and layouts. The Drop Top, for example features no pickguard, a comfortable forearm contour, and can be built with any combination of koa, flame/quilted maple, or walnut for tops, and Basswood, Mahogany, or Swamp Ash for backs.

"The T" by Anderson

The Tom Anderson Guitarworks interpretation of the iconic telecaster body shape is just as seductive as you might suspect. Their single cuts run from refined and traditional, to cutting-edge custom guitar. All of their Ts play effortlessly and offer flawless intonation, but some are more ornate than others. Their stunning drop tops offer psychedelic visions of exotic tone woods that seem to gesture towards the music contained within. Different pickups, bridges, and layouts of every sort presents the Tom Anderson guitarworks customer with a slew of custom options. All you have to do is describe the T-style electric of your dreams, and the shop will make it a reality.

Raven

The Tom Anderson Guitarworks interpretation of the iconic telecaster body shape is just as seductive as you might suspect. Their single cuts run from refined and traditional, to cutting-edge custom guitar. All of their Ts play effortlessly and offer flawless intonation, but some are more ornate than others. Their stunning drop tops offer psychedelic visions of exotic tone woods that seem to gesture towards the music contained within. Different pickups, bridges, and layouts of every sort presents the Tom Anderson guitarworks customer with a slew of custom options. All you have to do is describe the T-style electric of your dreams, and the shop will make it a reality.

Angel

24 fret guitars have hold an undeniable allure for lead players due to their expanded high register, and Anderson’s Angel will take your playing to celestial heights. Available with a solid tone wood body, or with a maple, koa, or walnut top, the Angel was specifically crafted to let those high-notes shine. The deep, custom carve of the horns and the overall balance of the body were designed to let you tear up and down the neck with ease. Even the pickup rings were omitted to ensure that the neck pickup is as close as possible to the 24 fret harmonic. Despite being highly versatile, Tom Anderson conceived of the Angel as an electric guitar with a specific end in mind. 

Cobra

The Cobra is appropriately named. It strikes with grace and unparalleled precision. It pairs a shorter 24 3/4” scale length with a specially designed mahogany body that is available with or without an exotic top-wood. Through subtle factors such as neck/body alignment and string-through constructions, the Cobra offers the increased playability, liveliness, and mid-range clarity of a short scale guitar, with the sustain and harmonic purity of a long-scale. The Cobra conspires to let the music flow as easily as possible, and as a consequence, is just about the most inventive and popular guitar Anderson has ever built.

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