TOM ANDERSON GUITARWORKS DROP TOP

  • Tom Anderson Drop Top electric guitar

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1990

The Tom Anderson Guitarworks Drop Top was introduced in 1990 and was a landmark instrument for Anderson. Up until 1990 they had been making parts for other brands (like Suhr) but from 1990 they began to focus solely on building completed instruments.

The Drop Top is a stratocaster style guitar (the Anderson S shape)  with a beautiful 3/16 inch thick book matched figured maple, koa or walnut top that is bent (or "dropped") over the forearm contour. As well as a choice of top wood there is a choice of body woods including (in 2013):  alder, mahogany, swamp ash and basswood.

The choices for the neck wood include (in 2013) : maple,  chocolate maple or rosewood. Fingerboard options are rosewood, maple or Pau Ferro. In previous years lacewood and alder were choices for body wood and palisander was available for fretboards. The Drop Top comes with any combination of Anderson pickups and controls.

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Controls

Pickup selector controls4 selector switches
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelTom Anderson pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup

General

Finish effectstransparent finish
Configurationleft-handed configuration
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialalder body, basswood body, lacewood body, mahogany body, swamp ash body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body top materialfigured maple body top, koa body top, walnut body top

Hardware

Bridgefixed bridge, tremolo bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tunerslocking tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard, palisander fingerboard, pau ferro fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

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