- electric guitars
Dates of manufacture:
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.
|Pickup selector controls||4 selector switches|
|Tone controls||1 tone control|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|Pickups brand and model||Tom Anderson pickup(s)|
|Pickups configuration||2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup|
|Finish effects||transparent finish|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||25.5 inches scale-length|
|Body material||alder body, basswood body, lacewood body, mahogany body, swamp ash body|
|Body shape features||double cutaway|
|Body top material||figured maple body top, koa body top, walnut body top|
|Bridge||fixed bridge, tremolo bridge|
|Hardware color||chrome hardware|
|Fingerboard material||maple fingerboard, palisander fingerboard, pau ferro fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard|
|Fingerboard position markers||dot fingerboard position markers|
|Neck joint||bolt on neck|
|Number of frets||22 fret|
|Tuner layout||six-in-a-row tuners|