- Tom Anderson Icon Classic
- Shell Pink (Lightly Distressed - Level 2)
- Alder Body
- Quartersawn Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 22 Stainless Steel Medium Frets
- Even-Taper + .030 Neck Back Shape | 1 11/16" Nut Width
- SC1 (neck and middle) and HC2 (bridge) Pickups
- 5-Way Pickup Selector Switch
- Push/Push Tone 1 - splits the bridge humbucker
- Push/Push Tone 2 - add-bridge switching
- Vintage Style Tremolo Bridge
- Bone Nut
- Locking Tuners
- Off-White Pickguard, Knobs, and Pickup covers
- Buzz Feiten Tuning System
- Hardshell Tolex Case
- Serial #: 07-08-18A
- Instrument Weight: 7.1 lbs
Tom Anderson guitars are some of the best electric bolt-on guitars you're going to find. This Icon Classic model is a remarkably well-balanced instrument built with a staggering level of precision and poise. It's going to look reminiscent of other guitar shapes from the past, sure, but make no mistake about it, this is not your father's Strat! If you're going to rock a pink guitar, we can't think of a better instrument to do it with!
This Anderson Icon Classic can go head-to-head with any bolt-on guitar of this shape and style in the world (and we'd put our money on it winning)! No doubt about it.
We chose one of the lightest levels of distress for this that Anderson has to offer and we couldn't be happier with the results. Up-close, there is some light checking on the nitro finish and the very beginnings of some signs of wear in the normal places you'd expect it after maybe 10 years of use. The chrome on the guitar (hardware and pickup cover) also have a lightly distressed look to them. Overall, the relic job is very tastefully done and the thin nitro finish really allows the instrument to breathe.
The way this guitar feels and how effortless it is to play is indescribable... but we'll try. The Even-Taper + 0.030 neck shape may be our favorite so far that we've tried on a guitar of this design. The neck is still slim and super easy to maneuver on, but it has just a tiny bit of extra wood on it so your hands really have a something solid to hold onto and it feels great. While being far from anything we'd consider "chunky" this neck also doesn't feel like you're playing a toothpick, and we really like that. The fretwork and overall fit-and-finish are beyond perfect. The guitar arrived into the shop with really low action and plays like an absolute dream. As with every Anderson guitar that we've seen before, we couldn't help but to just marvel at this for a while when it first arrived.
Tonally, it's going to be very versatile and provide you with a nice hot-rodded Strat on steroids sort of option that can handle some more modern applications while also being able to sound genuinely vintage, if you need that. The single-coil pickups are hum-canceling so you don't have to worry about any of that messy 60-cycle hum that can be so annoying when you're soloing one of the pickups. They're a little bit hotter than a true vintage-sounding pickup so they can match up with the humbucker's output a little better. But it's also a subtle difference so they can absolutely still get an old-school sound. They'll just hit your pedals and the front end of your amp a touch harder than 60's strat pickups would have. This will add some great note clarity, articulation, definition, and punch to your notes without overdoing it. The humbucker, of course, provides a thick, punchy, and more aggressive bridge sound that can handle saturation and distortion extremely well. It can also be split to get a more traditional strat-like sound. And while we've always loved the plethora of wiring options that Anderson has to choose from, we kept this one pretty simple. One tone knob is a push/push to split the bridge and the other is a push/push button so you can add the bridge pickup in positions that don't normally include it. Otherwise, we actually kept the control layout and functionality pretty traditional with this one while increasing its versatility.
Sure, this might look like a familiar body shape, but this is sure to redefine your idea of what a strat is supposed to be. Vintage sound meets elite, modern, versatility, construction quality, and playability. It'll be dead silent in the studio, on the big stage, or in the most poorly electrically grounded garage jams that you could take it.
- Full-sized S-style body silhouette
- Top Jack
- Three numbered knobs
- One rear strap button
The same ultra musical sound as our SF-Series pickups—the most musical S size single coil, hum-canceling, pickups ever heard—a real breakthrough—even richer than real vintage coils with equal effervescence, highlighted by sweet, soft and lush highs
but… SCs are sheltered under the cover of coffee dipped, black or white covers.
HC Series Pickups
Within the sanctuary of a sleek and smooth cover beats the heart of a vintage lion. Mild to medium to hot output, HCs sing with a wonderful vintage flavored voice, depicted by focused midrange energy and enlightened by extremely musical upper-mids and seasoned with sweet, soft and soothing highs.
Position 1: Neck Pickup
Position 1 alt: Neck + Bridge Pickups
Position 2: Neck + Middle Pickups
Position 2 alt: Neck + Middle + Bridge Pickups
Position 3: Middle Pickup
Position 4: Middle + Bridge Pickups
Position 5: Bridge Pickup
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