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Anderson Guitarworks Guardian Angel HSH Guitar, Arctic Blue Burst

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Player's Perspective

Anderson guitars are a shop favorite, and for good reason - every instrument they build is a bullseye. This Guardian Angel came out stunningly beautiful and is designed to rock hard while still providing a versatile tonal pallet of musical sounds to choose from.

As soon as you take this out of the case you'll be drowning in deep, lush, rich blue quilt maple. Plug this beauty in and without ever turning to your amp, you'll have a wealth of tones right at your fingertips. The neck pickup sounds absolutely beautiful with a warm, rich, and velvety smooth tone that packs enough punch to stay articulate with distortion and sounds wonderful clean. In the bridge, we went with what Anderson themselves refer to as perhaps their most popular pickups. They can handle absolutely anything you throw at them. They are able to get lean and mean and if high-gain is your thing, go ahead and drench it in saturation. But it's hardly an overwound pickup. That's the beauty of it! It has a present mid-range but enough bass and treble to sound balanced and not have that nasally honk that so many mid-focused and overwound pickups have. For good measure, we had them also throw in a single-coil in the middle for an extra shot of chime and versatility.

The neck is a perfect mix of slim without being paper-thin. The even-taper neck shape is smooth and, combined with the compound radius of the fretboard, allows for effortless playing wherever you happen to be on the neck. We get this neck shape on a lot of the guitars we order because it seems to work universally for so many people. This bad boy features a unique "Baby Floyd" locking tremolo with locking saddles, allowing you to omit the locking nut for the best of both worlds.

Designed with the flexibility to handle any genre of music, this is Anderson is a thing of beauty and ready for the limelight. May your Guardian Angel protect you and guide you on your rock odyssey!

Manufacturer's Description

The Guardian Angel is:

  • 24 frets of super-fast playability.
  • Gorgeous exotic wood-topped body.
  • Pickguard styling
  • Unique Angel body silhouette for easy access to the upper-most frets and beautifully balanced playability.
  • Comfortably sculpted front and back contours.

For those of you who know our guitar models, think of Guardian Angel as a Drop Top Classic with a full two-octave range. But that is just the beginning. Completely designed and aligned from the ground up to be a 24 fret "angel" of a guitar with unparalleled abilities. We gorgeously reshaped and balanced the body to allow extended access to the upper frets, via the deeper cut-aways and longer horns.

As with all Anderson Guitars, Guardian Angel is endowed with the best playing guitar necks to be found anywhere—Anderson’s legendary, super-fast and ultra-easy playability in an array of our Even-Taper back shapes. Unparalleled performances. Guardian Angel's pickguard is specifically cut as to nuzzle its neck pickup nearest the 24th harmonic, for the richest “24” neck tone obtainable. You may like to call it, 24-fret neck-pickup magic.


H1-: The perfect neck pickup to balance with the H2+ or H2 at the bridge, full, throaty neck humbucker tones that are never bloated, open, clear and rich, splits really well. 

SF2: Hot single-coil sound, hum-canceling. Great for hotter neck and middle applications.

H2+: Perhaps our most popular bridge humbucker. Not too hot, not too cold but just right with a big low end. Full mids without giving up all the highs and lows.

Switching Options:

Position 1: Neck 
Position 2: Neck + Middle
Position 3: Middle 
Position 3a: Neck + Bridge 
Position 4: Middle + Bridge
Position 5: Bridge Pickup



  • Model: Guardian Angel
  • Color: Arctic Blue Burst
  • Top Wood: Quilt Maple
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back Wood: Lightweight Basswood
  • Back Color: Trans Blue Burst
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" - 14" Compound
  • Neck Shape: Even-Taper - .810 @ 1st fret to .870 @ 12th fret
  • Frets: 24x Jumbo, Stainless Steel
  • Nut: 1 11/16" Bone


  • Pickups: HF1-, SF2, HF2+
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull for N+B 3rd position configuration)
  • Mini-Toggle: Humbucker Splitter
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch


  • Bridge: Recessed Floating Tremolo - Locking Saddles ("Baby Floyd")
  • Tuners: Anderson Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome


  • Strings: .010-.046 Elixir
  • Case: Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
  • Serial #: 112722N
  • Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Anderson Guitarworks. This Guardian Angel is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival