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Anderson Guitarworks Drop Top Classic Guitar, Deep Tobacco Fade

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Anderson Guitarworks Drop Top Classic Guitar, Deep Tobacco Fade

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Player's Perspective

Anderson Guitarworks has bestowed upon us another gorgeous Drop Top Classic, this time in a beautiful Quilt Maple Deep Tobacco Fade!

The neck profile is one that will feel comfortable to just about anybody. It's fast and slim without feeling like you're holding onto a toothpick. The SC1/SC1/HF3 pickup configuration is designed for the workhorse guitar player who isn't afraid to mix things up when it comes to being able to achieve both vintage and modern tones on one guitar.

The HF3 humbucker in the bridge is nice and hot and can drive your amp very nicely for those harder-edged tones, and it splits very well via the mini-switch, too. The SC1s, which are individually hum-canceling, are designed to sound like your favorite rich and creamy vintage single-coils, but work well in a modern context in higher gain settings as well. You've also got a couple of pickup combinations you can't find on typical hot-rodded HSS S-style axes via the aforementioned coil-split mini-toggle as well as being able to combine the neck and bridge pickups via a push-pull switch. This guitar not only looks good, but can truly do it all!

It's become a regular saying here at the shop, whenever we get an Anderson axe in - "Tom Anderson can do no wrong" - and time and time again that sentiment is proven to be true. Here's another phenomenal example of the killer workmanship coming out of Mr. Anderson's factory.

Manufacturer's Description

Before the introduction of the magnificent Drop Top in 1990, the number of "S" style guitars that had a maple top that was “dropped” to create a comfortable forearm contour were exactly zero. As a result of this design, we've chosen a body top thickness of 3/16 of an inch, which actually enhances and enriches the sonic character of the instrument. The result is a guitar that not only plays effortlessly, is extremely comfortable, and sounds amazing but is so darn good looking that if you don't dress well it just may upstage you.

Alder Body
Dating back to the late 1950's, this is the wood found in more 3 single coil, double cut-away, 25 1/2" scale length guitars than any other. Due to its wide spread popularity it produces a very familiar tone, a "vintage tone." Its sound is primarily a thicker, midrange tone. It is very full in the low midrange yet produces enough upper midrange to be clear and articulate.

SC1: Slightly more than vintage level, single-coil sound, humcanceling (great for neck and middle application).
HF3: Extra saturation with creamy and more forceful output while still staying true to the vintage roots that the HF2 lays out.



  • Model: Drop Top Classic HSS
  • Color: Deep Tobacco Fade w/ Binding
  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Alder
  • Binding: Natural
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Caramel Roasted Maple - Satin
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 12" - 14" Compound
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Neck Profile: Happy Medium - .825 at the 1st fret to .915 at the 12th
  • Frets: 22, Heavy


  • Neck and Middle Pickups: SC1 Single-Coils
  • Bridge Pickup: HF3 Humbucker
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull for alternate 3rd position pickup configuration)
  • Switches: 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector, Coil-Split Mini-Toggle


  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Tuners: Locking


  • Case: Black Tolex Hardshell
  • Serial #: 04-08-24A
  • Instrument Weight: 7.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Tom Anderson Guitarworks. This Drop Top Classic 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 will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.