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Anderson Guitarworks Drop Top Guitar, Tiger Eye Surf

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Anderson Drop Top. Another beauty and masterpiece to come out of their shop.

We were left scraping our jaws off the floor as soon as we opened the case to this one. The quilt maple top is beautiful and the tiger eye surf finish really compliments the roasted maple neck beautifully. It's aesthetically gorgeous, but the fun doesn't end there.

The SC1 and HC3+ pickup combo is definitely designed for the guitarist who isn't afraid of a modern tone. The HC3 is one fo their more popular humbuckers and now they've come out with the HC3+ for those that tend to lean towards a more aggressive tone. The humbucker in the bridge has some good bite to it and the pickups can all hit your pedals and the front end of your amp with some solid power. The bridge pickup is designed to retain definition and articulation even as you start to really dial up the gain and saturation. The SC1 is designed to sound like your favorite vintage-leaning single-coil pickups and they have that hand-made quality to them that is hard to find these days. 

Between the pickups and the switching options included on this guitar, there's little that you won't be able to accomplish with it. Show up ready to rock, but also look impressive while doing it. Another home run from one of our favorite guitar builders on the planet!

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.


SC 1: Slightly more than vintage level, single coil sound, hum-canceling (great for neck and middle application).
HC 3+:
The HC Series solution to hot output, with vintage character still nicely intact. Just pushes the front of the amp a touch more or when a bit more musical muscle is needed. Like the HC 3 but with a bit more oomph.



  • Model: Drop Top
  • Color: Tiger Eye Surf
  • Top Wood: Quilt Maple
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back Wood: Alder
  • Back Color: Tiger Eye Surf


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • 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: 24 Heavy Stainless Steel
  • Nut: 1 11/16" Bone


  • Pickups: SC1, SC1, HC3+
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull for N+B 3rd position configuration)
  • Mini-Toggle: Humbucker Splitter
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
  • Bridge: Anderson Tremolo
  • Tuners: Anderson Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome


  • Strings: .010-.046 Elixir
  • Case: Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
  • Serial #: 06-18-22P
  • Instrument Weight: 7.4 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Tom Anderson Guitarworks. This Drop Top 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.