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Anderson Guitarworks Guardian Angel Guitar, Bound Quilted Maple Top, Gamma Green

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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 a striking Gamma Green quilted-maple top. 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. The bridge pickup is 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!


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.


HC/HF 1: More neck humbucker saturation, output and smoothness than HC1- while still retaining equilibrium for the neck position perfection. Specs: DC Resistance: 6.8 kΩ, EQ(0-10) Bass: 4.8 Mid: 5.8 Treble: 4.8, Magnet: AlNiCo

SC/SF 2: Hot single coil-sound, hum-canceling (great for hotter neck and middle application or for bridge with SC/SF 1- in neck & middle). Specs: DC Resistance: 17.0 kΩ, EQ(0-10) Bass: 6.0 Mid: 4.0 Treble: 8.0, Magnet: Neodymium

HC/HF 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. Specs: DC Resistance: 18.0 kΩ, EQ(0-10) Bass: 3.5 Mid: 8.0 Treble: 6.5, Magnet: AlNiCo

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: Gamma Green
  • Top Wood: Quilt Maple
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back Wood: Lightweight Alder
  • Back Color: Black
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Wood: Roasted ("Caramel") 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
  • Nut: 1 11/16" Bone


  • Pickups: HF1, SF2, HC3
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Mini-Toggles: 2x Humbucker Splitter
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch


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


  • Strings: .010-.046 Elixir
  • Case: Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
  • Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Serial #: 08-30-23P


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