Tom Anderson Classic Ash - Trans Purple with Hard Shell Case


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Tom Anderson Classic Ash - Trans Purple with Hard Shell Case


The Tom Anderson Classic Ash in Trans Purple is a testament to the timeless allure of vintage tonewoods. Crafted with a body made of Swamp Ash, this guitar pays homage to the iconic single-cutaway instruments of the 1950s. Swamp Ash is renowned for its distinct tonal qualities, delivering a rich and multidimensional sound profile. It's characterized by a scooped midrange, a robust low end, and shimmering highs that resonate with musicality. Notably lighter and more porous than its heavier counterpart, Swamp Ash imbues this guitar with a warm, rich character that is both harmonically rich and pleasingly smooth.

Even Taper Neck Profile

The Anderson Classic Ash features the Even Taper neck profile, Anderson's most popular choice for 25 1/2-inch scale length guitars. This neck profile offers a sleek and fast playing experience, with minimal depth change from the nut to the 12th fret. As you slide your hand up the fretboard, the playing feel and depth remain consistent, ensuring effortless playability across the entire neck.

Dynamic A-Wedgie Neck Joint

Tom Anderson guitars are known for innovation, and the A-Wedgie neck joint is a prime example of their forward-thinking design. This revolutionary neck joint forms a complete union between the neck and body, creating a 3-dimensional trapezoidal wedge structure that locks the body to the neck. Unlike traditional neck bolts, the A-Wedgie neck joint ensures the neck remains perfectly aligned, maintaining a constant pressure union for optimal sound transfer from body to neck. This larger contact surface enhances the instrument's resonance and sustain, taking your sonic experience to new heights.

Versatile Pickup Configuration

The Classic Ash is equipped with a trio of versatile pickups, carefully selected to offer a wide tonal palette. Here's a breakdown of each pickup:

  • Neck Pickup (H1): This neck pickup delivers a balanced tone that pairs beautifully with the H2+ at the bridge. It produces full, throaty humbucker tones that remain clear and rich, never bloated. It's also designed for excellent split-coil operation, providing extra output and fullness when needed.

  • Middle Pickup (SF1): The SF1 is slightly hotter than a vintage single-coil, ensuring a hum-canceling operation. It adds brightness and clarity to your tone while maintaining a classic single-coil character.

  • Bridge Pickup (HN2+): The bridge pickup offers medium-hot output with an emphasis on midrange tones. This additional midrange presence makes it easier to achieve rich, saturated sounds. It's ideal for everything from bluesy overdrive to high-gain rock, offering exceptional sonic versatility.


  • Guitar Model: The Classic
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Transparent Purple
  • Neck Wood: Caramel Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Natural Headstock, Satin Natural Back
  • Neck Back Shape: Even-Taper +.050
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16-inch
  • Frets: Heavy
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Pickups: H1 SF1 HN2+
  • Pickguard: Pearl White (off white)
  • Switching: 5-Way: 3 = M, N+B with Splitter
  • Strings: .010-.046 Elixir® Strings
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System: Yes

Another absolute winner from the AGW benches. Thanks, Tom! 

Original G&G hard shell case and Certificate of Authenticity are included. 


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