Tom Anderson Atom Tortoise Burst with Binding
2005 Tom Anderson Atom Guitar with stunning Tortoise Burst Flame Maple Top with Maple Binding.
Guitar is in very good condition with no issues. Very small signs of wear here and there. Comes with original Anderson hard case as pictured.
• Model: Atom
• Year Built: 2005 (in California, USA)
• Serial # 07-06-05N
• Tortoise Burst with Maple Binding
• Flamed Maple Top on Mahogany
• Neck/Fretboard: Mahogany with African Rosewood Fretboard
• 22 Frets
• Heavy Frets
• Matching Headstock and Back, Satin
• Solid Body
• 1 11/16 inch nut
• Buzz Feiten Tuning System
• Chrome Wrap Around Bridge
• Humbucker Pickups: Tom Anderson H1-A H2A
• Switching: 5 Way, Pull on Tone Knob splits middle position
• Strings: .010-.046 Elixr strings
• Original Hardshell Case
The Atom is reportedly Tom's favorite guitar.
Manufacturer's Price in 2005: $3795 including case
This guitar is the second original single-cut shape from Anderson after the electro-acoustic Crowdster. "It's derived from the Crowdster, but is smaller, has a tighter waist, is thinner and has more contours. The neck joins the body higher up and it incorporates the new neck joint," explains Tom.
"The world is pretty reluctant to accept new shapes, but this is something that's been rolling around in my head for some time."
Aside from the shape, the body is constructed from centre-joined mahogany with a relatively thin 5mm flat-flamed maple book-matched cap that's perfectly 'dropped' over the generous forearm contour. The natural edge is very cleanly achieved, and you've got more chance of spotting an alien in your local Starbucks than you have a blemish on an Anderson finish.
But without sound understanding of woods and the way they work, not to mention mastery of CNC technology, finishing, and pickup winding, we'd just have a feature list. Instead, we have one of the most finely crafted guitars money can buy, with a host of truly great sounds. As Tom says, "it's meant to be played, meant to be strapped on… crank it up!"