Anderson Acoustic Guitars
Made in Massachusetts
Gallery of previously built guitars.
When the guitars are being sprayed, they have to sit, in between coats of nitrocellulose lacquer, to dry and "off gas", which releases the gasses and hardens the finish. They have about 12-14 coats of finish applied in total. The A style on the left is African mahogany while the guitar on the right is the Tazmanian Red Myrtle OM. A style is sold.
This is the Go Jig, which eliminates the needs for clamps, which would be difficult to do with the braces. The braces are carved to final shapes after they are glued in place.
The middle portion of this back is Ziricote or Mexican Blackwood. It is beautiful against the flame Maple!
The V wedge for this guitar is Ziricote, matching the back wood.
The necks from the Cocobolo Jumbo and the Maple OM, one sprayed with natural nitrocellulose finish and one tinted to Vintage Amber nitro lacquer.
The finished Maple OM with Engelmann top, plays with great warmth and delicateness!
This is a three piece neck with a mahogany heel cap, made for the Jumbo guitar. Sold.
This is the body of the Cocobolo Jumbo before the top is installed, showing the typical ladder bracing of guitar backs. The lines against the sides are Mahogany braces to stiffen and protect the sides. Sold.
The sides of the Jumbo were Cocobolo, while the back was Mahogany. This was made while setting up the shop and trying new things, not wanting to risk matching body wood. However, the guitar came out with solid, deep and balanced tone; a pleasure to play!