After all these years, my fav guitar!

Many of you know that I've been a musician for most of my life.  I've had the honor of playing and owning many guitars.  It is the only serious addiction I have left in my life – something my son, Aaron and I call "G.A.S" (gear acquisition syndrome). 

Yet, after playing and loving the many instruments I've been blessed with over the years, I have finally narrowed it down to THE ONE that is my favorite.  This proclamation is not meant to mean that I am going to be musically monogamous…I still reserve the right to play any of my instruments whenever I want to.  That's just the way it is…I am a musical polygamist and proud of it.  But from now I'll have ONE instrument "wife" and many "concubines"….

I love my 1970's era Martin D-41 – deep and sweet.  My Taylor 314 is one of the most playable guitars on the market and fun to take on the road.  I have an Anderson Electric (Cobra) that matches the look of my favorite…so they kinda go together like peanut butter and jelly.  I am so grateful to our brother Tom Anderson and his incredible artistry with guitars…he's helped me not just with instruments but with fine-tuning a couple of my acoustics.  I also have a black Strat (USA made, of course).  Vicky bought this for me for our 6th anniversary…I outfitted it with Seymor Duncan pickups and an Anderson humbucker – hot guitar!

But my favorite has to be the Anderson Crowdster Plus – it is so clean acoustically when driven through a small amp or straight into the house…then with one flip of a switch, an Anderson electric pickup kicks in and it's time for some shredding and grit.  What can I say?  It plays like "buttah"!  So, now that I have that off my chest, I feel like a better man.  My relationship is out in the open!  Even though I had to pay a pretty penny for this axe, it is still worth every penny – I am so thankful for the Anderson artistry and commitment to high quality instruments.  All I can say – good relationships sometimes cost you!  You know what I mean?


One thought on “After all these years, my fav guitar!

  1. I also had the pleasure of playing this guitar, and I have to agree with Robin on this one. I am a terrible guitar player, but somehow this guitar managed to make, even me, sound like a competent player. I even had to fight the very un-Christlike urges to slip it in with the rest of my luggage when I was leaving. Truly a work of art.


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