Tom Anderson Project Finished

Finished my first guitar project in quite some time.  My Tom Anderson Classic got a makeover.  While many people probably liked it the old way, I’m much happier.  It looks less pretty and sounds more gritty.  Didn’t do too much, but removed the stacked humbucker TA pickups and put in some Lindy Fralin VH single coils.  Wired for standard strat wiring (1 Vol, 2 tone).  Replaced the tortoiseshell pickguard with a white one.  Replaced all the gold hardware with chrome.  Kept all the same hardware though, Sprezel locking tuners, Wilkinson tremelo (VS100 I believe it’s called), etc.  So now it sounds and looks more like an older strat but plays a lot nicer.

Oh and if you notice a hole in the pickguard below the volume, it’s because I originally had a kill switch.  I figured the 2 conductor wire pickups would be loud, but really they are pretty good.  Everything is shielded decently and that was enough.  Need a little sticker or something to cover that up.

Tom Anderson Classic

Here’s the “before” picture:

Tom Anderson Classic Before

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

2 thoughts on “Tom Anderson Project Finished”

  1. It can’t be finished. If it’s finished I have to at least pretend to work on my RG350 (I was thinking Gulf racing livery. But then I realized that I’m southern, STP racing livery, fool!) and I’m totally stumped.

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