Finished my first guitar project in quite some time. Â My Tom Anderson Classic got a makeover. Â While many people probably liked it the old way, I’m much happier. Â It looks less pretty and sounds more gritty. Â Didn’t do too much, but removed the stacked humbucker TA pickups and put in some Lindy Fralin VH single coils. Â Wired for standard strat wiring (1 Vol, 2 tone). Â Replaced theÂ tortoiseshellÂ pickguard with a white one. Â Replaced all the gold hardware with chrome. Â Kept all the same hardware though, Sprezel locking tuners, Wilkinson tremelo (VS100 I believe it’s called), etc. Â 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. Â I figured the 2 conductor wire pickups would be loud, but really they are pretty good. Â Everything is shielded decently and that was enough. Â Need a little sticker or something to cover that up.
Here’s the “before” picture: