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GEARPHORIA MAR/APR 2015

Ian Anderson debuts Paramount

New

offering

invokes

‘50s-era Americana

NAMED for a delta blues record

label from the early 20th century, Ian

Anderson Guitars’ new Paramount,

the second installment in what the

builder has termed his ‘Alternate

Reality’ series, is now available.

The Paramount takes its cues from

classic T-style guitars, but was de-

signed to bring out increased depth

and sustain, and a bit more mids.

The model sports a korina body

finished in 100% vintage tint am-

ber nitrocellulose lacquer and a one

piece hard maple neck with koa

skunk stripe.

The pickup package is a hand-

wound ‘50 Broadcaster lead pickup

and a hand-wound neck P90. The

guitar also has Rutters hardware and

Waverly tuners.

“I mashed up my favorite things

to create a guitar as If it was my

own personal signature model,”

said the San Diego-based luthier in

a recent internet post. “Tonally I

wanted my early ‘50 Tele tone with

a bit more mids and character of

tone associated with korina to give

it even more depth and woody color

from the korina and massive singing

sustain. I wanted the neck position

to have a great smoky yet articulate

neck P-90 tone that will work for

jump blues, rock-and-roll and have

a flute-y lead tone that can be used

almost anywhere.”

The Paramount is available for

order direct from Ian Anderson

Guitars via the company’s website

at

www.iaguitars.com

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