H.S. Anderson 2011 Mad Cat Telecaster HS-1 Morris 45th Anniversary *Prince*
Here we have some rock/pop royalty. It is a truly stunning example of the limited edition 2011 Japanese Morris Moridiera 45th anniversary reissue of H.S Anderson’s awesome Mad-Cat Telecaster! We have found few of these over the years but this one is my absolute favourite. For those unaware, this was the guitar made famous by Prince. Only around 500 were ever built back in the 70’s, the very first of which had no serial numbers. A few of these were sent over to the U.S. and re-branded under Hohner. A young Prince found one of these rare guitars in his early days and it stayed with him throughout his career, he recorded Purple Rain and many other albums with his Mad-Cat. These 45th anniversary reissues were not built in big numbers, and we don’t often find them for sale. They were built around 2011. They are amazing guitars in their own right, and were built in the same Moridiera plant in Japan where the original 70’s Mad-Cats were made. It’s a real high-end boutique looking and feeling Tele with a thick chunky neck, bound and flamed maple top (this the only really quilted maple top we have found) and back over ash with a walnut centre. It has a thick chunky C profile maple neck with 21 frets, a 9.5 radius and a skunk stripe on the back. Another really cool feature on these 45th anniversary models is the leopard-print binding. On all other models it is black. Weight on this beauty is a solid 3.6kg. It’s voiced by great sounding USA Bill Lawrence T1 & T2 pickups with 3 way switching. It is in beautiful condition with only a couple of small blemishes; a lacquer chip on the front just under the selected switch and a lacquer nick in on the 2nd fret, both which can be seen in the pics. Otherwise just very light playwear. It comes with a SKB hard/soft hybrid case, also in as new condition. It’s obviously had absolutely no breaks, repairs or mods. Neck is dead straight, plenty of life in the frets, truss rod fine.
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We carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’s gonna be pretty special. All pictures are of the actual guitars, we do not use stock photos. All guitars have been fully checked and are with us in hand, so it’s straight from us to you! NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.