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Mad-Cat pickguard material

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by oigun, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    Anyone knows a source for the leopard skin material in the right thickness?
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    Mucho gracias!!
     
  2. Jefe

    Jefe Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2004
    Wallingford, CT
    Call me crazy, but looking at the edges of that pickguard... that might be clear/lexan pickguard material, with some printed or cloth material underneath?
     
  3. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You're crazy.
     
  4. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    Haha, no it aint :D
     
  5. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    I'm pretty sure that's John Greven's stuff. You might take a look at LMI

    *Edit - I also found this link over at the OLF if you're so inclined ;)...
     
  6. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I meant Jefe is crazy... in his post he starts by saying "Call me crazy..."

    :D

     
  7. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
  8. Jefe

    Jefe Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2004
    Wallingford, CT
    :p

    :D
     
  9. whodatpat

    whodatpat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 21, 2007
    College Park MD
    I want to build me one of them some day. Cat's link looks like the right stuff.
     
  10. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Leave it to Cat to know where to get that pattern material. Kind of figures don't you think? :lol:
     
  11. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Are you building a Prince tele?
     
  12. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    Purrrfect! Its quite expensive yes and I hope they will ship outside US..

    Yes I'm going to build a Prince tele :D
     
  13. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
    don't give me too much credit. by complete coincidence, i was reading about Prince's MadCat tele about a week ago out of sheer boredom. i ended up going down the internet rabbit hole and came across a website that showed some guy's MadCat tribute build, and he had links to a bunch of his suppliers. i just happened to remember that one, along with LMII.

    one thing i did learn is that there are several differences between Prince's original MadCat tele, and the subsequent reissues and "look-alike" models. they're easily overlooked, but pretty important. for example: did you notice that on the original, the pickguard doesn't have a bridge cutout? a lot of the reissues and clones do, most likely because they just used off-the-shelf pickguards. it's something i never noticed until a website pointed it out.

    (btw, i'm not a particularly big Prince fan, but i've always loved that guitar!)
     
  14. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
  15. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    I've found that too... but its three ply and probably printed, so a no-go.
    Can you give me a pointer to that thread?
     
  16. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 4, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Is the one in the top photo an original? Looks like theres a Strat type pickup in the bridge. Is that what Prince's original has?
     
  17. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    I've read somewhere prince uses noiseless fender pickups. Strat bridge and neck.
     
  18. string pull

    string pull Tele-Meister

    367
    Oct 29, 2011
    Fairfax,Va
    You cant get it without getting a second job. $$$ italian nitro. You cant ship it to the US. I use to get it from a wholeseller who now is in jail. De Temple guitars is using the stuff . I have no idea where he gets it...but he seems to have alot of it. The Italian stuff is about .60 thousands thick
    The company you want is Delmar Products in Conn. They are the wholesalesman for the Prince style pickguard material. Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  19. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

    Nov 13, 2011
    Colorado
    i'm wondering if the stuff that GreasyGroove sells is the good stuff? it's really expensive, and since they're located in Canada maybe they're able to import it. also, the OP is located in the Netherlands, so he might have an easier time getting the Italian stuff; i've heard Delmar won't sell small pieces and if theirs is celluloid too, they may not be able to ship it overseas.

    wish i could. it was a couple weeks back, and i have my browser set to only keep five days worth of internet history. it wasn't on TDPRI, i think it was the personal website of the person that built the guitar.
     
  20. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    The greasygroove stuff is printed rubbish.. I thought I bite the bullet and order some, big bummer. Luckily I was able to obtain a piece of celluloid in the right pattern.
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