HS Anderson Madcat?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by tedcousens, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. tedcousens

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    Is it a real tele? What are current prices? For 1974 original? or recent remakes? I hear they play sick.
     
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    jimbo735 Tele-Afflicted

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    The magic Google will tell you,
    Seems I saw them on Reverb for sale.
     
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    Oh, I am well educated re: the Madcat, and honestly it's a pipe dream. To get an original, with signed pickups from 73 or 74 (the only two years they were made) is upwards of 20k. Gotta win the lottery first. My question was more philosophical. It has a telecaster body, neck and head, and no, it was not made by Fender, but handmade at the Morris factory in Japan. Would a purist consider it a telecaster? or something else? An aberration (albeit a very expensive one) considering they are still being remade, and knock-offs are everywhere.
     
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    Although I'm not very familiar with these, I can tell you even a "non-purist" would not consider this a Telecaster.....but then, the ORIGINAL, as played by Prince, wasn't a Telecaster, or even a Fender. His was a Hohner-made "Tele-style".
     
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    bignote Tele-Meister

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    Nice guitars. Heavier than any Les Paul I have ever hoisted.
     
  7. tedcousens

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    Yah, pure maple.
     
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    Djentleman Dan Tele-Holic

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    They may be heavy and/or expensive.....

    ...but they sure are cool-looking!
     
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    I am happy with my 2002 52 AVRI Tele - slickest guitar in my collection. Can't seem to pick anything else up. But yes, would love to own one, post lottery win.
     
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    ...& let's not forget strat pickups parked in that thing.

    Until my lottery winnings show up in my account I settled on the Harley Benton copy. You don't see anyone making these. Ever. And now since his passing I see the Chinese kits on ebay.

    Weren't the originals ash/walnut?
     
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    It is my understanding that they were maple. Heavy, funky.,
     
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