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Prince's Tele

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by doghouseman, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. doghouseman

    doghouseman Tele-Holic

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    There was a story on 60 min last night about Prince and I didnt realize he played a tele so often - a nice looking tele too.

    Any details on specs? Is there a fender signature for prince?
     
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    HS Anderson Madcat
     
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    doghouseman Tele-Holic

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    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up

    He was the greatest of all time.
     
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    His guitar is most commonly referred to as a Hohner, but was made by Anderson. Madcat was just the model name.
     
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    Weren't they the producers of the guitar? In those days the guitars were however marketed under the name Hohner. The guitars were later reissued by Anderson I believe under their own name.
     
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    One of the interesting specs on the original Hohner Madcat was its solid maple body which supposedly results in a brighter tone. The bridge pickup location is a bit different as well and is almost fiush against the bridge.

    Prince played a ton of guitars over his career, but the Madcat was definitely his main axe and appears to have been his favorite.
     
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    Watch this:
     
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    The look on the face of the kid playing the acoustic says it all.
     
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    Lol
    The kid is George Harrison’s son
     
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    The "kid" is George Harrison's son, Dhani....;)

    Beat me to it, Mark....
     
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    Oiginally a Hohner TE Custom.
     
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    this clip never gets old
     
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    Prince...

    My gosh what a powerful force!!!
     
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    I'll say it again. The greatest all-around musical entertainer, ever.
    Songwriting, singing, guitar (andbassandpianoanddrumsand...), performance/stage presence/moves...

    The greatest of all time. Who can even come close? no one
     
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