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HS Anderson Mad Cat Electric Guitar #12039 - Used  From Other

A Stellar Period Correct Re-Issue of the Beloved 1970's H.S. Anderson / Hohner Mad Cats Tele!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

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A lot happened since we first released the Vintage Re-Issue Mad Cat in 2012. Thanks to feedback from owners of original mad cats, our dealers and customers, we learned a lot. We also acquired another original Mad Cat from 1984, which was the basis for the second version of the Vintage Re-issue model and the Limited Edition Mad Cat.

This specific 1984 Mad Cat has a very comfortable neck profile, with a smooth rounded fingerboard.

Since our necks are made by hand, it was fairly easy to adjust to this new neck profile.

The 1984 pickups, although noisy, also sound fantastic. Even in the bridge position, which is positioned in a typical angle, almost parallel to the bridge.

We asked Heartbreaker pickups to clone the sound of these pickups, but without the noise, and they delivered.

Every guitar ships with an individual measurement of the pickups, compared to the reference curve.

The version 2 Mad Cat ships with a 4-way switch installed, which gives the following combinations :

Position 1 : both pickups in series

Position 2 : neck pickup

Position 3 : both pickups in parallal

Position 4 : bridge pickup

The leopard pickguard material we use is more durable than what was used on the original mad cats. Therefore, we decided to stop using a recessed output jack and went back to the original 70s style jack.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Vintage Correct Re-issue of the original 1970’s H.S. Anderson / Hohner Mad Cats

Handmade in Japan

Walnut / Ash / Maple body construction

All maple neck, 21 frets, C-shape

42,8mm nut width

240R (9,4”) Radius

2mm (0,0787”) x 1mm (0,0394”) vintage frets

2 string retainers

Gotoh GTC102 Hardtail Bridge, Callaham USA vintage bent-steel saddles (also included are extra Gotoh modern type saddles), 10,5mm string spacing

Gotoh SG360 Machine Heads, 1:14 gear ratio

Heartbreaker custom-made pickups with individual measurement report

1 volume control, 1 tone control, 4-way switch

Polyurethane lacquer, custom made for Moridaira, color matched to 1984 Mad Cat

Unique headstock shape

Pearloid H.S. Anderson logo

Stamped serial nr on back of headstock

Leopard pickguards, leopard output jack plate and black body binding

Aftermarket Hardshell Case