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High Quality MAD CAT Replica H.S. Anderson Hohner Prince USA parts FUNKY USA

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 In the style of Prince's iconic H.S. Anderson (well, Hohner but made by HSA)....Super cool MAD CAT tele style replica that I put together and it wasn't easy to find all of these parts! I had wanted an original for a long time but the scarcity and price kept me away so I finally decided to put one togetherThe body was made by Crane Designs and is ash sandwiched between a flame maple back and top with a walnut center strip that goes all the way through in the middle...just like the real deal. I found it surprisingly difficult to find someone to build the body since it's a lot more labor intensive than just sawing and routing out a tele body but Crane came through and did an excellent job! I stained it and it is finished in TruOil (I think around 12 coats...maybe a few more).The neck is an Allparts Roasted Flame Maple which are no longer available and retailed at $400! It's very comfortable...somewhat chunky but by no means a baseball bat. I do have a few coats of TruOil on it just to give it a little gloss. It has Grover mini tuners which work perfectly and add to the classy look.Pickguards like this are extremely difficult to find. In fact, it was the first component that I bought when I decided to build the guitar. I believe that it is clear plastic with the image printed on so I don't think it's actual celluloid. It is fully transparent and looks better than the actual celluloid pickguard that I bought so I decided to use this one instead. One small crack on the bridge pickup surround on the treble side (see photo). It was actually like that when I got it and another wasn't available (this is a 'one-off' set that someone made) so I kept it. Pickups are Bill Lawrence S1 and S2, just like the H.S. Anderson reissues have.The bridge is a Hipshot. The pots and PU selector came out of a MIM Fender Tele Thinline Reissue.This was hand finished so it's not as perfect as a factory finished guitar---it has some 'birthmarks'. There are some light sanding scratches SEE PHOTOS which were invisible until I'd put a few coats of stain on. They are light and you have to be close to see them. Also, the stain didn't soak in on some parts near the celluloid binding. I'm not sure why this is but, again, a relatively minor finish flaw SEE PHOTOSSo, it's basically an H.S. Anderson Mad Cat replica with some (what I consider) upgrades and slight finish variation (I used a darker stain than most Mad Cats that I've seen for a more vintage, aged look). An awesome guitar that you probably will never see another exactly like again.