Extremely rare, limited reissue offering of the original Mad Cat!
We're honored to have been 1 of only 4 Dealers chosen to represent the Limited Edition H.S. Anderson Mad Cat. This is a strictly limited edition run (25 offered Worldwide & only 3 available to N. America).
The European Sycamore used for the top and back is from a batch of wood recently found in the Moridaira factory that dates from the 1980's (just like the original Mad Cats).
A 4-way toggle switch comes standard, adding the option of both pickups in series. This sounds similar to a wide-sounding humbucker. Limited Edition models will have Heartbreaker Pickups and the angle of the bridge pickup is straighter than the Vintage Re-issue Mad Cat. Original Mad Cats used this position too but a different angle was chosen 5 years ago because it sounded better. Heartbreaker Pickups developed a well-balanced pickup that suits this guitar perfectly.
Another vintage-correct new feature is the countersunk output jack. With the plastic currently use being more stiff and reliable than the material used in the 70s Mad Cats, this original feature has returned. And it looks killer, of course!
The Headstock shape and all other specifications are the same as the ‘70s Mad Cats. This Limited Edition Model is crafted with the highest respect to the sound and feel of the original legendary guitar. Each one is handbuilt by Japanese craftsmen and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Model – Mad Cat Limited Edition Guitar
- A Vintage Correct limited offering of the original 70’s H.S. Anderson/Hohner Mad Cat (only 3 for N. America and at most 25 Worldwide)
- Handmade in Japan at the Moridaira factory (same as the original)
- European Sycamore with Figured Maple top and back and Walnut Stripe
- One-Piece Maple neck, 21 fret, C-shape
- 42.8mm (1.685") nut width
- 240R (9.45”) Radius
- 2mm (.079”) x 1mm (.040”) vintage frets (aka Dunlop 6230)
- Two string retainers
- Gotoh GTC102 Hardtail Bridge with Callaham USA vintage bent-steel saddles (a set of Gotoh modern-style saddles are also included)
- 10.5mm (.41”) string spacing
- Gotoh SG360 Machine Heads, 14:1 gear ratio
- Heartbreaker pickups
- Controls = volume, tone, 4-way switch
- Polyurethane lacquer (custom made for Moridaira)
- Unique headstock shape
- Mother of Pearl H.S. Anderson logo
- Stamped serial number on back of headstock
- Leopard pickguard and pickup surround with black body binding
- SKB-66 case with TSA approved trigger release latching system and full-length neck support
- Available for Pre-Order - Estimated arrival is yet to be determined.
- This item qualifies for FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING within the 48 contiguous United States.
- If sold out, unavailable or unable to add to cart, please call (323) 883-9090 for availability. Products arrive daily!