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Here is the limited edition 2011 Japanese Morris Moridiera 45th anniversary reissue of H.S Anderson’s legendary Madcat Telecaster. Along with out right handed version (see out other listings) it's the only genuine H.S. Anderson Madcat on Reverb right now. What's more this is a super-rare left handed model.  For those unaware, this was the guitar made famous by Prince. Only around 500 were built back in the 70’s (the very first handful ever built had no serial numbers, those are like gold-dust and demand a king's ransom, good luck with that) Anyway a few were sent over to the U.S. and re-branded under Hohner. A young Prince found one of these rare guitars in his early days (some say in a Gas Station - we like the irony) and it stayed with him throughout his career, he recorded Purple Rain and many other albums with his Madcat. These 45th anniversary reissues were only a limited run, and we don’t often find them for sale; this is one of only 3 we have ever come across. They were built around 2011. They are amazing guitars in their own right, and were built in the same Moridiera plant in Japan where the original 70’s Mad-Cats were born. Chances are you are never going to see the 'Holy Grail' grail: A non-serial 1970's original. So for us mere mortals- this is as good as it gets. It’s the real deal, and very rare in it's own right. A really high-end boutique looking and feeling Tele with a thick chunky neck, bound and flamed maple top and back over ash with a walnut centre. It has a thick chunky C profile maple neck with 21 frets, a 9.5 radius and a skunk stripe on the back.  Another really cool feature on these 45th anniversary models is the leopard-print binding. On all other models it is black. Weight of this beauty is a solid 3.8kg. It’s voiced by great sounding USA Bill Lawrence T1 & T2 pickups with 3 way switching. It is in beautiful condition with no visible blemishes at all. It is in shop floor condition(!) It’s been very well cared for. It’s obviously had absolutely no breaks, repairs or mods. Neck is dead straight, plenty of life in the frets, truss rod fine. It comes with a SKB hard/soft hybrid case, also in as new condition. 

At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of actual guitars, all guitars are in hand and we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship worldwide to the USA, E.U, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.

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Here is the limited edition 2011 Japanese Morris Moridiera 45th anniversary reissue of H.S Anderson’s legendary Madcat Telecaster. Along with out right handed version (see out other listings) it's the only genuine H.S. Anderson Madcat on Reverb right now. What's more this is a super-rare left handed model.  For those unaware, this was the guitar made famous by Prince. Only around 500 were built back in the 70’s (the very first handful ever built had no serial numbers, those are like gold-dust and demand a king's ransom, good luck with that) Anyway a few were sent over to the U.S. and re-branded under Hohner. A young Prince found one of these rare guitars in his early days (some say in a Gas Station - we like the irony) and it stayed with him throughout his career, he recorded Purple Rain and many other albums with his Madcat. These 45th anniversary reissues were only a limited run, and we don’t often find them for sale; this is one of only 3 we have ever come across. They were built around 2011. They are amazing guitars in their own right, and were built in the same Moridiera plant in Japan where the original 70’s Mad-Cats were born. Chances are you are never going to see the 'Holy Grail' grail: A non-serial 1970's original. So for us mere mortals- this is as good as it gets. It’s the real deal, and very rare in it's own right. A really high-end boutique looking and feeling Tele with a thick chunky neck, bound and flamed maple top and back over ash with a walnut centre. It has a thick chunky C profile maple neck with 21 frets, a 9.5 radius and a skunk stripe on the back.  Another really cool feature on these 45th anniversary models is the leopard-print binding. On all other models it is black. Weight of this beauty is a solid 3.8kg. It’s voiced by great sounding USA Bill Lawrence T1 & T2 pickups with 3 way switching. It is in beautiful condition with no visible blemishes at all. It is in shop floor condition(!) It’s been very well cared for. It’s obviously had absolutely no breaks, repairs or mods. Neck is dead straight, plenty of life in the frets, truss rod fine. It comes with a SKB hard/soft hybrid case, also in as new condition. 

At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special.  All pictures are of actual guitars, all guitars are in hand and we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship worldwide to the USA, E.U, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.

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LEFTY! H.S. Anderson Very Rare Japanese *Left Handed* 2011 Madcat HS-1 Morris Moridaira 45th Anniversary *Prince* MIJ Japan

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