For the first time in over 30 years, the original Mad Cat returns. H.S. Anderson tried to stay as close as possible to the original specifications…

An original ‘70s Mad Cat was used as a reference model, and after extensive testing H.S. Anderson settled on what they believe is a worthy successor, which even surpasses the original in some regards. Subtle upgrades were performed: Tuners were upgraded to Gotoh SG360 with a higher gear ratio. The original Keiyo pickups were upgraded to Bill Lawrence USA vintage. The output jack is more sturdy, so no more signal drop-outs.

All other specifications are equal to the ‘70s Mad Cats, H.S. Anderson designed these guitars with the highest respect to the sound and feel of this legendary guitar. Each one is hand-built in the original Moridaira factory by Japanese craftsmen, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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H.S. Anderson Mad Cat Vintage Reissue
  • Walnut / Ash / Maple body construction
  • Leopard pickguards and black body binding
  • Polyurethane lacquer, custom made for Moridaira
  • All maple neck, 21 frets, C-shape
  • 42,8mm nut width
  • 240R (9,4”) Radius
  • 2mm (0,0787”) x 1mm (0,0394”) vintage frets
  • Bill Lawrence USA S1 & S3 pickups
  • 1 volume control, 1 tone control, 3-way switch
  • 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
  • Unique headstock shape
  • Pearloid H.S. Anderson logo
  • Stamped serial number on back of headstock
  • Vintage Correct Re-issue of the original 1970’s H.S. Anderson / Hohner Mad Cats
  • Handmade in Japan
  • Left-handed available at an extra charge, but with black headstock logo
  • exclusive model for Europe, only available thru Amptec

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