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Prince 2011, hand-drawn, playing live on stage at the Hop Farm Festival on July 3, 2011 in Paddock Wood, United Kingdom, with his iconic Hohner MadCat, age 53.
Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He purchased this Hohner MadCat in the late 1970s.
The MadCat Telecaster was originally made in Japan by H.S. Anderson in the 1970s. It was produced under three different company logos – H.S. Anderson, Hohner, and Bill Lawrence.
Prince bought the Hohner version (which was exactly the same as the H.S. Anderson, except with a Hohner logo in the same pearloid effect lettering as used by H.S. Anderson).
The body was made from a central strip of walnut, Japanese sen (similar to ash) sides, and a flame maple top.
It was fitted with leopard skin pattern scratch plate, a Strat style bridge, and the headstock was reminiscent of the classic Fender shape.
Photos appear to indicate that he started playing it regularly in 1981. Once he found success Prince had several copies made, including modified versions that were used to spray the audience during the Purple Rain tour in ’84/’85.
It is impossible to determine if the one now displayed at Paisley Park is the original model, but based on the patterns of wear to the body it is definitely the one that Prince was using during the most recent years, which includes at the Super Bowl half time show in 2007, and the performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
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