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MAD CAT PLATE SET – Prince Homage

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£49.99

THE SCRATCH-IT! MAD CAT PLATE SET – OUR HIGHLY ACCURATE  HOMAGE TO PRINCE’S ORIGINAL MAD CAT

We’ve worked very closely with aficionados of Prince’s original iconic H.S. Anderson – despite being badged a Hohner, but that’s another kettle of fish – & are delighted to offer two plate options which faithfully replicate the original 1970s Mad Cat vibe as closely as humanely possible to replace your standard factory-fit tort monstrosities, ahem . . .

TRANSLUCENT
Subtle translucent yellow/tobacco background for all models

OPAQUE
Solid beige background to match your maple guitar body, ideal for any models with unsightly pickup wiring routs including older Harley Benton TE-80 models

Our Mad Cat plate set comprises of scratchplate, bridge plate & a lovely little jack plate too. Yep, it’s a three-part set. Cool. Oh wait, there’s more – much more, as your plate set will also come with a full complement of black mount screws to ensure You’ve Got the Look – HOORAH!

Simply select your chosen style & which model of Mad Cat you have, hit the Add to Cart button & follow the on-screen prompts & Bob’s your proverbial Mother’s Brother, your order will be placed & we’ll send you a PDF template to print & check for perfect fit within a couple of days & would expect to have your new finished plates winging their way to you within a two weeks of receiving your approval to proceed.

More in-depth details on how our leopard image was produced to match the original 1970s plates along with choosing plates that will actually fit your own particular Tele & much, much more can be found below – keep on scrolling . . .

SIMPLY SELECT YOUR OPTIONS BELOW & THE ADD TO BASKET BUTTON WILL MAGICALLY  APPEAR . . .

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Product Description

THE SCRATCH-IT! MAD CAT PLATE SET – OUR HIGHLY ACCURATE  HOMAGE TO PRINCE’S MAD CAT TELE

We’re delighted to offer two options of our Mad Cat plate set which replicate the original 1970s H. S. Anderson & Hohner plates as closely as humanely possible to replace your standard factory-fit corned beef shockers so you can give your Tele that authentic Prince vibe 🙂

TRANSLUCENT
Suitable for all models
Features our hi-res printed multi-toned mono image with a translucent yellowy-tobacco background as per the original issue plates, so when mounted the plates allow the background to show through & give a subtle tobacco colour cast, which is about the only tobacco good for you, & replicates the original H.S. Anderson & Hohner plates to give the iconic Prince look.

OPAQUE
Ideal for any models with large pickup routs & a diagonal cable channel connecting controls & neck pickup including older Harley Benton TE-80 models
Features our hi-res printed multi-toned mono image with an opaque beige background to replicate the colour of the wood of your guitar, which neatly covers large pickup routs, unsightly cable channel & holes in the guitar body.

Essentially the same master leopard pattern is used for both translucent & opaque plates, it’s only the background that is different, & so we’re all clear our plate artwork was created in-house by replicating an original celluloid plate as closely as humanely possible & is produced by bonding hi-res full-colour printed exterior grade vinyl to the rear of clear shatterproof acrylic – so the image is protected from scratching 😉 – & then laser cut, so feature straight edges. We are widely acknowledged to have the closest plates to Prince’s Mad Cat in the business, as stocks of the original celluloid have now dried up. Literally, eh, probably cracked & warped too!

All plate orders come with lovely BLACK screws too – to keep that Prince vibe going nicely.
 
TEMPLATES
Frustratingly there are many many many flavours of Teles that sport Mad Cat plates – including various editions of H. S. Anderson, Hohner & Harley Benton along with custom manufacturers – which are all very subtly different, so plates are not necessarily interchangeable between marques – but don’t let that worry you as we have a number of templates on file & ultimately can cut plates to fit ANY shape – so please simply select the relevant model option & if you’re unsure in any way just select UNLISTED – which means that once your order is received we’ll be in touch via Email to start the process of generating plates to perfectly fit your own particular Mad Cat.

Now, if all the above appeals then please place your order by selecting the relevant options & hit that ADD TO CART button below to pay by PayPal, credit or debit card & let us know your postal address. In return we’ll Email you a PDF template & visual for you to print & double-check all fits exactly as it should – so please keep an eye out in your Spam/Junk folder if nothing arrives from us within a day or two – & if it turns out that we don’t already have your particular Tele template on file we’ll ask you for a scan of your original plates please, as we can match to these to ensure a perfect fit – this should be relatively straight-forward as the plates ‘simply’ screw off the body & will easily fit on an A4 scanner. Simply scan as a colour/greyscale hi-resolution photograph (300dpi) with the BACK of the plates touching the glass (don’t worry – we’ll digitally flip them) & ensure there’s a contrasting coloured background between plate & scanner lid so we can clearly see all the plate edges & Email us your JPEG scans to hello@gig.ink & we’ll do all the rest – but don’t stress at this stage because we’ll confirm all of this once we know which particular flavour of Tele you have.

PLEASE NOTE our Mad Cat plate sets will NOT fit a standard ‘out-of-the-box’ Telecaster UNLESS you change the bridge to a hard tail & the neck pickup to a standard single coil – although ultimately we can create plates for any Tele, so simply drop us a line & let us know what you have.

All our plate prices include Signed For Royal Mail delivery directly to your UK door – if you’re abroad then fully insured and tracked international shipping can be selected directly in the shopping cart for £12.99 in Europe & £14.99 worldwide once you’ve placed your order – and come complete with brand spanking new black mount screws, but if you don’t need them save yourself a couple of quid by using the voucher code ‘SCREW-YOU’ in the cart when you finalise your order 😉

To ensure 100% happiness we ALWAYS Email a hi-res easy-to-print PDF visual & template to check for a perfect fit BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PRODUCTION – so please ensure you check your Emails regularly & keep an eye on your Spam/Junk folder as we always wait for your approval that all fits as it should before commencing production of your plates.


IF NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE, SIMPLY DROP US A LINE AND WE’LL RUN THROUGH EVERYTHING WITH YOU – LIFE’S TOO SHORT NOT TO SCRATCH-IT!

Additional Information

Mad Cat Model

Harley Benton TE-80 2022, Harley Benton TE-80 2021 CHINA, Harley Benton TE-80 2021 INDONESIA, Harley Benton TE-80 2020, Harley Benton TE-80 2019, Harley Benton TE-80 2018, Harley Benton TE-80 2017, Harley Benton TE-80 2016, Harley Benton TE-80 2015, Harley Benton TE-80 2014, Harley Benton TE-80 2013, Harley Benton TE-80 ????, Hohner The Prinz 1991, Hohner The Prinz 1990, Hohner The Prinz 1989, Hohner The Prinz 1988, Hohner The Prinz 1987, Hohner The Prinz 1986, Hohner The Prinz ????, HS Anderson TE-80, HS Anderson TE-60, Hohner The Artist, Hohner TE Prinz, Eastwood, Rare Electric Guitars, Generic New Build, UNLISTED, ARGH! I DON’T KNOW!

Style

Opaque, Translucent