Eastwood Mad Cat RT
    Eastwood Mad Cat RT

    Eastwood Mad Cat RT

    Regular price$1,399.00 USD
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    4 Supported

    25% funded

    Pre-Order now with a $200USD deposit, and we'll collect the remainder when the instrument is ready. Final retail price will be $1399USD. Additional taxes/fees may apply, depending on your location. Shipping ETA: Spring 2023

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    This item is currently out of stock, but we have some on the way! They are selling out quick, so Pre-Order one now to reserve it. Please view this page for our current production schedule.

    Bread financing available within the USA only. Outside the USA? Contact Us for an alternative!
    *NOTE* Images are renderings, shown only as a reference for our intended design.
    Story

    After the success of our Mad Cat tribute guitar, we've had countless requests to do a similar guitar in various finishes. While it would be impossible to do them all, we thought it would be neat to blend the Mad Cat specs with some other iconic aesthetics... and what better place to start than with the Rosewood Tele?

    Fans of George Harrison are sure to recognize the bold, yet elegant appearance of this guitar - but don't let its looks fool you. This Mad Cat RT is every bit as wild as our first release!  

    This guitar will feature a Solid Ash Body topped with a Natural Rosewood Veneer. We'll use Roasted Maple for the neck, and its 21 medium-jumbo frets will be set into a Rosewood Fingerboard. The RT will sport the same custom single coil pickups as the Mad Cat, contributing to its unique "spank", as described by RJ Ronquillio. 

    Sure, there are quite a few options out there already for something similar - cheap Chinese versions for $200 to high-end custom builds for $3,000+ to the originals that are in the $7,000 range. We've decided it's time to change things up a bit, and do it at an affordable price range. The result is a high-end, professionally playable instrument. IMPORTANT: These will be built in our top Korean factory - you will NOT be disappointed in the quality.

    Features & Specs
    • Body: Rosewood Top, Ash Body
    • Neck: Roasted Maple, Modern C-Shape
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    • Width at Nut: 1 5/8 "
    • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
    • Pickups: Dual Single Coil
    • Controls: 3-Way Switch, Volume, Tone
    • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic, String-Thru
    • Hardware: Gotoh Tuners, Nickel/Chrome
    • Average Weight: 7.5 lbs (More Info on Weight)
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    WE DESIGN

    Every day we receive suggestions for new models from guitar players like you. We take the best ideas and turn them into projects.

    YOU BACK IT

    These ideas are uploaded here where you can reserve one with a small deposit. A reasonable funding goal sets the project in motion.

    WE DELIVER

    Once the project reaches its funding goal, we go to production. When your instrument is ready, you pay the balance, and we ship!

    For a while now we’ve been looking for a better way to bring custom guitars to our customers. Each and every day we receive dozens of requests for customizations and special models. While some of the ideas are downright fantastic, we just can’t create them all.

    While Crowdfunding initiatives are nothing new, this model is new to the guitar industry.  It’s a model we believe in, and believe our customers will appreciate and take part in. This will allow us to build more of those customer-suggested models and the best part of all – you save money every step of the way.

    How Does This Save Money?

    Because we get a clear picture of initial production and setup costs, we can better manage expenses at these early stages. It removes various levels of financial risk in the manufacturing process and therefore the savings can be passed on to you.

    Why Do Things This Way?

    Pre-Orders help to ensure we have the model/color you want as opposed to our standard short production runs where we often sell out quickly. Or the flip side, where we get stuck with a model/color that nobody wants, which wastes money.

    Can We Submit Ideas?

    Absolutely! Please drop us a line if you have a suggestion for a new model. If we think it will find enough pre-order customers, we will post it and give you the tools to help promote it within your social media networks.

    CUSTOM PROJECT FAQs

    The deposit will be charged when you complete checkout. We will invoice the balance when your guitar is ready.

    Deposits range from $100-$300USD, depending on the final retail price of the instrument.

    The funding goal is determined based on the minimum quantity of deposits required to go forward with product.

    Of course! You will receive a full refund if the project goal is not met within the funding period.

    Unless a promotion mentions a Custom Project specifically, any discount offer is not valid toward one of these instruments. However, if you back two projects, the deposit for your third one's on us!

    Production schedules vary depending on the instrument. An ETA will be shown on each project's page, and you'll be updated along the way. Your remaining balance will be invoiced when the instrument is ready to ship to you.

    Yes, projects are fully refundable until we commit to production with our manufacturing facilities (typically 7-10 days after funding closes). After that time, the pre-order deposit is non-refundable.

    We offer international shipping on any successfully funded model. Shipping within continenal USA, the UK, and within the EU is FREE. Shipping elsewhere varies depending upon your address, and will be charged when making your final payment. For pricing, please view our shipping page.

    If you do not like the item once you’ve received it – for any reason – you can return it for a full refund LESS your initial pledge amount, or you can return it for a full store credit INCLUDING the initial pledge amount.
    Please see our Zero-Risk Returns pagefor more info.

    WITH EVERY ORDER

    Zero-Risk Returns
    It takes time to know whether or not a new instrument is for you. So, we give you 45 days after delivery to decide!

    Fast Shipping
    With shipping origins around the world, experience the same fast shipping speed no matter where we ship from. PLUS, shipments within the US, UK, and EU are absolutely FREE.

    Lifetime Limited Warranty
    All guitars come with a lifetime-limited warranty, with options to upgrade.

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