One of the most iconic names in the World of Music, was of course, that Cool Cat from Memphis by the name of "Elvis Presley". One of the most iconic riffs ever played that still inspires people today was that of the classic song "Mystery Train". Some of those songs played by Elvis's Guitarist ,Scotty Moore were what changed the Rockin World. Those Early Sun Studio Sessions sound as good now as they did then.
The Memphis Kat, is an arch topped guitar that has been the result of the inspiration of Two of Scotty Moore's Guitars, his 1952 ES-295 and his 1954 L5 Gibsons.
What started as a project to use the Staples Pickups used in the L5 has become a whole lot Moore. I knew the length and width of the early Gibsons, but the rest was done by looking on the net then drawing my version free hand to simulate the original. I had every intention to get as close to the colour as I could, and thanks to ND Refinishers here in Adelaide, it is very close.
The Two Seymour Duncan Staple pickups were made exactly to sound like the authentic thing, but then I discovered the 1953 Strat Antiquity Single Coil, Made exactly to look like an aged pickup and signed personally by Seymour Duncan.
Scotty Moores ES 295
Cutting out the body
On the English Wheel
Sanded by hand
Cutting and Needle Filing the F holes
Inside Letter Stamped 045 Memphiz Kat
Original Staples P90
The 3 pickups will be controlled by a cross way 6 way switch, The Bridge is a Gretsch Synchrosonic, and for the First time ever seen a brand new Ali Kat Trapeze Tail Piece. The Jack Plate is based on the new Ali Kat Logo Truss Rod Covers, of which this is the first guitar to have one fitted. Internally with the 3 Di Marzio Volumes and 1 master tone, there is some vintage braded wiring and an Orange Cap , capacitor. New Ali Kat P90 Spacers. Flat Wound strings.
All profesionally set up by Dr. Guitar, Peter Jenkins.
Ready for Paint
Custom made Pick Guard
This is the First prototype, already my favourite guitar..
so if you would like one custom made, please feel free to contact me. With a 2 or 3 pickup version available.
No expense has been spared on this beauty, with WELL OVER $1000.00 worth of pickups alone.
2 staples pickup version $5795.00
exactly as seen here with the 3 Pickups / 6 way switch and Custom made polished stainless Steel Kat Tail Piece $6499.00
or change the Kat Tail Piece for a Bigsby from $300 extra in polished or $500 extra for Gold Plated.
This is the Golden KING Of any Aluminium Guitars you would have either seen, or heard. !!
OUT OF EVERY GUITAR SO FAR THIS IS MY PRIDE N JOY
EXACTLY THE SOUND I WANTED WHEN I FIRST STARTED MAKING ALI KAT GUITARS.
Brand New custom made polished stainless steel Ali Kat Trapeze Tail Piece