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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:32 pm

Jim posted:
I remember talking to Semie on the phone back in the late 80's about his warranty. He told me that as long as he was alive Mosrites were warrantied even if you pulled it out of a garbage can.

....yeah Jim...that's definitely Semie.... ;)
make the Mos' of it, choose the 'rite stuff.
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1963 "the Ventures" Model s/n #0038
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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby SMP » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:44 pm

I'm in Denton, TX - just north of DFW -- I'll have to update my profile. Oh yeah, and my real name is Gary ... anyway.

Regarding the original purchase, my dad sent me this: "I bought the guitar at Arnold and Morgan music, in Garland. Larry Morgan is still in Garland, and they were the big Mosrite distributor in the Dallas area when Mosrites first came out." For anyone interested - it was $240 - Strats were $265. It probably was 1964-ish when he originally purchased it - the return/replacement took place more around 65-66.

We're planning to go out to Larry Morgan Music in Garland and talk with him a bit - he has some stories about dealing with Mosrite back in the day. I guess they were pretty loose - always changing things - some might say disorganized, a handful to manage.

We also discussed the bridge pickup a little - he had it replaced at Charley's Guitar Shop in the late 70's or early 80's - the old one probably went to the dumpster. That explains why it's such a later model with exposed screws on the pole pieces.

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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby Brian » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:00 pm

Wow, that's quite a story. Too bad they didn't replace it with the original slab body...

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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby Veenture » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:22 am

Now there's a guitar with a history... great story too, I enjoyed reading it and look forward to the next 'installment'! :)

Welcome Gary,
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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby 101Volts » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:30 pm

I realize this topic is five years old but I wanted to add the thought that, I heard Semie Moseley didn't like the original Slab Body type guitar; So, Does that have anything to do with why it was replaced with the later German Carve type body?

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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby motiersbad » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:26 pm

101Volts wrote:I realize this topic is five years old but I wanted to add the thought that, I heard Semie Moseley didn't like the original Slab Body type guitar; So, Does that have anything to do with why it was replaced with the later German Carve type body?

Austin


as far as i know is that the guitar looked to cheap for a Mosrite "junior" version.

best regards,
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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby 101Volts » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:16 pm

motiersbad wrote:
101Volts wrote:I realize this topic is five years old but I wanted to add the thought that, I heard Semie Moseley didn't like the original Slab Body type guitar; So, Does that have anything to do with why it was replaced with the later German Carve type body?

Austin


as far as i know is that the guitar looked to cheap for a Mosrite "junior" version.

best regards,
Phil


Yeah, That's what I heard too. Also Semie didn't make a Slab Body type guitar for Johnny Ramone later on but he made the Sharkfin type guitar, I'm not sure why yet though.

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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby motiersbad » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:54 pm

101Volts wrote:
motiersbad wrote:
101Volts wrote:I realize this topic is five years old but I wanted to add the thought that, I heard Semie Moseley didn't like the original Slab Body type guitar; So, Does that have anything to do with why it was replaced with the later German Carve type body?

Austin


as far as i know is that the guitar looked to cheap for a Mosrite "junior" version.

best regards,
Phil


Yeah, That's what I heard too. Also Semie didn't make a Slab Body type guitar for Johnny Ramone later on but he made the Sharkfin type guitar, I'm not sure why yet though.

Austin


You mean the V2? Okay, when i think in Semies Person : Theres a guy in a music band, who plays a mosrite guitar ... good marketing. the only problem is, that he plays our cheapest model ever that doesnt look like a mosrite.

I think this was the reason, why Semie made Johnny a Signature Model with german carve

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Re: New member - Ventures II owner

Postby BRRanger » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:19 pm

Neat story and pics! I'd consider it extra-special since it had a german carve added after final completion! Welcome to the forum...
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