Mark II

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Mark II

Postby Shizenda » Tue May 08, 2012 3:32 am

Up until recently I owned a Japanese made Johnny Ramone style Mark II that I had bought for a song in Ochanomizu, Tokyo whilst I was living there 10 years ago. I was actually searching for a Mark I at the time, but I came across this guitar and it was a sort of marriage of convenience. I like the Ramones, but I'm not a Johnny Ramone fan per-se, it was more the action and feel of the guitar that sold me. But, I really enjoyed playing it - it was a fair chunk of a guitar and loads of fun. But it wasn't a real Mosrite, and it didn't have THAT tone.
So recently I decided to sell it, and search for a real one. Plenty of searching, dead ends and hours on the net later, I came across Mosman's Mark II that he bought earlier this year at a guitar shop in Sydney. It's listed in the thread 'My latest Find', down below this one a few places.
It arrived last night, and it's a thing of beauty. I am so thrilled.
As Bill has already said, the serial number is B610, the neck is stamped Jan 31 1966, the body stamp is smudged but says Feb 11 19xx, and the pots have the stamp 1346605, which puts it in the first week of Feb, '66. Here are some photos;
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_SBY0837 by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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_SBY0840 by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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_SBY08411 by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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pots by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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Knobs by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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Tuners by Kombinibento, on Flickr
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Tailpiece1 by Kombinibento, on Flickr
I have to say thanks to Bill, he was a pleasure to deal with.
Scott

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Re: Mark II

Postby Veenture » Tue May 08, 2012 7:15 am

Nice to see two auzzies helping each other out... and both on the board here too!
That's a beaut you are now taking care of, Scott enjoy it ;)

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Re: Mark II

Postby oipunkguy » Tue May 08, 2012 2:04 pm

the first mosrite Ive ever played was a red one like this. I'd love to get one one day. in the classic mosrite burst would be perfect! lovely guitar! :D :D :D
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Re: Mark II

Postby torana » Wed May 09, 2012 7:16 pm

good to see it turned up
cheers julian
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