Semie made Ramones Mosrite

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby zarfnober » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:17 pm

Hey there all you Ramones and Mosrite fans, Sherlock here:

Did anyone notice the misspelling in this Ramones decal? (the apostrophe should come after -and not before the "S" in Ramones; i.e. RAMONES' (sorry, ....my English school education I guess)

Typically Semie here too I guess, choosing to use the Ventures' font style for Ramones models...


Another interesting tidbit and possible explanation for the Ramones model logo(which mine has). Jesus, the guy that was working for Semie and later Loretta, told me he made this silkscreen. Nice guy that put way too much faith in Loretta, imo.

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby Deke Dickerson » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:18 pm

Don't forget the fact that the Mosrite folks were gospel hillbillies and had no idea what a Ramone was. I'm sure Semie was completely confused by all the interest in Mosrite because of Johnny Ramone, proper punctuation was the last thing on his mind! ha.

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby Brian » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:20 am

zarfnober wrote:Hey there all you Ramones and Mosrite fans, Sherlock here:

Did anyone notice the misspelling in this Ramones decal? (the apostrophe should come after -and not before the "S" in Ramones; i.e. RAMONES' (sorry, ....my English school education I guess)

Typically Semie here too I guess, choosing to use the Ventures' font style for Ramones models...


Another interesting tidbit and possible explanation for the Ramones model logo(which mine has). Jesus, the guy that was working for Semie and later Loretta, told me he made this silkscreen. Nice guy that put way too much faith in Loretta, imo.

Rocco


Rocco, you really need to get some pictures of your guitars up. The suspense is killing me!

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby Veenture » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:48 pm

Hey, I notice zarfnober has hijacked my "Sherlock post" in this thread! :o ...inadvertantly of course, it happened to me too! :oops:

No harm done; the focus is on the pics we're expecting to see... ;)

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby GTSP » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:31 pm

oipunkguy wrote:[i]one extra tidbit. on johnny's mosrite, all the neck screw holes were completely stripped. he told his roadie when you change the strings on that guitar, change then out 3 at a time, because the neck would fall off without the strings holding it down!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


That is so punk! I loved that guy. Still do.
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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby Beatnikbandit » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:35 pm

Went to the Guitar Center store in NYC and saw this on display:

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Looks like Johnny played this one...

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby zarfnober » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:15 pm

That's Johnny's guitar alright, looks like it has been moved from the Guitar Center Hollywood store to a more appropriate New York location. Thanks for the photos!

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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby GTSP » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:38 am

Anyone else want to throw a rock through that window & swipe tha guitar?
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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby johnnyboy1234 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:00 am

In the book Ramones "An American Band"; there is pic of Semie presenting Johnny with a Mosrite Ramones model prototype.
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Re: Semie made Ramones Mosrite

Postby jnslobaugh » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:33 am

GTSP wrote:Anyone else want to throw a rock through that window & swipe tha guitar?


I'm in!!! And so they can't get a make on me I'll put on the Cretin mask for my getaway :twisted:
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