Recently Acquired A 1965 Mark 5

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Re: Recently Acquired A 1965 Mark 5

Postby Sarah93003 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:46 pm

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Sarah93003 wrote:As far as I know the plastic tips are not original to any Mosrite model and it should be metal.


Sarah, thanks for the information. I just purchased off eBay a vintage '60s Mosrite tip. It looks convincingly real so I think it's true vintage. I hope it fits. It should fit since they are standard but that's if the original switch is vintage. I didn't see pics of the insides before I got it and didn't take it apart. The white switch tip looks actually pretty good with the white pickguard but I wanna keep it authentic, oh play authentic is Gibsons thing! But I want to try to keep it vintage if I can. If I ever sold the guitar, which I don't have plans, but if I ever sold it I'd disclose it's a vintage pickup selector tip but put on afterwards.


The Celebrities came with Switchcraft switches and I would guess that was pretty standard. Ebay is a good source for parts and unless they said it was an aftermarket tip then it would be the correct one.
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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: Recently Acquired A 1965 Mark 5

Postby MozRite » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:29 am

Sarah, thanks for the info. The vintage tip came in the mail the other day and I tried it on the guitar and it worked. So now officially my Mark V is all original. Well, not really but it's all original as far as I can say with the addition to a vintage selector tip. So now it looks like it should.
1966 Mosrite Mark V
1969 Firstman Avenger Mark 1
2007 Fillmore Mosrite Mark 1
1964 Gretsch Country Club
1962 Kay Swingmaster
2003 Fender Jazzmaster AVRI
2015 Fender Classic Player '60s Strat
1999 Danelectro Mod 6
2002 Tokai Jumbo Acoustic

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Re: Recently Acquired A 1965 Mark 5

Postby Sarah93003 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:07 pm

Very nice. I don't think putting a period correct component on a guitar makes it not original. just the opposite.
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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: Recently Acquired A 1965 Mark 5

Postby MozRite » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:27 pm

Sarah93003 wrote:Very nice. I don't think putting a period correct component on a guitar makes it not original. just the opposite.


Come to think of it that's true what you say because just say the tip on the selector was a vintage type when I bought it, I'd think it was original because how would I know if someone replaced it with a period correct one or that was always on there. So true what you said it's all original. I actually didn't mind the white plastic one, it was sort of aged, but with the vintage correct metal selector switch it looks really cool now. I mean looked cool before but looks even more now.
1966 Mosrite Mark V
1969 Firstman Avenger Mark 1
2007 Fillmore Mosrite Mark 1
1964 Gretsch Country Club
1962 Kay Swingmaster
2003 Fender Jazzmaster AVRI
2015 Fender Classic Player '60s Strat
1999 Danelectro Mod 6
2002 Tokai Jumbo Acoustic


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