Hollow Body Identification

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Hollow Body Identification

Postby Flybri » Thu May 09, 2019 9:32 am

Hello,
I am a new member, thanks for allowing me to join. I have a guitar that I am trying to identify in order to sell. It looks similar to a Celebrity but in my research online I have not seen one exactly like it.I wonder if it could possibly be a Mosrite neck stuck on a different body? The serial number on the neck is H1212.
Any help you might be able to offer is greatly appreciated!
I will add photos when I figure out how to do so (any tips would’ve greatly appreciated)

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby FrankJames » Thu May 09, 2019 10:21 am

Welcome to the forum !!

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Sarah93003 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. If you don't have a third party photo host I can help put up your photos.

You can email them to me at: Sarah@MosriteCelebrity.com

I can host them on my photo account and post them to this thread. I'm curious to see the features of your guitar. H1212 is not a Celebrity serial number series, but it may be a Combo series. I would not be surprised if a Combo neck fits a Celebrity.
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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Flybri » Thu May 09, 2019 8:56 pm

Thank you Sarah, I have sent you an email!

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby panther » Fri May 10, 2019 9:41 am

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Sarah93003 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:22 pm

Got it Brian.

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So, what I think you have is what we call a "Partsrite". Basically a guitar made from Mosrite parts and in this case most of the parts are not Mosrite. I think the neck is likely a Mosrite Combo based on the serial number. The Tuners look to be the Japanese tuners we see on some Mosrite guitars.

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There is something off about the body, leading me to think it is not a Mosrite body. The two horns are a different angle than what we see on the Celebrity. The slanted neck pickup is not of the Mosrite configuration on a Celebrity. The hardware on the body is not Mosrite parts.

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Flybri » Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 pm

Sarah, Thank you for posting the photos and your input!

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Flybri » Fri May 10, 2019 8:52 pm

This reply from another forum seems to answer the discrepancies you discussed Sarah.

It's a Vox body, Bill Grugget put together a bunch of guitars using them in the late 60s there in Bakersfield some under the Ebcor brand.

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Re: Hollow Body Identification

Postby Sarah93003 » Sat May 11, 2019 5:33 am

That would make perfect sense Brian. It is great to know the history of a guitar and I'd say you have a keeper. Mr. Gruggett did not build a lot of Celebrity style guitars.
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1982 Fender Bullet
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2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String


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