MOSRITE SUPER EXCELLENT (Kurokumo)

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MOSRITE SUPER EXCELLENT (Kurokumo)

Postby Veenture » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:27 am

Gang, I just pulled the trigger on this here big fella on ebay!! -------> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0597112646
I'm excited and a bit emotional too...(snif-sniff). It's my first guitar that actually says "Mosrite of California" on it, even though it's a Mo' from Japan.
I didn't want it to slip away and so hit the BUY IT NOW button $1275... d'ya think I did OK or...?

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I'd like to lay my hands on a waterslide decal... "The Ventures model"... to replace the one currently on the (black) headstock.
Now for that old excercise in WAITING, again... :roll:
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Postby sleeperNY » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:56 am

Congratulations Paul. it looks great.

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Postby Dennisthe Menace » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:22 am

Congrats Paul!!! Now you finally got your own Mo.' And yeah, I'd say you did just fine, I've seen
these go for more recently, not to mention a Sunburst always fetches more Mo'ney.......... ;)
make the Mos' of it, choose the 'rite stuff.
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1963 "the Ventures" Model s/n #0038
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Postby Sarah93003 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:25 am

Dang! That looks nice! Congratulations.
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Postby olrocknroller » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:13 am

Now that's one nice Mossie!

I think that what a guitar is to you is more important than its "market" value. I have my first "new" guitar, a 1967 Hagstrom II that wouldn't be worth much if I put it up for sale, but it has become worth more than the dollar value to me because of the years of memories it represents...
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Postby dubtrub » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:30 am

You did good! I first saw this guitar listed in the classified section over on the Surf Guitar 101 forum. :arrow: http://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/15844/
I think the Super Excellent Mosrite's have the Ventures logo. Let us know when you get it.
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Postby MWaldorf » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:22 am

Congratulations Paul! Not only is that an excellent guitar (oh, the wit!) but it's a good price - I paid about that for my first Mosrite - a "regular" Excellent model.

Also, having had the chance to compare the Excellent to the '66 I got subsequently, I can tell you the Excellent nails the playing feel and tone with a very accurate super slim neck profile and small frets. It's a speed fret job away from being indistinguishable from a vintage Mosrite.

Again, congratulations and may you make beautiful music together!
Oy vey - it's MESHUGGA BEACH PARTY - The world's premier Jewish Surf Music Band!

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Postby TimR » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Paul, the Kurokumos are truly great reproductions -I've owned several. They capture the "Semie Vibe". The frets are slightly higher than the originals, but to me that is a good thing. I believe, back in the 90's when I bought some Kurokumos, the entry level "Excellent", said "Excellent" on the base of the vibrato, but they all had the "Ventures" logo on the headstock. Eventually the Ventures got them to quit using their logo on all of their models. (Late 90's -maybe early 2000's) I think (and I could be wrong), it was then they came out with the "Super Excellent", which was basically a "Excellent" with a "Vibramute" tailpiece. It will be a great complement to your Hallmark C-60. As to price, I think you did good.

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Postby MWaldorf » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Paul,
Here's the logo you need for this guitar!
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Postby Dennisthe Menace » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:52 pm

DEFINITELY!!!!!..... ;)
make the Mos' of it, choose the 'rite stuff.
.........Owner of 9 Mosrites...
.....proud owner and documented:
1963 "the Ventures" Model s/n #0038
http://www.thevintagerockproject.com/


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