NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

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NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

Postby StevieSTL » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:10 pm

I bid on three Mosrites in a London auction last month and I won these two! They are in amazing condition and I am honored to have them in my collection. I really fell in love with the V3 when I first saw it, it was made in '84. The wood binding on the neck and the maple back covers really give it a special feel. I really like the blue/grey color. The M88 is obviously a 1988 model, and sports a rare Maple board. I kind of dig the sparkly yellow as well. Both are signed by the man himself. Here are some pics. Enjoy!
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Mosrite Forever!
The gangster looks so frightening, with his luger in his hand
When he gets home to his children, he's a family man
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, he can shove in his knife
Yes he really looks quite religious, he's been an outlaw all his life

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Re: NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

Postby GuyaGuy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:30 pm

ooh la la

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Postby SanchoPansen » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:40 am

Wow, that V3 is gorgeous. If you every plan to sell it, drop me a line please!

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Postby sumlin » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:03 am

StevieSTL wrote:Image


DANG! Extreme guitar jealousy occurring...
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Postby mchoate1 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:17 am

You have the very best. Love them and they will always have a great home... Later
That wood on the neck is the very best I have seen...

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Re: NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

Postby StevieSTL » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:13 pm

mchoate1 wrote:You have the very best. Love them and they will always have a great home... Later
That wood on the neck is the very best I have seen...


Thanks for that. It made me smile ear to ear. The wood binding really attracted me because I really like similar treatment that my Hunt has. Still don't have a Ventures model in my collection though. *wink wink*
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SanchoPansen wrote:Wow, that V3 is gorgeous. If you every plan to sell it, drop me a line please!


I definitely will keep that in mind. It's not going anywhere at the time being, though. I love her dude.
The gangster looks so frightening, with his luger in his hand
When he gets home to his children, he's a family man
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, he can shove in his knife
Yes he really looks quite religious, he's been an outlaw all his life

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Re: NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:59 pm

StevieSTL,

Congrats on such a nice collection! I think the yellow one from 1988 was actually what Semie called a "Butterscotch" finish.
ALSO, doublecheck your axle rod on the vibrato system for the V-3. It looks as though it might of worked itself loose on the
bass side, which would be your 4th, 5th and 6th string side. ;)
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Postby 101Volts » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:36 pm

There aren't a lot of those V3s going around, Are there? And most manufactured guitars don't have wood neck plates, That's a neat touch. And as for the M88, Is it the very same guitar as seen here in this flyer photo?

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(Where's a color version of this photo? I've seen one before.)

Well, If it is it doesn't have the same tailpiece as it did in the photo.

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Re: NGD!!! American Model V3 and an M-88

Postby ElTwang » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:25 am

What excellent finds! Congrats.
Did you get those from London, UK?

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Postby StevieSTL » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:16 pm

ElTwang wrote:What excellent finds! Congrats.
Did you get those from London, UK?


Yessir I did
The gangster looks so frightening, with his luger in his hand
When he gets home to his children, he's a family man
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, he can shove in his knife
Yes he really looks quite religious, he's been an outlaw all his life


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