New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

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New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

Postby nikgrayson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:37 pm

hi all
been lurking on the forum now and the for a year or two now. love the info and history available here.
i have had a combo for a bit but recently got a japanese ventures model. was curious if you guys could help me pinpoint what, exactly, it may be.

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combo:
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this is my new one that i would love some help with. i kinda think its a kurokumo not not positive. tried to take pics of identifying features..
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sorry the pics arent great.
thanks!
-nik

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Re: New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

Postby Sarah93003 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:16 pm

Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on both guitars!
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Postby MozRite » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:49 pm

Welcome aboard. Greetings from Los Angeles, CA. I can't help you with the quest for info but I have a Japanese Mosrite Avenger. Not a Ventures model but I did put a decal of The Ventures Model on the headstock so now it's a certifiable Ventures guitar!

I love it. It's an extension of me. Maybe you can say it's another limb of mine. I wish I had it years ago. The tone is amazing. Sounds like The Ventures Live in Japan 1965. Not only that but the feel is great. The neck is awesome. I would say the frets are great because they are but the previous owner put them on so I don't know how stock frets on a circa 1970 Mosrite Avenger would be.
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Postby MozRite » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:50 pm

By the way, that wood grain on yours is amazing. Most those guitars were made of basswood I believe but I wonder if that's an Ash wood pattern?
1966 Mosrite Mark V
1969 Firstman Avenger Mark 1
2007 Fillmore Mosrite Mark 1
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Re: New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

Postby FrankJames » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:49 am

Welcome to the forum !!

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Postby nikgrayson » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:01 am

Thanks people!

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Re: New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

Postby LoveyX » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 am

Hi Nik,
Nice looking guitars you have there!
On the Ventures model, would there happen to be a serial # stamped between the two highest frets?

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Postby nikgrayson » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:46 am

There is no serial number anywhere.

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Postby LoveyX » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:40 am

Hmmm... wish I had more info to identify it, I'd guess maybe a Fillmore or Kurokumo... maybe someone who is more familiar with this one will chime in?
BTW that Combo is a beautiful instrument too!

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Re: New here! Greetings from Detroit. Owner of US Combo, Japanese Ventures

Postby nikgrayson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:52 pm

there arent many features that lead me to believe its anything other than a kurokumo. there was one thing that made me think it may be an avenger but the headstock and tuners negate that. im happy thinking its a kurokumo haha. thanks everyone for the kind welcome. i will be checking back in.


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