Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

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Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

Postby 101Volts » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:16 pm

https://reverb.com/item/38170995-mosrit ... 7-sunburst

This one had the rear of the body routed for some odd reason, and the bridge posts were re-drilled and new posts added. There also appears to have been a rectangular plaque screwed in to the rear of the body at one point. The finish is mostly there, though. I've seen worse. No telling about the serial number, but it should still be there, so I'll ask.

I'm not sure I understand the modification to the bridge. It appears as though a previous owner though tthat the bridge shouldn't rock on pivots, so he clamped it down.

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Dawson's Gear Outlet
Edmonton, Canada
https://reverb.com/shop/dawsons-gear-outlet-14

Seller Description:

"I have a cool vintage Mosrite Mark V. It is definitely a player’s guitar and not a collector. It has some dings and a few chips in the finish. The worst thing is someone routed a cavity on the back of the body to access the electronics, which is puzzling, as you can access them easily by just removing the pickguard. It’s a mystery, but the guitar plays well and has no breaks. The neck is fast and the frets are in good shape, but are small vintage size, which is normal for these guitars. The action is low and the guitar has no fret buzz and seems well setup. There are some chips in the finish on the top of the headstock and along the side of the neck on the edge of the fingerboard.

The tremolo works well. It is much like a bigsby - very smooth. It looks like the bridge was moved at some point as there is a second set of holes. It seems to function well where it is and plays very well.

I think someone may have messed with the wiring. The pots look to be original, but the tone capacitor looks newer from gut shots I’ve seen of other Mosrites. The pickups both work, but the bridge pickup seems a bit lower output than the neck. I’m not sure if this is a wiring or setup issue or if that is normal for these guitars. It is possible the pickup may need to be rewound.

It comes with the original case, which is solid and is totally functioning.

All in all, it plays well, but you should probably expect to put some work into the wiring and electronics."

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- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:12 pm

This one didn't last long on Reverb, someone bought it. I never found its serial number, but it's hard to lose sight of this one if it surfaces again. Regardless, this should be somewhere in the B1050 - B1500 range.

- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

Postby 101Volts » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:41 pm

Well, it's being parted out. This one has to be post - B1050, I don't see a number in the neck pocket. If the seller puts the neck for sale, I'll probably see it.

https://reverb.com/item/38603820-vintag ... r-or-as-is

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- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

Postby 101Volts » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:48 pm

The neck's up for sale, now, too. No date on the neck heel, and it seems like it may have been refretted, so it may not have the number.

https://reverb.com/item/38604929-vintag ... -neckplate

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- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.

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Re: Reverb: 1967 / 68 Mark V, Sunburst (Neck Burst) W Case - $1,350 + $200 Shipping

Postby 101Volts » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:41 pm

And here's the vibrato tailpiece. Strangely, this Moseley Tailpiece has a petent number on it. I'm not used to seeing that; most examples that I've seen don't have it.

https://reverb.com/item/38610251-vintag ... te-tremolo

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- Austin
1966 Ventures II (German Carved, B670,)
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 1,
1970s "Not a Blues Bender" Body 2,
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10,
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI.


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