Reverb: 1966 / 1967 Mark V, Aged White (Cream,) $2,750

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Reverb: 1966 / 1967 Mark V, Aged White (Cream,) $2,750

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:44 pm

https://reverb.com/item/41081917-1966-m ... ginal-case

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I'm not sure what its Serial Number is. The seller doesn't seem to know everything about this guitar; they say it's a 24.75 scale length, instead of 24.5.

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"About This Listing
Summary: This 1966 Mosrite Ventures Mark V is in very good condition. The 24.75” scale, slim and fast playing neck, and low action make this a very playable guitar. It has the original patented “Moseley” vibrato tailpiece and single coil pickups that are fairly aggressive when cranked. This guitar has been setup with 10’s by our in-house luthier and plays great.

Body: This guitar has a beautifully aged vintage white basswood body with German carve and tortoise guard.

Neck: The neck of this guitar is made of maple with a rosewood fretboard that has pinhead size dot inlays. The 22 frets are designed to be low, small, and flat. The serial number is stamped above the 22nd fret. This instrument has a 24.75” scale length and a 1 9/16” nut width.

Pickups/Hardware: This guitar has the original Mosrite single coil pickups, original “Moseley” vibrato tailpiece, original Kluson Deluxe tuning keys, chrome hardware, truss rod cover & tortoiseshell pickguard. It has master tone, volume and 3-way toggle.

Cosmetics: This vintage Mosrite does have some small blemishes and dings that can be seen on the top of the body and some light buckle rash on the back of the body. There is notable wear around the edges on the back of the instrument, with one place near the strap button that is worn down to the wood. There are a few small chips in the finish on the neck around the 8th fret. Overall, this guitar is in very good shape for its age, was cared for, played, but never abused.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. There are minor grooves mostly in the first 2 frets but they are shallow and do not impede playability.

Modifications: Two of the pickguard screws have been replaced.

Weight: 7lbs., 7oz.

Case: This vintage Mosrite ships in its original hard-shell case - professionally packed and fully insured."

- 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: 1966 / 1967 Mark V, Aged White (Cream,) $2,750

Postby 101Volts » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:21 am

I've tried zooming in on this photo, for the serial number:

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The guitar has the truss rod at the headstock, it still has the Ventures logo, so it's somewhere from June/July 1966 to Mid 1968. Therefore, this should be roughly anywhere from B900 to B1500.

It seems to have 5 digits (counting the B,) so it's in the 1,000 range. B1xxx, and I can't tell if the second number is a 3 or a 5. The third number is illegible, the last one seems to be either a 1 or a 7. So it's B13x1, B13x7, B15x1, or B15x7.

- 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: 1966 / 1967 Mark V, Aged White (Cream,) $2,750

Postby BRRanger » Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:49 am

Wow, what a beauty! I have one identical to that, but comes complete with heavy checking. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Reverb: 1966 / 1967 Mark V, Aged White (Cream,) $2,750

Postby 101Volts » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:46 pm

BRRanger wrote:Wow, what a beauty! I have one identical to that, but comes complete with heavy checking. Thanks for sharing!
Scott


You're welcome.

It's remarkable any time I see one of these from later 1966 - early 1968 that didn't crack. I've heard it said that Mosrite used to put an Epoxy on top of the finish, which expanded and contracted differently from the paint underneath, causing their cracks. I'm not sure whether or not that's true, but it would explain it.

- 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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