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Re: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:10 pm

Tiny update for the day; notes added to the Morcheeba Guitar, and the Blank Burgundy Guitar.

Yesterday's updates:

Added: NO xxx: Black Body, Neck, and Headstock. This is the only 100% Black instrument I've seen; most don't have a black neck and headstock.

NO 002 or NO 002x (photos aren't clear, and there seems to be one more digit at the end.) It's Black.

Added:

Blank, Burgundy. It was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017.

Photo of NO 77 found from before it was refinished. It was Black.

NO 110, Black. Initially, I found a photo of it on Facebook from 2011, and I got that photo of it. I then found it on Photobucket, but I can't download those pics. The guitar has a pink-ish ring (a sticker?) around the pickup selector, and it's missing one of the original M Knobs.



No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 3 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03?/04?: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:


?: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
?: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
?: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
?: Black. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k
?: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
?: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
?: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."


Known # Section: 37 Guitars


NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045:
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012.
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170:
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst.
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 50 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

37 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
3 with no numbers,
7 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:59 pm

One more update today. I had forgotten about this one; it's kind of a Partsrite, but it also counts well enough.

Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built. Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10



No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03?/04?: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:


?: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
?: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
?: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
?: Black. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k
?: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
?: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
?: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."


Known # Section: 37 Guitars


NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045:
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012.
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170:
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst.
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 51 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

37 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
7 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:28 pm

Found a mention of NO 001 here, but no finish is mentioned: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337

Also found a pic of NO 190 (already listed) on another site. The photo's from 2010.

Yesterday's update:

Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built. Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10



No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03?/04?: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:


?: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
?: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
?: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
?: Black. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k
?: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
?: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
?: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."


Known # Section: 38 Guitars

NO 001: Unknown finish. Mentioned at Let's Talk Guild (Forum,) in July 2019: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337
NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045:
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012.
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170:
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst. Pic Saved. Does not have M Knobs. Was on eBay in 2010. Pic found here: https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTI5MTU3 ... N0190-eBay
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 52 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

38 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
7 unknown.

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Re: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:00 pm

One guitar in the Unknown section, the one that Guitar Wishes had/has, is NO 015; I compared photos.

Earlier updates today:

Found a mention of NO 001 here, but no finish is mentioned: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337

Also found a pic of NO 190 (already listed) on another site. The photo's from 2010.

Yesterday's update:

Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built. Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10



No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03?/04?: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 6 Guitars:


?: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
?: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
?: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
?: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
?: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
?: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."


Known # Section: 38 Guitars

NO 001: Unknown finish. Mentioned at Let's Talk Guild (Forum,) in July 2019: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337
NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k Later, showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045:
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012.
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170:
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst. Pic Saved. Does not have M Knobs. Was on eBay in 2010. Pic found here: https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTI5MTU3 ... N0190-eBay
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 51 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

38 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
6 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:32 pm

Note to NO 135 added; a Forum Member, ron, had it. viewtopic.php?p=54702#p54702

NO xxx, Unknown Finish with a Vibrato on it, added. Owned or formerly owned by Forum Member "Gibby347." viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5839&p=60251#p60251

Also, a "Moseley by Semie Moseley" Guitar in Red has been added. Pics and pages saved. Forum Member "stringbander" had it, maybe he still does. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6002 viewtopic.php?p=61399#p61399

Earlier updates today:

One guitar in the Unknown section, the one that Guitar Wishes had/has, is NO 015; I compared photos.

Found a mention of NO 001 here, but no finish is mentioned: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337

Also found a pic of NO 190 (already listed) on another site. The photo's from 2010.

Yesterday's update:

Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built. Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10


No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03?/04?: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:

Moseley Instruments - 1 Guitar:

NO xxx: Has "Moseley by Semie Moseley" on Headstock, and is painted a bright Red. Has a Moseley Vibrato on it without the baseplate, and has a Black Widow type Pad on it, so it has to be a late model. Pics and pages saved. Owned by, or formerly owned by Forum Member "stringbander." (that's bander, not bender.) Links: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6002 viewtopic.php?p=61399#p61399

Mosrite - 7 Guitars:

NO xxx: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
NO xxx: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
NO xxx: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
?: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
NO xxx: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
NO xxx: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."
NO xxx, Unknown Finish with a Vibrato (not stock) on it. There's a pic linked (which didn't embed,) but I couldn't seem to download it. Owned or formerly owned by Forum Member "Gibby347." viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5839&p=60251#p60251

Known # Section: 38 Guitars

NO 001: Unknown finish. Mentioned at Let's Talk Guild (Forum,) in July 2019: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337
NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k Later, showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045:
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012. Once owned by Forum Member "ron," and I'm not sure if he still has it. viewtopic.php?p=54702#p54702
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170:
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst. Pic Saved. Does not have M Knobs. Was on eBay in 2010. Pic found here: https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTI5MTU3 ... N0190-eBay
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 53 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

38 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
8 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby moaimen » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:07 pm

Wow! I've been away from the forum here for ten years now and today I got back on and am blown away by you guys! I started this thread in 2009 and it's taken a life of it's own, unbeknownst to me. Great job, I've got some catching up to do for sure, I guess I'm not the only one after all, into the Mosrite saga and I still have NO 170. Used to have NO 045 and always wondered where it wound up...

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Re: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby Sarah93003 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:24 pm

moaimen wrote:Wow! I've been away from the forum here for ten years now and today I got back on and am blown away by you guys! I started this thread in 2009 and it's taken a life of it's own, unbeknownst to me. Great job, I've got some catching up to do for sure, I guess I'm not the only one after all, into the Mosrite saga and I still have NO 170. Used to have NO 045 and always wondered where it wound up...



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Re: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:41 pm

moaimen wrote:Wow! I've been away from the forum here for ten years now and today I got back on and am blown away by you guys! I started this thread in 2009 and it's taken a life of it's own, unbeknownst to me. Great job, I've got some catching up to do for sure, I guess I'm not the only one after all, into the Mosrite saga and I still have NO 170. Used to have NO 045 and always wondered where it wound up...


Welcome back. It's suprising what information is already available online about these guitars, outside sales ads that show up at maybe 1 - 3 per year. Some of the info was found by doing web searches and facebook searches. It took a while, but there really aren't many Blues Benders around in the first place; maybe 200 - 300 (though, that's a speculated number range.)

NO 077 and NO 177 both showed up at about the same time, from the same seller. Sometimes, these guitars just show up in pairs or groups. I've seen the same thing for the 350 models, once, in 2010 or 2011.

Update to the list for this reply:

moaimen, since you've mentioned that you owned 45 and 170, I've added notes to them. Also, what finish did NO 045 have, and what finish does NO 170 have?


No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03x/04x: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:

Moseley Instruments - 1 Guitar:

NO xxx: Has "Moseley by Semie Moseley" on Headstock, and is painted a bright Red. Has a Moseley Vibrato on it without the baseplate, and has a Black Widow type Pad on it, so it has to be a late model. Pics and pages saved. Owned by, or formerly owned by Forum Member "stringbander." (that's bander, not bender.) Links: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6002 viewtopic.php?p=61399#p61399

Mosrite - 7 Guitars:

NO xxx: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
NO xxx: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
NO xxx: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
NO xxx: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
NO xxx: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
NO xxx: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."
NO xxx, Unknown Finish with a Vibrato (not stock) on it. There's a pic linked (which didn't embed,) but I couldn't seem to download it. Owned or formerly owned by Forum Member "Gibby347." viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5839&p=60251#p60251

Known # Section: 38 Guitars

NO 001: Unknown finish. Mentioned at Let's Talk Guild (Forum,) in July 2019: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337
NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k Later, showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045: Formerly owned by forum member "moaimen." viewtopic.php?p=71553#p71553
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012. Once owned by Forum Member "ron," and I'm not sure if he still has it. viewtopic.php?p=54702#p54702
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170: Owned by forum member "moaimen." viewtopic.php?p=71553#p71553
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst. Pic Saved. Does not have M Knobs. Was on eBay in 2010. Pic found here: https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTI5MTU3 ... N0190-eBay
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 53 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

38 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
8 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:05 am

Update:

NO 113 (Brown) Added. The second owner, Cary Zaborowski (who owned it since 1972) has it. Pic saved.


No # Stamped (or Number Missing) Section - 4 Guitars:

Blank : Black. Owned by forum member TimR. Pic saved.
Blank: Burgundy. Pics and page saved. One pic of it was posted by "Mississippi Ave" on Facebook in 2017. Pic says "BlackBookGuitars" at the bottom, and I found a Sold page for it at that site. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/produc ... c143&_ss=r
Blank - Natural Mosrite / E. F. Elliott Partsrite. Pics and Mosrite Forum Page saved. Brass Rail Deluxe Body and Tailpiece, Mosrite Sooner Neck, Mosrite Humbuckers, Unusual Pickguard, Black "M" Pad on the back. Once owned by Adam (Dorkrockrecords, AKA Expat Guitars.) This is one of the last Blues Benders to ever be built, and it was finalized in 1978. (I can't say "Finished," can I?) Link: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1545&hilit=bluesbender&start=10
Blank : Red Burst, with Deluxe Electronics. Pics and page saved. Owned by Tim Brennan. Has a Bigsby. This is either a rare Deluxe model, or it's modified, or it may even be the only one that was made with active electronics:
https://www.tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blo ... kpBMie_np0


Partial # Section - 2 Guitars:

NO 002 or NO 002x: Black. Pics and pages saved. Found at HewittsGarageStudio, a small site. Photos were posted in 2009. http://www.hewittsgaragestudio.com/gall ... ?g2_page=4
NO 03x/04x: White. Once owned by Adam (dorkrockrecords.)

Speculated # Section - 1 Guitar

Blank or NO x25: Red. Pics and page saved. Neck's stripped and neck pickup cavity routed so the bottom end could be closer to the bridge. The pics seem to show that there's no number, but I can vaguely make out a 25 in there, which may or may not be me imagining things. Available from Gonkulator on Reverb Late April 2018, sold later: https://reverb.com/item/11837350-mosrit ... er-project

Unknown # Section - 7 Guitars:

Moseley Instruments - 1 Guitar:

NO xxx: Has "Moseley by Semie Moseley" on Headstock, and is painted a bright Red. Has a Moseley Vibrato on it without the baseplate, and has a Black Widow type Pad on it, so it has to be a late model. Pics and pages saved. Owned by, or formerly owned by Forum Member "stringbander." (that's bander, not bender.) Links: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6002 viewtopic.php?p=61399#p61399

Mosrite - 7 Guitars:

NO xxx: Brown. Pic and page saved. Found at Black Book Guitars. https://www.blackbookguitars.com/collec ... esbender-1
NO xxx: Black. Played by John Reis in 2017. Pic and page saved. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwF5hQhgXj ... =otisserie
NO xxx: Black. Used in the band Hole in 1990. Youtube video of Hole playing it in 1990: https://youtu.be/vKJCQHxwcms?t=528
NO xxx: Black Body, black neck, and black headstock. Pics and page saved. Has a "Black Widow Pad" on the back, so I'm guessing this is a late one. Was sold by Austin Vintage Guitars in Austin, Texas. https://reverb.com/item/2842098-early-1 ... -rare#full
NO xxx: Red body and neck. Pics and page saved. Sold from Red Pyramid, in Seattle. https://reverb.com/nz/item/6282103-mosr ... ck-vintage
NO xxx: Red Burst. Seen "in the UK magazine The Guitar Magazine, in the collection of Ross Godfrey, who plays with the band Morcheeba." - Sumlin. The issue is from April 2015, and there are two photos of it there. The guitar's also mentioned in the September 2018 issue of "Computer Music."
NO xxx, Unknown Finish with a Vibrato (not stock) on it. There's a pic linked (which didn't embed,) but I couldn't seem to download it. Owned or formerly owned by Forum Member "Gibby347." viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5839&p=60251#p60251

Known # Section: 39 Guitars

NO 001: Unknown finish. Mentioned at Let's Talk Guild (Forum,) in July 2019: https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php ... st-1848337
NO 003:
NO 015: Black, appears to be unmodified. Pics and page saved. Showed up for sale from Guitar Wishes in 2019, and they made a video about it. https://guitarwishes.com/product/mosrite-blues-bender/ and the YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf88_jsz33k Later, showed up on Reverb on February 21, 2020 from "Weird/Unique Guitars." Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/32577326-mosrit ... 1970-black
NO 016: Black with Sunburst Headstock. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb in November 2019 in a case and in very good if not excellent condition. This is the only model currently listed with a Sunburst Headstock, and it may be the only one. Reverb Ad: https://reverb.com/item/29460726-1971-m ... -500-black YT Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iO_qqE77jA
NO 028: Black. Pic saved. Described as "Dark Burgundy," but it just appears to be the standard Black for these models.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 031: Black. Pics saved. Owned by Tim Brennan (of Tym Guitars in Australia.) https://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/14 ... O-ptJ6SsAo
NO 032: Refretted and modified. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3676
NO 039:
NO 040: Refinished in some sort of Pink / Yellow. Pic saved. Belongs to Michael Flores.
NO 041:
NO 045: Formerly owned by forum member "moaimen." viewtopic.php?p=71553#p71553
NO 049: Black. Has heavy weather checking.
NO 068: Black. Missing original pups and knobs. Seller said it's a 1972 model. Update, April 14 2020: For sale from "Britt's Gear Depot" in Texas. The pickups have been replaced with Hallmark Humbuckers, a good replacement. Also has a worn "Lew's Music Center" sticker on the back of the headstock. Comes with a case, maybe the case is original? Reverb Link: https://reverb.com/item/33259555-mosrit ... k-burgundy Update, May 29 2020: Now owned by Forum member Steelaire17. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7990
NO 071: Black. Pic and page saved.
Source: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... ip-35.html
NO 077: Refinished in a Metallic Pink (Originally Black.) Pics and page saved. Has TV Jones Pickups on it. Knobs aren't original. Body has binding on both sides, which is unusual, to say the least. I'm uncertain if the binding is original or not. Sold by "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." Listed in early April, 2020. https://reverb.com/item/33130313-mosrit ... 4Q3AJFzg1k
NO 081: Black. Owned by Jim Diamond.
NO 083: Red.
NO 087: Red (not sure if it was refinished or not.) had a neck repair that wasn't touched up. Seen on eBay in October 2010. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3663
NO 101: Brown. Owned by forum member chartbreaker who bought it (apparently) new in 75 - 76. Played hard, well enjoyed and has a knife mark between pickups.
NO 110: Black. Pic saved. Number is according to Photobucket pictures, which I couldn't download. Has a pink-ish ring around the pickup selector, and is missing one original knob. Also has an odd looking logo on the headstock. Found on Facebook, posted by Rozhan Bin Asaad in Kota Kinabalu.
NO 113: Brown. The second owner, Cary Zaborowski (who owned it since 1972) has it. Found on Facebook under the "Mosrite Guitars" Group in December 2020. Pic saved.
NO 119: Brown. Pics and page saved. Seems to have been parted out on eBay. Sources:
https://reverb.com/item/2852359-brown-c ... del-guitar
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mosrite-1970-B ... SwuoxanXpS
NO 127: Brown. Pics and page saved. Showed up on Reverb on September 1st or 2nd 2019, from West Kentucky Music and Pawn (Location: Mayfield, KY.)
Source: https://reverb.com/item/26263169-mosrit ... 1970-brown
NO 133:
NO 135: Black. Pics saved. Seen for sale on eBay U.K. in May 2012. Once owned by Forum Member "ron," and I'm not sure if he still has it. viewtopic.php?p=54702#p54702
NO 140: White. Perhaps this was dorkrockrecords' guitar listed in the unknown exact numbers section?
NO 153 "Deluxe:" Black. Pic and page saved. Does not have M Knobs in the saved photo. "Made in 1969. It is black with a red tortoise shell pick guard. The scale is 1/8" shorter than the Gibson scale. After taking this picture, it has since been completely restored by my father, the master luthier Bill Gruggett, an original member of the Mosrite Guitars team. Original Mosrite parts were used from his personal stock, except for new high-quality PC-USA pickups, which I requested." Note: I think the "1/8 shorter than Gibson scale" note is wrong; it probably doesn't differ from the typical 1/4 shorter than Gibson scale.
Source: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 160:
NO 162: Black. Pic saved from Ne.jp. Was owned by Sumlin, and is currently owned by Mark Burletson. Update, June 15 2020: Better photos found and downloaded from the Gretsch Talk Forum. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html
NO 170: Owned by forum member "moaimen." viewtopic.php?p=71553#p71553
NO 172: Sunburst.
NO 177: Black. Pics and page saved. Number's according to the seller. Appears to be stock. Finish has much checking, and a spot of paint's missing by the output jack. Seller is "RETROVERB MUSIC, INC." https://reverb.com/item/312458-mosrite- ... t-bXLAho0k
NO 180: Brown or Natural. Pics and page saved.
Source: https://reverb.com/item/3369670-mosrite-bluesbender
NO 190: Cherry Burst. Pic Saved. Does not have M Knobs. Was on eBay in 2010. Pic found here: https://www.popscreen.com/prod/MTI5MTU3 ... N0190-eBay
NO 195: Has a pad on the back.
NO 196: Black. Signed by Nokie Edwards.
NO 202: Black. Pics saved. Has a Black Widow type pad on the back. Was for sale on eBay in April 2011.
NO 203:

This list is up to 54 individual guitars (maybe fewer, depending on ones in the unknown # section.)

39 with Numbers,
2 with partial numbers,
1 with a speculated number,
4 with no numbers,
8 unknown.

- 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: Bluesbender serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:39 pm

One showed up for sale. This may be NO 016, but I only have a little time to post:

https://reverb.com/item/38647011-mosrit ... 70-s-black

EDIT: It is NO 016, the only one I've seen with a Sunburst Headstock.

- 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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