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"Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:03 am
by Desert Surfer
The only book I could find about Mosrites was "Vintage Mosrite" which was published by a Japanese company. It has a lot photos and information but unfortunately in Japanese. Here are two photos of Artie's Front Porch Music. Danny and I visit his store last year. Artie was kind enough to show us around. He even autographed the page for me. :P

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Artie is one of the largest Mosrite guitars / amps collector. There is another guy in Los Angles who has bigger collection (100+?) .

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:18 am
by Dennisthe Menace
:!: :!: That AIN'T a Music Store!! That's a "Mosrite Museum!!" :!: :!:

................................ROCK ON!!!...........................

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 6:17 am
by Strat-o-rama
Thanks for posting that, D.S.,
I've heard that book has become rare and expensive.
I'm visualizing a new thread...one with lots of pictures..."A Visit With Artie."

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:52 am
by Desert Surfer
Strat-o-rama wrote:Thanks for posting that, D.S.,
I've heard that book has become rare and expensive.
I'm visualizing a new thread...one with lots of pictures..."A Visit With Artie."


Per request, :lol: Danny correct me if I am wrong

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Front Door

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Inside the shop

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All the goodies are on the wall!

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More goodies! Look only, no touch. Artie is not selling yet.

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More? More!

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Very nice copy? Artie would not tell us who made it. It surely looks like the real 63 sidejack.

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Carson city? 70's? I don't quite remember

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:58 am
by Dennisthe Menace
Desert Surfer, that's incredible!! But that's not fair either!! I'm starting to get G.A.S. :shock:
I'm really developing a STRONG feeling for that Serenade! :mrgreen:

p.s. I thought Semie had only made the Bicenntenial Model (1965) in a
"Ventures Model" and also a Proto type Serenade for Buck Owens before
Harmony Guitars ended up making them, but I see a (Joe Maphis?) Bass
Model on the wall.....??

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 3:35 pm
by dubtrub
I just noticed, in the third photo down there is a picture hanging on the wall. That picture looks like it is the South side view of the P Street factory. There is a semi truck back up to the loading dock. Man, those were the day's.

Vincent, did you mention earlier there was a guy in L.A. that has more Mosrite's than Artie? Is his collection available for public viewing?

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:14 pm
by Desert Surfer
dubtrub wrote:Vincent, did you mention earlier there was a guy in L.A. that has more Mosrite's than Artie? Is his collection available for public viewing?

Danny


I saw this guy selling Mosrites on eBay a few years ago, on user name he had a brief introduction of himself and his website. He has amazing collection of Mosrites and Fenders. I forgot his name and the website address. Arpsum may know. I thought his name is Mark something? and he was from Orange county. I should have bookmarked it but I didn't. Sorry, Danny.

Hey, Danny, I found it! :D , his name is Michael Marks. Wow, I am very impressed with my memory (not too bad for a 61 old man) :mrgreen:

http://marksma.home.insightbb.com/wsb/h ... html-.html

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:26 pm
by dubtrub
You are probably referring to this one. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... html-.html

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:27 pm
by Desert Surfer
dubtrub wrote:You are probably referring to this one. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... html-.html


Yea, that's him. You beat me to it. :x

Re: "Vintage Mosrite"

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:34 pm
by Dennisthe Menace
I can call up either Website welcoming me, but you can't get in the Site itself..... :roll: