Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby maxkat » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:37 am

Hi guys,
some updates on my Ventures II data base website:
http://www.hang10.de/mosrite-ventures-2-serial-numbers/
32 slab bodies so far, 17 with known serial number, 15 with unknown # (without Johnny's black/black) – I hope there are no doublets ;)
Any additional information welcome!
Thanks to Phil for showing me this one: http://www.myspace.com/therorkusjinx.
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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby maxkat » Sun May 19, 2013 4:38 am

Hey guys,
some updates can be found at my s/n collection, three more slab Ventures II meanwhile, for example a guitarist (Steve Spenard?) of the infamous GG Allin & the Jabbers appears to have played a sunburst one in 1982 (beware, NSFW):

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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Max, Do you have this one documented?



There's also this long-guard model which has been discussed on the forum before (Part of the body was cut off for higher fret access at one point):



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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby motiersbad » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:02 am

Hey Austin,

both are in the list :) the blue one is B018 :)

sry Max :P

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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby SS90 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Max,

I own serial # B125. Slab body. Sunburst. The guy in the GG video playing it is me...when I was a young man!!!

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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:31 am

Max, Could you please update the one I have? (B670 over B641) I do have it as a functional guitar now, Though not all stock; The pups and pickguard were crafted by Ed Elliott. As of this date it hasn't been refinished either.



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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby maxkat » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:25 am

Hey Austin,

great, I've just updated my little site http://www.hang10.de/mosrite-ventures-2-serial-numbers/. Thanks for the info.
35 slabs so far (without Johnny Ramone's black/black), 22 of them with serial number. And thanks to two discoveries in Japan (B080 and B09x) the gap between B052 and B101 seems to close... ;)

Speaking of Johnny's black slab with black neck and headstock: Does anyone have some info about that guitar? Johnny's played it as backup guitar between around 1978 and 1982 and it looks quite different from all other slabs – I guess it's not a real Mosrite. But who made it, and where is it now? Here's a good picture (live San Francisco '78, photo by Chester Simpson):

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(from http://cretin-family.tumblr.com/post/42222678709/zombiesenelghetto-ramones-san-francisco-photo – thanks!)

R.I.P. Johnny – nine years now...

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Re: Mosrite Ventures II - A collection of serial numbers

Postby 101Volts » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:40 pm

Thanks. I did read somewhere that Johnny played two guitars which were clones of the Slab Body guitar and one was a sunburst played in a music video from 1981 or 1982 which was banned from TV?

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