MozRite wrote:101Volts wrote:MozRite wrote:
Not sure. I can check when I get home the serial # when I get home. Not sure I want to take the neck off the body but whatever serial #s I see without taking off the neck I can post.
Thanks, looks good! BTW, your MK V is probably not a 1965 model; Mosrite still used the "Ventures II" name for this body style then. Even my early 1966 model is still a "Ventures II." This is likely, at earliest, a 1966 model; it still has the truss rod adjustment at the body end (they moved it to the headstock at least as early as 1967.)
Thanks it's a great looking guitar true. I like the vibrant red color to it. I am not a fan of the B-52s as I only like a few of their songs (and I am an old school New Wave/New Romantic guy from the early '80s too) but with that said I love Ricky Wilson's work on Rock Lobster, Lava and so forth. Did he use one on Lava? I know on RL he did. With that said that Ink Blue version he had looks good but I like the red better and fortunately got red like I like.
From the serial # I think we can determine the exact year so I'll post it. I have visited that website that kind of is a registry of Mark II and Mark V models. Many people have registered their guitar there. Good website to seeing what's out there. Not all are on there though.
You're welcome. It sounds to me like Ricky used a Mosrite on Lava. He used bass strings on the blue MK V for Rock Lobster so maybe he used either his Sunburst MK V or his 1975 Sunburst MK I instead of replacing strings.
I've been to MaxKat's registry site, mine's recorded there. Mosrite's not the most consistent company for serail numbers, yours may have a lower serial number than mine (B670 with B641 filled in underneath) even though mine's a Ventures II that dates to Jan 1966 for the neck and March 1966 for the body.