How Are Early 70s Mosrites?

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How Are Early 70s Mosrites?

Postby MozRite » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:41 am

I hear Semie Mosley went bankrupt and reorganized and went back into business in 1972. How are the guitars from this era? How do they compare to the 1960s models? Thanks
1966 Mosrite Mark V
1969 Firstman Avenger Mark 1
2007 Fillmore Mosrite Mark 1
1964 Gretsch Country Club
1962 Kay Swingmaster
2003 Fender Jazzmaster AVRI
2015 Fender Classic Player '60s Strat
1999 Danelectro Mod 6
2002 Tokai Jumbo Acoustic

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Re: How Are Early 70s Mosrites?

Postby Sarah93003 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:54 am

I can only speak to the Celebrities. All of the era's were well made. The 1972 Celebrities, to me, are a transition period using up older inventory. For example the 1972's control plate is the same one used on the Mosrite Dobro (Mobro). My favorites are the 1973/1974 era with humbuckers and other options. I also very much like the Celebrity Gospels.
1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: How Are Early 70s Mosrites?

Postby 101Volts » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:12 pm

The biggest differences (aside from the unusual models from the decade) are that the necks are wider (but not thicker, or so I heard,) and you could also get Humbuckers in 70s models.

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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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