Mosrite S.M. Model Serial Numbers Compilation

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Re: Mosrite S.M. Model Serial Numbers Compilation

Postby 101Volts » Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:55 pm

Update, December 20, 2021:

No 05 added. It was bought in a thrift store in California.

Quote from Ed Elliott about S.M. Models:
"Me and my dad in 1978 bought from Semie 11 Brassrail partsrites, there was at least 3 black ones, about 20 SM bodies and necks, boxes of parts and all the equipment out of the paint room. At the time I was restoring a double cutaway Les Paul special for Artie Niesen,
I really liked those guitars, I used it for a pattern to reshape most of the SM bodies, so if anyone has a Mosrite shaped like a Les Paul Special, its one of mine." - Post from Ed Elliott's "We Love Mosrite Guitars" Page, under his question about who owns Mosrite Brass Rail Models; dated June 1, 2020.

Known # Section - 6 Guitars:

14LOU - Mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1046&start=10
No. 05 - Black, with Smooth Cover Pickups (I can't tell what kind of pup.) Was bought in a thrift store in California, and posted about at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosrite ... 722425432/
No. 06 - Black, with Humbuckers. Was owned by Michael Marks for a while, I'm not sure if he still has it: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 31539.html
No. 08 - Black Body, Sunburst Neck & Headstock, Stop Tailpiece. Owned by forum member VincentW.
No 10 - Black with Sunburst Headstock - Found at http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html (search "Bluesbender" and it should mistakenly show up.) Picture: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... lackey.jpg
16 - Natural finish, Black Pickguard, and Black electronics cavity plate. Owned by Adam Tober (dorkrockrecords.) https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 1330780677

No # Section - 1 Guitar

No Number, Black - Once owned by Michael Marks. Has 2 Mosrite Humbuckers. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 35039.html

Unknown # Section - 2 Guitars:

No ???, White with Black or Tortoiseshell Pickguard. Showed up on eBay in mid 2017. Seems to be a prototype of only 3 or 4. Says "Semie Moseley" on the headstock.
No ???, Sunburst. Pic saved. Was purchased by Forum Member "eltuce" in 2009 or 2010. Had no finish, then he finished it in a Sunburst. Also has a Moseley Vibrato Tailpiece. Thread discussing it before purchase: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3265 Photo, after puchase: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3101&p=36052#p36052

Ed Elliott Mosrite Partsrite Section - 1 Guitars Listed

???, Black, Set Neck Ed Elliott Partsrite assembled in 1978 with Moseley Vibrato. Black Headstock. Update, June 8 2020 - Sold later as body and neck due to the neck becoming twisted. (I got that info from an archived eBay listing at Worthpoint.)

Quote from Ed Elliott about this instrument: "hey Austin, that guitar use to belong to me, something I put together and played for a while, I have a photo of me and that guitar at a show I played at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in southern California in 1979, it was put together from that stuff I bought from Semie, that's a 350 pickguard I modified, it also had a Moseley tremelo, mainly because I had a box full of them."

Search "Unknown" and it should show up at the bottom, just after the listing for S.M. No. 10 which is also "Unknown." http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html

Direct Link to Pic: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... yukawa.jpg

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10 Guitars in total.

6 with known numbers,
2 with unknown numbers (1 Mosrite, 1 Moseley,)
1 with no number,
1 E. F. Elliott Partsrite.

Supposedly, only 84 of these guitars exist (including 4 Moseley models,) and that may exclude partsrites that weren't assembled initially (such as the Sunburst in the unknown # section.) I know that Ed Elliott had "about 20 bodies," but I don't know if that's out of the 84 guitars already mentioned, or if there are an additional 20 bodies which weren't finished at Mosrite.

- 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: Mosrite S.M. Model Serial Numbers Compilation

Postby 101Volts » Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:01 pm

Update, December 20, 2021:

No 05 added. It was bought in a thrift store in California.

Update 2 for December 20:

Mild update for #8, I added a link.

Quote from Ed Elliott about S.M. Models:
"Me and my dad in 1978 bought from Semie 11 Brassrail partsrites, there was at least 3 black ones, about 20 SM bodies and necks, boxes of parts and all the equipment out of the paint room. At the time I was restoring a double cutaway Les Paul special for Artie Niesen,
I really liked those guitars, I used it for a pattern to reshape most of the SM bodies, so if anyone has a Mosrite shaped like a Les Paul Special, its one of mine." - Post from Ed Elliott's "We Love Mosrite Guitars" Page, under his question about who owns Mosrite Brass Rail Models; dated June 1, 2020.

Known # Section - 6 Guitars:

14LOU - Mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1046&start=10
No. 05 - Black, with Smooth Cover Pickups (I can't tell what kind of pup.) Was bought in a thrift store in California, and posted about at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosrite ... 722425432/
No. 06 - Black, with Humbuckers. Was owned by Michael Marks for a while, I'm not sure if he still has it: http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 31539.html
No. 08 - Black Body, Sunburst Neck & Headstock, Stop Tailpiece. Owned by forum member VincentW. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosrite ... 344800722/
No 10 - Black with Sunburst Headstock - Found at http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html (search "Bluesbender" and it should mistakenly show up.) Picture: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... lackey.jpg
16 - Natural finish, Black Pickguard, and Black electronics cavity plate. Owned by Adam Tober (dorkrockrecords.) https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 1330780677

No # Section - 1 Guitar

No Number, Black - Once owned by Michael Marks. Has 2 Mosrite Humbuckers. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 35039.html

Unknown # Section - 2 Guitars:

No ???, White with Black or Tortoiseshell Pickguard. Showed up on eBay in mid 2017. Seems to be a prototype of only 3 or 4. Says "Semie Moseley" on the headstock.
No ???, Sunburst. Pic saved. Was purchased by Forum Member "eltuce" in 2009 or 2010. Had no finish, then he finished it in a Sunburst. Also has a Moseley Vibrato Tailpiece. Thread discussing it before purchase: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3265 Photo, after puchase: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3101&p=36052#p36052

Ed Elliott Mosrite Partsrite Section - 1 Guitars Listed

???, Black, Set Neck Ed Elliott Partsrite assembled in 1978 with Moseley Vibrato. Black Headstock. Update, June 8 2020 - Sold later as body and neck due to the neck becoming twisted. (I got that info from an archived eBay listing at Worthpoint.)

Quote from Ed Elliott about this instrument: "hey Austin, that guitar use to belong to me, something I put together and played for a while, I have a photo of me and that guitar at a show I played at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in southern California in 1979, it was put together from that stuff I bought from Semie, that's a 350 pickguard I modified, it also had a Moseley tremelo, mainly because I had a box full of them."

Search "Unknown" and it should show up at the bottom, just after the listing for S.M. No. 10 which is also "Unknown." http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... rlist.html

Direct Link to Pic: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mochizuki/kiyosh ... yukawa.jpg

---------------

10 Guitars in total.

6 with known numbers,
2 with unknown numbers (1 Mosrite, 1 Moseley,)
1 with no number,
1 E. F. Elliott Partsrite.

Supposedly, only 84 of these guitars exist (including 4 Moseley models,) and that may exclude partsrites that weren't assembled initially (such as the Sunburst in the unknown # section.) I know that Ed Elliott had "about 20 bodies," but I don't know if that's out of the 84 guitars already mentioned, or if there are an additional 20 bodies which weren't finished at Mosrite.

- Austin[/quote]
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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