Mosrite Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

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Mosrite Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Wed May 19, 2021 4:21 pm

The Mosrite Serenade is a Set Neck Acoustic 6-String Guitar that seems to have started production in 1965 or 1966. When I update the list, the most recent update will be in the most recent reply (or one of the most recent replies) to the topic.

I'll post a picture of a Serenade on each page, in case someone (maybe only myself) posts this page on Facebook. (The image should then show up when and where the page is linked.)

Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:

F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock, Black Truss Rod Cover (stock, or not?) Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

Not Accounted For # Section - 1:

F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural

Accounted for # List - 6:

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Orange Burst Neck and Headstock, Black Truss Rod Cover (original or not?,) 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

7 Guitars Total.

Partly Accounted for #: 1.
Not Accounted For #: 1.
Accounted For #s: 5.

Finishes (and variants) Accounted For:

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1.
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Orange Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1.
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1.
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 2.

Also, most of these have white truss rod covers, but 2 have black covers.

And now, here's a photo of the mystery Serenade:

Image

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Thu May 20, 2021 3:01 pm

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Update for May 20, 2021:
=======================

1: Added equal signs to make these lists more formatted.

2: Various unknown guitars added. Some had numbers provided, but they sound strange.

3: One guitar that definitely has a weird number has been added.

4: Because of 3, I moved guitars that I considered "Unknown" to two new "Strange #" and "Strange # (Partial)" sections.

Guitars Added:

FA 62xx (partially accounted for) - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642

Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. The title said the # was "Xns939," which I'm not sure of. Pic saved.

Unknown # - Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Pic saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

Unknown # - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Page and pics saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Could be a Balladere and not a Serenade due to the different and simpler bridge, but the page said it was a "1964" model. Stripped of its original finish, and has no headstock logo. Page and pic saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Unknown Neck and Headstock. Pic saved.

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Accounted for # List - 6:
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F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Pickguard Missing. Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock, Pickguard Missing, Black Truss Rod Cover (original or not?,) 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
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F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock, Black Truss Rod Cover (stock, or not?) Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 4:
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F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing Truss Rod Cover. Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell Pickguard. Pic saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
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FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939. - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

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Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Added. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

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Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 6.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 4.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

14, in total.

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Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock, Pickguard Missing - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock, Unknown Pickguard - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Headstock - 2; (F002x, F0256.)

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Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, Dark Pickguard - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock, Dark Pickguard - 1: "Xns939."

I'm not counting truss rod covers in the "Finishes and Variants" section now, I may change that later.

===========================

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Thu May 20, 2021 8:10 pm

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Second Update for May 20, 2021:
==============================

Re-added "New Guitar Added" Bold and Underscored text to guitars I forgot to add the text to.

=======================
Update for May 20, 2021:
=======================

1: Added equal signs to make these lists more formatted.

2: Various unknown guitars added. Some had numbers provided, but they sound strange.

3: One guitar that definitely has a weird number has been added.

4: Because of 3, I moved guitars that I considered "Unknown" to two new "Strange #" and "Strange # (Partial)" sections.

Guitars Added:

FA 62xx (partially accounted for) - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642

Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. The title said the # was "Xns939," which I'm not sure of. Pic saved.

Unknown # - Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Pic saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

Unknown # - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Page and pics saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Could be a Balladere and not a Serenade due to the different and simpler bridge, but the page said it was a "1964" model. Stripped of its original finish, and has no headstock logo. Page and pic saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Unknown Neck and Headstock. Pic saved.

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Accounted for # List - 6:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Pickguard Missing. Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock, Pickguard Missing, Black Truss Rod Cover (original or not?,) 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
===============================

F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock, Black Truss Rod Cover (stock, or not?) Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 4:
=============================

F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing Truss Rod Cover. Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell Pickguard. Pic saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
================================

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

===================================
Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Added. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

===============
Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 6.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 4.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

14, in total.

=================================
Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock, Pickguard Missing - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock, Unknown Pickguard - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Headstock - 2; (F002x, F0256.)

===========================
Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, Dark Pickguard - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock, Dark Pickguard - 1: "Xns939."

I'm not counting truss rod covers in the "Finishes and Variants" section now, I may change that later.

===========================

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Fri May 21, 2021 6:52 am

=======================
Update for May 21, 2021:
=======================

F0174 (Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock) added. Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html

==============================
Second Update for May 20, 2021:
==============================

Re-added "New Guitar Added" Bold and Underscored text to guitars I forgot to add the text to.

=======================
Update for May 20, 2021:
=======================

1: Added equal signs to make these lists more formatted.

2: Various unknown guitars added. Some had numbers provided, but they sound strange.

3: One guitar that definitely has a weird number has been added.

4: Because of 3, I moved guitars that I considered "Unknown" to two new "Strange #" and "Strange # (Partial)" sections.

Guitars Added:

FA 62xx (partially accounted for) - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642

Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. The title said the # was "Xns939," which I'm not sure of. Pic saved.

Unknown # - Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Pic saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

Unknown # - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Page and pics saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Could be a Balladere and not a Serenade due to the different and simpler bridge, but the page said it was a "1964" model. Stripped of its original finish, and has no headstock logo. Page and pic saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Unknown Neck and Headstock. Pic saved.

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Legend:
=======

An instrument new to the list (or one in a recent update) will be marked in Bold Underscored Text.

When I describe an instrument's "P.G.," that's its Pickguard.
When I describe an instrument's "T.R.C.," that's its Truss Rod Cover.

======================
Accounted for # List - 7:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock. P.G. Missing, White T.R.C. - Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0174 - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock. P.G. Missing, Black T.R.C. - 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
===============================

F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

=============================
Not Accounted For # Section - 4:
=============================

F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, Missing P.G., White T.R.C. - Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing P.G. and T.R.C. - Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Maybe it never had a pickguard? It looks as though it did, but the pic is not very good to tell that. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell P.G., can't tell about the Neck or Headstock. - Pic of the body saved. Was on eBay at some point.

================================
Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
================================

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

===================================
Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Natural Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C - https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

===============
Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 7.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 4.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

15, in total.

=================================
Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

I don't account for Pickguards or Truss Rod Covers here.

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 3; (F002x, F0174, F0256.)

===========================
Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst Body, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock - 1: "Xns939."

===========================

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:07 am

=======================
Update for June 1, 2021:
=======================

F0137 (Sunburst Body, Neck, Black Headstock) Added. I nearly passed this one up.

=======================
Update for May 21, 2021:
=======================

F0174 (Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock) added. Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html

Guitars Added:

FA 62xx (partially accounted for) - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642

Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock and Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. The title said the # was "Xns939," which I'm not sure of. Pic saved.

Unknown # - Sunburst Body, Tortoiseshell Pickguard, Black Truss Rod Cover, Natural Headstock. Pic saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

Unknown # - Natural Body and Headstock, White Truss Rod Cover, Dark Pickguard. Page and pics saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Could be a Balladere and not a Serenade due to the different and simpler bridge, but the page said it was a "1964" model. Stripped of its original finish, and has no headstock logo. Page and pic saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade

Unknown # - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Unknown Neck and Headstock. Pic saved.

=======
Legend:
=======

An instrument new to the list (and one[s] in the most previous update) will be marked in Bold Underscored Text.

When I describe an instrument's "P.G.," that's its Pickguard.
When I describe an instrument's "T.R.C.," that's its Truss Rod Cover.

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Accounted for # List - 8:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock. P.G. Missing, White T.R.C. - Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0137 over F0157 (Misprint) - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., White T.R.C. - This guitar was rescued from the trash around 1980 - 1981. It has damage on the sides, to some spots of binding, but it's playable. Was for sale on eBay from seller "d_vicalvi1" in Massachusetts. Pics and eBay Page saved.
F0174 - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock. P.G. Missing, Black T.R.C. - 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
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F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 4:
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F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, Missing P.G., White T.R.C. - Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing P.G. and T.R.C. - Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Maybe it never had a pickguard? It looks as though it did, but the pic is not very good to tell that. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell P.G., can't tell about the Neck or Headstock. - Pic of the body saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
================================

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

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Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Natural Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C - https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

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Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 8.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 4.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

16, in total.

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Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

I don't account for Pickguards or Truss Rod Covers here.

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 4; (F002x, F0137, F0174, F0256.)

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Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst Body, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock - 1: "Xns939."

===========================

- 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,
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Re: Mosrite Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:27 am

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Update for June 3, 2021:
=======================

Unknown # Guitar found on Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html

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Update for June 1, 2021:
=======================

F0137 (Sunburst Body, Neck, Black Headstock) Added. I nearly passed this one up.

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Legend:
=======

An instrument new to the list (and one[s] in the most previous update) will be marked in Bold Underscored Text.

When I describe an instrument's "P.G.," that's its Pickguard.
When I describe an instrument's "T.R.C.," that's its Truss Rod Cover.

======================
Accounted for # List - 8:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock. P.G. Missing, White T.R.C. - Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0137 over F0157 (Misprint) - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., White T.R.C. - This guitar was rescued from the trash around 1980 - 1981. It has damage on the sides, to some spots of binding, but it's playable. Was for sale on eBay from seller "d_vicalvi1" in Massachusetts. Pics and eBay Page saved.
F0174 - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock. P.G. Missing, Black T.R.C. - 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
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F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 5:
=============================

F???? - Natural Front, Brown Back, Brown Headstock. Missing P.G., Black T.R.C. - Found at Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html
F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, Missing P.G., White T.R.C. - Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing P.G. and T.R.C. - Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Maybe it never had a pickguard? It looks as though it did, but the pic is not very good to tell that. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell P.G., can't tell about the Neck or Headstock. - Pic of the body saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
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FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

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Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Natural Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C - https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357

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Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 8.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 5.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

17, in total.

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Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

I don't account for Pickguards or Truss Rod Covers here.

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Brown Back, Brown Headstock - 1; (Unknown #. Found at Ed Roman's.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 4; (F002x, F0137, F0174, F0256.)

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Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst Body, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock - 1: "Xns939."

===========================

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:01 am

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Second Update for June 3, 2021:
==============================

F0260 Added. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7004&hilit=mosrite+acoustic

=======================
Update for June 3, 2021:
=======================

Unknown # Guitar found on Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html

=======================
Update for June 1, 2021:
=======================

F0137 (Sunburst Body, Neck, Black Headstock) Added. I nearly passed this one up.

=======
Legend:
=======

An instrument new to the list (and one[s] in the most previous update) will be marked in Bold Underscored Text.

When I describe an instrument's "P.G.," that's its Pickguard.
When I describe an instrument's "T.R.C.," that's its Truss Rod Cover.

======================
Accounted for # List - 9:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock. P.G. Missing, White T.R.C. - Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0137 over F0157 (Misprint) - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., White T.R.C. - This guitar was rescued from the trash around 1980 - 1981. It has damage on the sides, to some spots of binding, but it's playable. Was for sale on eBay from seller "d_vicalvi1" in Massachusetts. Pics and eBay Page saved.
F0174 - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock. P.G. Missing, Black T.R.C. - 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0260 - Natural, (Probably Brown Back,) Brown Headstock, Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Owned by forum member "t-bone," who bought it on eBay in 2017. I had mentioned the serial number myself, in this thread linked. Most pics saved (but not all.) viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7004&hilit=mosrite+acoustic

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
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F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 5:
=============================

F???? - Natural Front, Brown Back, Brown Headstock. Missing P.G., Black T.R.C. - Found at Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html
F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, Missing P.G., White T.R.C. - Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing P.G. and T.R.C. - Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Maybe it never had a pickguard? It looks as though it did, but the pic is not very good to tell that. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell P.G., can't tell about the Neck or Headstock. - Pic of the body saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
================================

FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

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Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
===================================

FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Natural Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C - https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357 - UPDATE: Was also on eBay in 2009 (pics on the page, if still there when you see this page, are not of it but are of a Balladere:) http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1462

===============
Total of Guitars:
===============

Accounted for #s: 9.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 5.
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

18, in total.

=================================
Finishes and variants accounted for:
=================================

I don't account for Pickguards or Truss Rod Covers here.

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Brown Back, Brown Headstock - 1; (Unknown #. Found at Ed Roman's.)
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 4; (F002x, F0137, F0174, F0256.)

===========================
Finishes partly accounted for:
===========================

Natural Front, Probably Brown Back, Brown Headstock - 1. (F0260.)
Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst Body, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock - 1: "Xns939."

===========================

- 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 Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby t-bone » Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:10 am

Hey, Austin. a little more info on F 0260. it is not set neck, there are screws on the inside of the body at the neck joint (may be glued as well). tight grained spruce for the sound board, mahogany back, sides, and neck. the bridge is made from brazilian rosewood and the neck of another kind of rosewood. thanks for the interesting topic.
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Re: Mosrite Serenade (Acoustic, Set Neck) Serial Numbers List.

Postby 101Volts » Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:19 pm

t-bone wrote:Hey, Austin. a little more info on F 0260. it is not set neck, there are screws on the inside of the body at the neck joint (may be glued as well). tight grained spruce for the sound board, mahogany back, sides, and neck. the bridge is made from brazilian rosewood and the neck of another kind of rosewood. thanks for the interesting topic.


You're welcome, and thanks. I'm not sure if I should move your F0260 guitar to another list or not; after all, it doesn't have bolts visible from the back, like the Balladeer.

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Update for Jan 2, 2022:
======================

1: t-bone's F 0260 has been updated.

2: The one that was on Ed Roman's site surfaced at a Facebook page by the current owner. It's a one of a kind model, without a serial number. I moved it to a new section, for ones without a number.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosrite ... 495782754/

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Second Update for June 3, 2021:
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F0260 Added. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7004&hilit=mosrite+acoustic

=======================
Update for June 3, 2021:
=======================

Unknown # Guitar found on Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html

=======
Legend:
=======

An instrument new to the list (and one[s] in the most previous update) will be marked in Bold Underscored Text.

When I describe an instrument's "P.G.," that's its Pickguard.
When I describe an instrument's "T.R.C.," that's its Truss Rod Cover.

======================
Accounted for # List - 9:
======================

F0001 - Natural, Brown Back, Natural Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Showed up on Youtube from John Horak (who does not own it, but who played it for the video.) Owned by John's father in law, who bought it used in the 1970s for $150. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbe7SbWFWBk
F0055 - Finish Unknown. Page saved. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Bought by the original owner in 1966. It was repaired, but not well: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0058 - Natural, Natural Back, Natural Headstock. P.G. Missing, White T.R.C. - Page saved. Seems to have a 1 piece neck. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... de?in=1789
F0137 over F0157 (Misprint) - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., White T.R.C. - This guitar was rescued from the trash around 1980 - 1981. It has damage on the sides, to some spots of binding, but it's playable. Was for sale on eBay from seller "d_vicalvi1" in Massachusetts. Pics and eBay Page saved.
F0174 - Sunburst Body and Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pic and page saved. http://home.insightbb.com/~marksma/wsb/ ... 27239.html
F0213 - Finish Unknown. Mentioned here, in comments under F0256. Page saved. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0223 - Natural, Brown Back, Light to Light Brown Burst Neck and Headstock. P.G. Missing, Black T.R.C. - 2-Piece Neck. Page saved. Was for sale on Reverb from "BrandX Kemper Profiles" in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.: https://reverb.com/item/23831-mosrite-s ... -condition
F0256 - Sunburst, Sunburst Back, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Can't tell how many pieces of wood were used to build the neck; photos are too far away and blurry. Page saved. - Mentioned here, with photos: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... e-serenade
F0260 - Natural Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides, neck, and probably headstock. Brazilian Rosewood Bridge. Tortoiseshell P.G., White T.R.C. - Owned by forum member "t-bone," who bought it on eBay in 2017. I had mentioned the serial number myself, in this thread linked. Most pics saved (but not all.) viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7004&hilit=mosrite+acoustic - UPDATE, Jan 2 2022: Neck has some bolts attached to it from the inside of the guitar.

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Partly Accounted For # Section - 1:
===============================

F02? - Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C. - Pages saved. For sale from Nationwide Guitars. Link 1, to their photos: http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1965mo ... enade.html Link 2, to their ad: https://www.gbase.com/gear/mosrite-sere ... 5-sunburst

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Not Accounted For # Section - 4:
=============================

F???? - Natural, Dark Red-looking Back and Headstock, Missing P.G., White T.R.C. - Seems to have a 1 piece neck. Page saved. Has noticeable damage to the front, somewhat in line with a strum pattern. Was for sale on Reverb from "The Guitar Broker" in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. https://reverb.com/item/496123-mosrite- ... 65-natural
F???? - Natural Body and Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - Pic and Page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Stripped Paint and Logo, Missing P.G. and T.R.C. - Has no metal string guide, so that may or may not be original. The page said it was a "1964" model. Maybe it never had a pickguard? It looks as though it did, but the pic is not very good to tell that. Pic and page saved. https://artyousee.tumblr.com/post/80938 ... 4-serenade
F???? - Yellow to Brown to Black Burst. Tortosieshell P.G., can't tell about the Neck or Headstock. - Pic of the body saved. Was on eBay at some point.

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No Number Section - 1:
======================

Blank - Demonstration model, one of a kind. I'm not sure if this counts as a Serenade or not, but I'm leaving it here for lack of a better place to put it, for now.

This blank guitar has a Natural Front, Brown Back, Brown 1970s style Mosrite Headstock. Missing (or no) P.G., Black T.R.C. - Found at Ed Roman's Site. Pics & Page Saved. http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/mo ... uitar.html -

UPDATE, Jan 2 2022: Guitar surfaced at a Facebook Page; it's explained here by the current owner that it's a one of a kind demo model, and he's had it since he was in 6th grade, in 1969. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosrite ... 495782754/

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Strange Numbers Given Section - 2:
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FG-8103 - Natural Body, Natural Headstock, Tortoise P.G., Black T.R.C. - Page and pics saved. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -117390642
Xns939 - White Body, White Headstock. Dark P.G., White T.R.C. - The title said the Serial Number is "Xns939." Found in a web search, the link went to a long gone eBay listing. Pic saved.

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Strange # Given (Partial #) section - 1:
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FA 62xx - Seller said the number is "FA 62xx." Sunburst Body, Natural Headstock. Tortoiseshell P.G., Black T.R.C - https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 3-76701357 - UPDATE: Was also on eBay in 2009 (pics on the page, if still there when you see this page, are not of it but are of a Balladere:) http://www.mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1462

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Total of Guitars:
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Accounted for #s: 9.
Accounted for #s, Partial: 1.
Not Accounted For #s: 4.
No # - 1
Strange #s, Partial - 1
Strange #s, Complete - 2

18, in total.

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Finishes and variants accounted for:
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I don't account for Pickguards or Truss Rod Covers here.

Natural Body, Brown Back, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0001.)
Natural Body, Brown Back, Brown Headstock - 2.
Natural Body, Natural Back, Light to Brown Burst Back of Neck that goes to both sides of Headstock - 1; (F0223.)
Natural Body, Natural Neck, Natural Headstock - 1; (F0058.)
Natural Body, Dark Red Back, Dark Red Back of Neck, Dark Red Headstock - 1.
Sunburst Body, Sunburst Neck, Black Headstock - 4; (F002x, F0137, F0174, F0256.)

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Finishes partly accounted for:
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Natural Front, Probably Brown Back, Brown Headstock - 1. (F0260.)
Natural Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock, - 1. (Unknown #.)
Sunburst Body, Unknown Neck, Natural Headstock - 1. This is "FA 62xx," (the x marks probably mean he's hiding the #,) but "FA6" is an anomaly.
Yellow to Brown to Black Burst Body, all else is unknown - 1. (Unknown #.)
White Body, Unknown Neck (but probably white,) White Headstock - 1: "Xns939."

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- 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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