1715. Mosrite “The Ventures” Mark 1 guitar signed by members of the band. (Mosrite, 1965) With over 110 million records sold worldwide the “Ventures Model” (later named the “Mark 1”) was considered the flagship of the Mosrite guitar line. This exceptionally rare, pacific blue custom color “The Ventures Model” guitar was signed by 4 members of the band. Unique solid alder body, scalloped top edge, 2-piece rock maple neck, rosewood fretboard with metal nut, zero fret and 22 speed frets. Specially shaped headstock with “Mosrite of California”, “The Ventures Model” and the “M” logo decals, double-line Kluson Deluxe tuners, serial number “2956” is stamped into the twenty-second fret of the guitar, four bolt neck plate (stamp dated November 1965 on the neck heel and in the pocket), two Mosrite single coil pickups, two controls (one volume, one tone) plus 3-way selector switch, Mosrite bridge with adjustable saddles and chrome plated die-cast Mosely type vibrato unit tailpiece. Finish is bright and vivid and shows none of the usual fade associated with this very rare color, fine condition, housed in original brown imitation crocodile hardshell case. Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Mel Taylor and Harvey Newquist signatures on the pickguard of this genuine vintage Mosrite Ventures model, with Bogle adding “The Ventures” above his own signature, complete this truly rare piece of guitar and pop music history. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
$8,000 - $12,000