Up for sale, a 2000's Mosrite Ventures Model Mark I Super Custom 65 vintage reissue in new old stock condition with a Pearl White gloss finish, complete with hardshell case and hangtags. A time-capsule piece, unplayed for the last 20-30 years, this rare instrument was produced by Kurokumo, the official Mosrite licensee in Japan in the '90s.
KuroKumo-made Mosrites are sought after for their masterful build quality and attention to detail, and this Super Custom 65 replicates all the essential features of the early Ventures Model instruments, with smooth knobs, sandcast Vibramute tailpiece, and prominent German Carve on the basswood body. The stock pair of single coil pickups are snappy and sparkling, not as overwound as some, yet still providing a bold, distinct sound in every pickup position. Chewy and snappy at the bridge and broader at the neck, these pickups offer an authoritative treble zing that's quintessential Mosrite. Weighing 8lbs 11oz, this Mosrite has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and an effortless feel, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .860” at the 12th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard features fret edge binding and slender frets which have their full factory height, showing no wear. The guitar plays cleanly up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. A faithful reissue in every respect, this Mosrite boasts a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 9/16" wide zero fret just forward of the aluminum nut. The headstock features a vertically oriented Mosrite logo, and the Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well with liberal vibrato use.
The body features original single coil pickups with embossed covers, and while these pickups are less aggressive in terms of output than vintage Mosrite pickups, they have a nice snappy single coil chime. The '65 look is rounded out with an extremely dark three-ply tortoise pickguard, baton switch, and chrome-plated metal Mosrite knobs machined with smooth tops (the design that predated the "M" knobs). The “Vibramute” vibrato is extremely smooth and elegant, touch-sensitive in its responsiveness and made to exacting vintage spec with a sandcast base and chrome-plated string anchor and arm. The Pearl White gloss body finish is clean as can be, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is equally pristine.
The original black tolex hardshell case and hangtags are included.