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1990s Mosrite Ventures Model Super Custom '65 Pearl White w/ Vibramute & Case, Japan Kurokumo


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Up for sale, a 1990s Mosrite Super Custom 65 "Ventures Model" in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted at the KuroKumo factory in Japan, this rare reissue model was made for a limited period, with the majority of examples only available to the domestic Japanese market.

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 stock 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 9oz, 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 Mosrite's slender C-shaped profile carve with an effortless feel and full shoulders in every register, measuring .795” deep at the 1st fret and .865” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is a dark cut of this tonewood with fret edge binding and slender frets which have their full factory height, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7. 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 the "Mosrite of California"  text, and the original Kluson-style single line 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 a three-ply swirling deep red 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 finish is remarkably clean, with cosmetic wear limited to a few small nicks on the back and body perimeter. The gloss on the neck profile is nigh-flawless save for one very shallow mark central to the carve behind fret 5 (not distracting to the palm in the slightest)

The original Mosrite-branded black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original hangtag.