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2000s Mosrite USA Ventues Model Bass V-65 Vintage Reissue Pearl White w/ Case, Fillmore Japan


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Up for sale, a 2000s Mosrite USA Ventures Model V-65 bass in near-mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and COA. This Ventures Model bass was produced by Mosrite's official licensee, Fillmore, made in much smaller quantities than their highly sought after Ventures Model guitars.

Few instruments have a more storied history than the Mosrite brand, especially in the modern era, and this particular bass is a very rare, upper-tiered model crafted by Fillmore in Japan. Perhaps best known for being imported to the USA by Ed Roman and also for their partnership with Dana Moseley, Mosrite founder Semie Moseley's daughter, Fillmore purported that these instruments were "USA-made" (whether this referred to components and/or assembly is a real gray area), yet this instrument's origin is definitively with the Fillmore factory in Japan. Most importantly, this Mosrite is an extremely finely crafted instrument, worthy of Semie Moseley's legacy, and Fillmore's Mosrites are among the closest ever offered to early '60s spec in their tonal response and features, with tight tolerances and exquisite fit and finish work.

A short scale affair with a 30 1/2" scale length, this Mosrite is strung with 45-100 D'addario Chromes flatwound strings, and the basswood body (just like the original '60 Ventures Models) offers a smooth, even-sounding tonal platform for the neck position single coil pickup. Delivering growl and round punch, the pickup meters at an impressive 12.7k ohms, yielding a bold tonal response. This Mosrite weighs 10lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with easy-playing action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Neck Shape: Medium C, moderate shoulders, measuring .840" 1st fret, .885" 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, dot inlay
-Frets: Slender, no wear
-Scale Length: 30 1/2"
-Nut: 1 5/8", aluminum + zero fret
-Tuners: Clover button, nickel-plated
-Serialization: Stamped on last fret

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Mosrite single coil, 12.kk ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, DiMarzio pots
-Controls: Volume, Tone
-Hardware: Four-saddle brass bridge, aluminum/rosewood tailpiece, bridge cover, smooth knobs
-Plastics: Tortoise pickguard

The body sports a distinctive German carve, and this bass is extremely well-kept, with cosmetic wear on the gloss Pearl White finish limited to just a few tiny marks and faint finish scratches.

The original Mosrite-branded brown tolex hardshell case is included, along with the factory paperwork.