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2011 Mosrite USA Ventures Model V-64 Type II 1964 Vintage Reissue Black w/ Case, Fillmore


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Up for sale, a 2011 Mosrite USA Ventures Model 1964 vintage reissue model V-64 Type II in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This rare Ventures Model was produced by Mosrite’s official licensee Fillmore in Japan: Fillmore's instruments are among the finest ever offered under the Mosrite banner, adhering faithfully to vintage spec in their tonal response and features, with tight tolerances and exquisite fit and finish work.

Few guitars have a more storied history than the Mosrite brand, especially in the modern era, and this particular model is a rarely seen reissue 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.

This Ventures Model has a number of features in-line with late 1964 spec, including a sandcast Vibramute tailpiece with “elbow” arm, smooth (non-embossed) pickup covers and smooth knobs, three-ply mint green pickguard, and decorative "kidney" plate over the neck bolts. The single coil pickups have ample power and midrange content, wound properly to vintage-spec and metering at 11.4k ohms, providing an authoritative sound that's quintessential Mosrite. This Ventures Model weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, measuring .815” 1st fret, .845” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, mini-dot inlay
-Frets: Slender, light wear beneath the G and B strings on frets 2-8
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”, zero fret, aluminum nut
-Tuners: Kluson-style, “USA Mosrite” text
-Serialization: Four-digit, stamped at 22nd fret

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Single coil x2, aluminum shielding on baseplates, 11.4k ohms
-Harness: CTS pots date to 2011
-Hardware: Sandcast Vibramute tailpiece with period-accurate “elbow” arm (chrome-plated), smooth knobs
-Plastics: Three-ply mint green pickguard

The gloss Black finish highlights the prominent German carve on the body, and cosmetic wear includes some minor marks and light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile has a smooth Sunburst finish, a unique pairing with the Black body seen on some Mosrite examples from the early '60s.

The original ‘60s-style hardshell case with brown faux alligator tolex, brown leather ends and red plush interior is included.