Up for sale, a 2000's Mosrite Ventures Model Super Custom '64 vintage reissue electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. The factory finish on this Mosrite is quite unique, with a gloss Black top and headstock face, and a vibrant three-tone Sunburst neck profile and back.
Crafted at the KuroKumo factory in Japan, just down the road from the famed FujiGen factory, 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 '64 replicates all the essential features of the '60s Ventures Model instruments, with a sandcast Vibramute tailpiece, Mosrite-embossed pickup covers, smooth knobs, a milled switch tip, and prominent German Carve on the basswood body. The stock pair of single coil pickups are rich and sparkly, not as overwound as some, yet still providing some muscle and a bold, distinct sound in every pickup position. Chewy and snappy at the bridge and big and broad at the neck, these pickups offer an authoritative treble zing that's quintessential Mosrite. Weighing 8lbs 9oz, this Mosrite has been setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-48 strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a slender and fast-feeling C shaped profile, yet with enough heft in the shoulders to feel a hair more substantial than many vintage Mosrite neck carves. The profile measures .825” deep at the 1st fret and .880” at the 12th. The slender vintage-style frets have their full factory height with just a hair more crown than vintage Mosrite fretwire, showing light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7 and virtually no wear further up the bound rosewood fingerboard. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. A faithful reissue in every respect, this Mosrite boasts a 24 3/4" scale and measures 1 5/8" wide at the zero fret just forward of the aluminum nut. The serial number is stamped into the rosewood on the last fret, another small detail echoing vintage Mosrite production. The headstock features Kluson-style tuners which have a faithful '60s look and hold pitch well with unbridled vibrato use.
The body features the original single coil pickups with Mosrite-embossed covers, governed by Master Volume and Tone knobs. The '64 look is rounded out with a mint green three-ply pickguard, milled screw-on switch tip, and chrome-plated metal skirted "smooth" 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 instrument is extremely well-kept, with wear limited to some faint finish scratches and small, shallow marks on the back as well as pick scuffing across the pickguard. The neck profile is flawless.
A Mosrite-branded padded gigbag is included.