The Ventures (Triple-Bound body Re-Issue) Guitars

1983 Mosrite The Ventures (Triple-Bound body Re-Issue)

Color: Sunburst Three-tone, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 01378)
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1983 Reissue of the 1964 Triple-Bound, Set Neck "The Ventures" From Semie Moseley's Personal Collection.


1983 Mosrite The Ventures (Triple-Bound Body Re-Issue).


This 1964 re-issue 'triple-bound' "The Ventures Model" weighs just 8.60 lbs. and has a nut width of 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 24.75 inches. Solid alder three-tone sunburst body, scalloped on top and with triple binding (white/black/white) on top edge. One-piece fast and thin profile rock-maple neck with a bound rosewood fretboard. Metal nut, zero fret and 22 original 'medium' frets with small white dot position markers. Specially shaped "Ventures Model" headstock with "Mosrite of California", "The Ventures Model" and the Mosrite "M" logo decal in white. Individual two-line Grover Deluxe (same as Kluson's) tuners with oval metal buttons. The serial number "64010" is blind stamped into the fretboard on the twenty-second fret. Four-bolt neck plate. Two Mosrite single coil pickups with black plastic covers and outputs of 10.84k and 10.82k. Three-layer white over black plastic pickguard with eight screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on pickguard. The potentiometers are stamped "R 137 822X", the last number is hidden by solder (CTS, June/July 1983). Mosrite metal 'hat type' knobs. Jack socket on pickguard. Mosrite bridge with six individually adjustable saddles and chrome-plated die-cast "Mosrite Vibramute" tailpiece. This guitar was purchased from the collection of Loretta Barrier Moseley and is in mint (9.50) condition. Complete with the original tag reading "11139   5/24/96 / Loretta Barrier Moseley Guitar " The Ventures"   S# 64010 / (1 of 4)…" Housed in the original three-latch rectangular black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.00).

With over 110 million copies sold worldwide of well over 100 studio, live, compilation and box set album releases, The Ventures, founded in 1958 as The Versatones by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, remain unsurpassed for their impact on music and musicians.

“The Ventures – the quintessential guitar combo of the pre-Beatles era -influenced not only styles, but also a generation’s choice of instruments” (Guitar Player, Jan. 1987).

Over thirty star guitarists have named The Ventures as an early influence. The list includes George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Joe Walsh, Stephen Stills, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Fogarty, Mark Knopfler, Roy Buchanan, Ted Nugent, Gene Simmons, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Steve Howe, and even Elton John; they’ve all testified to the importance of Walk Don’t Run, amongst other Ventures hits, to their early musical education.

Walk Don’t Run, a rearrangement of Chet Atkins’ version of jazz guitar great Johnny Smith’s composition, was their first hit. They rerecorded it again in 1964, and it became a hit once more. The group remains the only act to win Top Ten spots for two different versions of the same song. After a few personnel changes in the very early 1960s, the classic lineup of Don Wilson on rhythm guitar, Nokie Edwards on lead guitar, Bob Bogle on bass, and Mel Taylor on drums was established. The guitarists would often switch roles.

Over the last forty-eight years, through various musical trends and changes in taste, the band has played non-stop and thirty-eight of the Ventures albums made it onto Billboard's Top 200.

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