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Mosrite Ventures (Mark I)

guitar, bass & 12-string


Designed as a prototype for Standel by Semie Moseley, soon to become Mosrite’s own “Joe Maphis model” in the early 60s, renamed to “Ventures model” (Mark I) in 1963.

Mosrite Ventures II/Mark V

guitar, bass & Mel-O-Bar


Mosrite’s cheapest electric guitar at it’s time, the guitar Johnny Ramone has used as his main guitar his entire Ramones career from 1974 to 1996. Originally designed as a student model, a few months later changed to a more elaborate model with German carve, Moseley vibrato, bigger pickups.

Mosrite's last U.S.A. years

guitar & bass


Mosrite’s last two decades of guitars made in the U.S.A.. Semie Moseley was working with a small team, making something like one guitar per day – there are series of guitars but also a lot of one-offs, proto-types, custom mades.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Bill Lewis


24 frets


What do The Cramps and Pink Floyd have in common? Yes, the Bill Lewis Custom 24 frets guitar!

While David Gilmour used it for some special solos on “Dark side of the Moon”, Poison Ivy Rorschach decided to use it as her main guitar for all live shows and probably all studio and demo recordings from 1976 to 1984.

Here you will find some info – perhaps some more info than anywhere else – about that extremely rare and extremely pretty guitar.

There’s a real chance to list all Bill Lewis Customs ever made as there are less than 30 made between 1969 and 1971.

The guitars of

Johnny Ramone

The original idea of a Johnny Ramone guitar list is from Ian Harper’s site Rockometer.com, one of the very early Mosrite/Ramones resources.

However, since that site has not been updated for a long time here’s an up-to-date list of Johnny Ramone’s guitars.


on your tube!

The Ramones‘ entire career in video and audio files in chronological order – updated regularly!

The Cramps

on your tv-set!

The Cramps‘ entire career in video and audio files in chronological order – updated regularly!



Detailed views on some Mosrites…


Ventures II Slab

pickup replicas

Made to the exact specs of the original Mosrite Ventures II Slab pickup Johnny Ramone used to invent punk rock in 1974!