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Guitars.

Mosrite

Serial Numbers

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Ventures (Mark I)

guitar, bass & 12-string

1963-74

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.

Ventures II/Mark V

guitar, bass & Mel-O-Bar

1965–69

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.

The last U.S.A. years

guitar & bass

1976–95

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.

Hey Ho, Let's Go

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.

Ramones

on your tube!

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

Mosrite Showcase

Guitar

Show­case

Detailed views on some Mosrites…

Mosrite 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!

The guitars of

Johnny Ramone

Here is a playlist that shows the Ramones‘ entire career in video and audio files in chronological order – updated regularly!

Nearly all these videos can be found on YouTube or Vimeo and are hosted by YouTube or Vimeo.

Mosrite 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!