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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by JMFan » Sun May 26, 2019 6:03 pm

Oh how could I not include this. My other Mosrite. My vintage Mosrite Mark V which I think is a 1966 vintage.

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun May 26, 2019 10:42 pm

Lovely Mosrites! One of my biggest regrets was passing on a $700 1966/1967 (semi?)hollow - I don’t remember the model name. I was blown away by the tremolo system. I’d always wanted to try one but didn’t expect great things, always assuming it was the same as a Bigsby. That Mosrite system blows any Bigsby I’ve ever tried into space and a million pieces. An almost comical range those things - I was doing what to me (but probably nobody else who would ever hear them) Eddie Van Halen tricks with it. It was a great guitar.

I had a Hi Flier for a little while and that’s like as close as I’ve ever gotten.

Interestingly, the Mosrite I passed on was purchased by an OSG member on eBay so at least I know it found a good home. Seeing that NGD thread blew my mind.

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by MT » Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 am

That Mk V is nice. Since we’re posting Mosrites, here’s my Avenger.

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Post by JMFan » Mon May 27, 2019 9:20 pm

MT how do you like your Avenger? I like mine but mine is different. The dots are large like Zen-On Morales dot markers are. I think when Zen-On became Firstman they had leftover fretboards with big dots and used them at first to make my Avenger. I have seen two other on the internet like mine. It sounds fine and plays well so no big deal for me. Avengers are fine guitars.

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed May 29, 2019 12:10 am

MT wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:09 am
That Mk V is nice. Since we’re posting Mosrites, here’s my Avenger.

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What’s the difference between a Ventures and an Avenger?

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by JMFan » Wed May 29, 2019 5:51 pm

Avengers was made by Firstman. The first Japanese Mosrite. The Ventures is just the name of the band on any Mosrite. There may be some Avengers with The Ventures decals on them.

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by MT » Wed May 29, 2019 11:52 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
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What’s the difference between a Ventures and an Avenger?
From the little I understand, Avengers are Japanese made and were first built under the Firstman brand which then became Mosrite Japan.

Mine feels basically like any of the other Mosrites I’ve played at Tym Guitars. This one has a nice neck shape (still has the tiny width at the nut though) and has enough fret life that you can still do bends. Most of the old ones I’ve played had low frets but this one is nice to play.

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu May 30, 2019 2:29 am

Well it definitely looks awesome

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by lhwarp » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:05 pm

Sorry, no offsets here... Only Lefties... ???

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But the situation will evolve in the offset direction... ;)

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by MT » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:28 pm

Nice. Very nice. 8)

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by valley_parade » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Filtertrons in a Dano, that's a pretty unique setup.

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Post by andy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:11 pm

You could say I like sunburst
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Post by ryanfender » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:03 pm

My current family (not pictured: newly acquired 1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass amp)

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2017 Fender Jazzmaster 65 AVRI
1999 Fender Telecaster American Standard w/ Rocketfire PUs
1990 Gibson J-200

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Swart Atomic Space Tone with vintage glass
1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by Flesh » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:13 am

my offset family:

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https://i.imgur.com/97cjx2D.jpg

A Musuar is missing in this picture. Thank you to all for sharing their beautiful guitars here! :-*

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Re: Post pics of your guitar family

Post by MT » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:35 am

Shell Pink Jag. :-*

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