SN: N00177



I picked this one from my collection to have “rejuvenated” by Kevin Smith of TONESMITH Guitars in Minnesota. Kevin is one of the most creative and competent guitar builders I know. He is the guy chosen by VOX/Korg to build their “reissue” limited edition guitars a few years back.

This Mosrite Guitar.

Semie Moseley is my GUITAR HERO. He was creative, innovative, and independent. But most of all, He Never Backed Down. This guitar is a great example of his ability to adapt to a changing market especially during a time when cultural changes happened almost daily and were reflected in the music being played.

This model, the “500 Bluesmaker”, along with the “Stereo 350”, built in the early 1970’s were what many called his “hippy” guitars designed by Semie to give the rock guitar player a solid body “cooler” Mosrite guitar. They both had custom electronics that was featured on many guitars of this time period. Look at the ad attached to this listing. Suddenly the beach boy has long hair, beard, and is wearing a black turtle neck and he is standing on a California hillside. The change has come.


1.      The body is solid Mahogany

2.       The neck is bolt-on Maple.

4.      Fretboard is Brazilian Rosewood.

5.      Tuners are high quality original Grovers.

6.      Has side mounted input jack (has been replaced).

7. Has Mosrite compensated bridge with individual adjustable pole saddles with Rosewood and aluminum stop tailpiece.

8. Has 23 Medium frets plus zero fret.

This new enhanced Bluesbender has these features:

1.   New finish. Burgundy Mist Metallic on body.

2.   New binding Top and Back of body have been bound.

3.   New pickups. TV JONES Power-tron pickups. “The Power’Tron was born out of our desire to create a pickup that has the character of a PAF-style humbucker yet retains the essence of a Filter’Tron. It sounds a little bit darker and somewhat gnarlier, with more windings — as much as a PAF humbucker — for hotter output. Mixing the vintage tone of a golden-age PAF with the rockabilly twang of a late-'50s Filter'Tron. Full body and a clear top end that is naturally dynamic. Digging in reveals a chunky low-end breakup paired with a barky top-end grit that sounds amazing through a tube amp. This is a great choice if you like the overall Filter’Tron sound but want more guts and glory than usually provided by lower output pickups.


This is now an amazingly beautiful Mosrite guitar with all the attitude it deserves.


Non-original case.

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Bluesbender 500
  • Burgundy Mist Metallic
  • 1972
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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