SN: B590

ALL-ORIGINAL with case. Neck serial and neck/pocket dates all correspond to FEBRUARY 1966. The VENTURES II was originally designed as a 'student' i.e.less expensive, guitar. However, as the model developed the slab body took on a 'German Carve', the superb Moseley vibrato was added, along with improved, stronger pickups etc etc. But this s a REAL Mosrite. It is also now the best-known thanks to Johnny Ramone. (Beware of copies - this is not a fake Mosrite)

The finish is all original - the body has very little rubbing, no big scratches and unusually, zero buckle rash. Original Kluson tuners are smooth, pots/electrics work fine, vibrato is excellent.  Case is functional and original.

As my photos show, there is some wear the the back of the neck but this does not affect playability. Just got it back from having a new vintage refret (the only acceptable mod), strings and full pro luthier set up. Sounds and plays like a dream!

SHIPPING I am currently working in Paris, from where the guitar will be shipped. I have deliberately not specified shipping costs since there are so many variables. I would prefer to work directly with any seriously interested buyers to get the best possible deal for you. Happy to ship worldwide.  

DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME FOR ANY MORE INFO. Or if you are in Paris, come and play it. Free coffee always available.

Info below is from the excellent Mosrite forum:

Ventures II - German Carve Model (Identifying characteristics)
(built from Aug65 to ?) serial # go up to B700

• German carve body
• Moseley Vibrato
• Standard size parallel pickups without pole pieces. Has Mosrite of California embossed on Pickups (with "R" trademark)
• Volume and Tone knobs change to "hat type" with "M" stamped on top with V and T.
• Shorter in length than a Ventures MK I
• Standard MK I style Scratchplate adapted to parallel pickups.
• No truss cover on Headstock
• All MK II's have the Venture logo (MKII's were not in production when Venture endorsement deal ends in 1967)
• Misc info: Serial # B292 has neck date Dec 19, 1965, Serial # B349 has neck date Dec23, 1965.
• Neck pocket length change between B233 and B349 causing pickguard shape change and change in fret position at bottom of neck

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Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Ventures II
Solid Body
Made In:
United States

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Joined Jul 2015
PARIS, France

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PARIS, France
Joined: Jul 2015