Up for sale, a 1990's Mosrite Ventures Model travel guitar with built-in-amp in near mint condition and perfect working order. Built in Japan at the Kurokumo factory, this mini Mosrite features a 3/4" size body and full 24 3/4" scale length with traditional tonewood construction, boasting a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.

The guitar is loaded with full-sized Mosrite-embossed single coil pickups and corresponding full-size bridge and Excellent-branded vibrato tailpiece. Most notably, the guitar has a built-in Taptone speaker with onboard distortion effect. The instrument has a distinct upper midrange jangle that translates well through the pickups and offers a wholly unique sonic texture that would be well suited for creative recording and songwriting situations. The speaker can be engaged independently from the output jack, and offers sparky clean tones or nasty, snarly, fuzzy distortion at the flip of a switch. Even with the addition of the built-in speaker, the guitar weighs only 7lbs. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this portable electric is incredibly fun to play, dialed in with fresh 10-46 strings.

The maple neck has Mosrite's signature slender and fast-feeling C shaped profile with a bit more shoulder and roundness as you travel up the thick slab rosewood fretboard. The profile measures .800" deep at the 1st fret and .870" at the 12th. The slender vintage-style frets are flawless with their full factory height, playing easily up the 24 3/4" scale. The fretboard measures 1 9/16" wide at the zero fret just forward of the aluminum nut. The headstock features the "Mosrite of California" logo oriented vertically. The Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch well, even with liberal use of the Excellent vibrato.

The body features original single coil pickups with embossed Mosrite covers, and the wiring harness boasts a three-way switch with a long baton. Additionally, a three-way mini toggle switch selects between Clean, Off, and Distortion for the built-in Taptone speaker. The speaker can be powered via a 9v adapter or 9v battery for portability (battery included). Cosmetic appointments are rounded out with a black three-ply pickguard with a touch of light pick scuffing and chrome Mosrite "M" knobs. The Excellent-branded Moseley vibrato has a smooth feel and an incredibly sensitive response, working in concert with the stock roller bridge with gleaming chrome plating. The gloss Pearl White finish has barely a scratch on it with a hint of yellowing in the clear coat, and the neck profile is equally pristine.

The original Mosrite-branded gigbag is included.

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Listed8 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Ventures Model Travel Guitar
Finish
  • Pearl White
Categories
Year
  • 1990s
Made In
  • Japan
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar

Seattle, WA, United States
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