Late 1990's Mosrite of California

VMG-1450-W "The Ventures" Reissue
Made in Japan
Built by Kurokumo - The Official Licensees for Mosrite at the time

Alder Body w German Top Carve & Moseley Tremelo
Weight: 8 lbs 9 oz's
Nut Width: 1.58
Radius: 12"
Scale: 24.75"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.81
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.84
Comes in original Black Mosrite Hard Case w Factory Paperwork

*** Professionally Set Up and Dialed in for Optimal Tone and Playability. The frets have been polished and shine like new.

One look at this guitar and your mind conjures up surf tones of the sixties, but this Mosrite 1965 The Ventures Reissue is so much more than just a surfer's guitar...

Here we have one of the classics, built with impeccable Japanese craftsmanship and professionally dialed in and ready to go on stage or hit the studio. This killer Mosrite VMG-1450-W "The Ventures" Model reissue from the highly sought after and celebrated "Excellence Series" These guitar were built with an attention to detail and construction that rival some of the best Mosrites I have played. The look and feel of these guitars is spectacular and I feel that these are consistently great guitars.  Then high quality Alder body with iconic German Top Carve sounds incredible and resonates well. The neck is perfectly straight and everything works flawlessly. The pickups are strong and sound great.These guitars have a character, feel, vibe, and mojo all their own. The neck is slim and fast but still feels substantial in your palm. The speed comes from the super low frets (think late 50's Les Paul Custom Fretless Wonder). There is no doubt that vintage guitars sound better than anything on the planet. Something about old woods and electronics just have a certain magic. These dual single coils offer warm and mellow vintage tones that are perfect for just about anything, but don't let the cute looks fool you. This guitar can growl when driven and rock with the best of them.  This guitar has been cared for throughout her life. This is evidenced by the original frets being in such good condition. There is no pitting on the fret board and the body has only light wear. This sweet guitar is definitely in excellent condition and has only a few little dings and play-wear includin one on the back by the edge of the horn that can be seen in the pics. The true lacquer finish has some agin and creaminess to it that gives it even more true vintage MOJO. The finish has aged slightly but it is not buttery, just a sweet creamy dream. The tremolo bar and hardware are in perfect working order and the pick-guard has no cracks and is in stellar condition as well. Comes with original hard case and was just restrung with fresh strings. This beauty is just in need of a loving home so she can show off all the creamy tone and killer looks she has to offer.

  • Mosrite of California VMG-1450-W "The Ventures Model" Reissue in a Beautiful White Finish
  • Excellent Overall Condition
  • Comes with Original Mosrite Hard Case.
  • All Electronics Work Perfect and Sound Great
  • Neck is Perfectly Straight & Plays Nicely!!

It has just been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal tone and playability. It has low action with no buzzing or dead spots and is an absolute joy to play. It has been deep cleaned and detailed. All guitars will arrive looking and playing great. The frets have been leveled / dressed / polished and the fingerboard was cleaned. (Unfinished Rosewood and Ebony boards get treated with Fret Doctor - a proprietary all natural oil that is the best on the market) It has brand new strings, the action was adjusted, the intonation is spot on and it plays excellent. All the electronics work flawlessly.

**** We stand behind every guitar we sell and have consistently delivered quality that beats most people expectations, earning us a reputation for quality that is unrivaled. Simply put “good enough” isn’t good enough for The Guitar Dude’s standards and we try and make every guitar be at its absolute BEST to deliver on our promise.

* Neck is perfectly straight and the truss rod works with no issues

* Intonation is spot-on

* It has been professionally set up with nice low action & new American made strings.

* If needed, the frets will be dressed leveled & crowned

* All frets are polished prior to shipping when they are set up - They will shine like new!

***Please note that international shipping prices listed are minimum quotes in some cases. Certain countries are more expensive and will require additional shipping costs. Express services such as UPS, DHL & FedEx are also available, Please contact me for a personalized quote.

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We recognize and accept a 7 day return policy as per Reverb guidelines, BUT intentions of the return must be communicated in writing within 3 day of receiving the guitar as indicated by the tracking. Unless the guitar is not as described, ORIGINAL & RETURN SHIPPING COSTS INCURRED (NOT CHARGES) WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. There is a 10% Re-stocking fee for ALL guitars that are returned for ANY reason outside of damage from shipping or it arrives not as described. Please note that we record demo videos to make sure our guitars go out exactly as we describe them with zero issues. We understand that feeling comfortable is vital to the purchase of a guitar/bass so in any case, additional measurements or in hand descriptions are available prior to purchase/shipping. Thats said, guitars travel a great distance some times and in transit things can happen. Also guitars acclimate to new environments and this can cause a need for a new set up or minor adjustment. It is acceptable and normal if there is for instance a tiny bit of buzzing or the need to adjust a truss rod. We are in south Florida and if you are in a colder or less humid environment it is almost to be expected. Please read our feedback and see what our customers say. The guitar MUST BE RETURNED IN THE EXACT CONDITION it was advertised/received or it is subject to additional costs & or repair fees. We are not a big chain shop, I hope you understand. If you are uncomfortable with these terms please do not purchase. There are plenty big chain shops that can absorb free trials and shipping. 

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I offer a super relaxed layaway plan on certain guitars, that can be custom built to fit your budget and needs. It can be extended beyond 30 days in certain situations. If you are interested in a layaway plan, please contact me for full details.

Listed4 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
  • The Ventures VMG-1450-W
  • Aged White
  • 1990's
Made In
  • Japan

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