1966 Sunburst Mosrite Ventures Model

Make: Mosrite
Model: Ventures Model
Colour: Sunburst
Year: 1966
Serial Number: 38XX
Case: Original/Missing Handle
Comments: All original and extremely good condition except for a one small ding on the back. Original sunburst paint has fine laquer checking that runs parallel to the strings. Paint on the neck is extremely checked and is peeling in one spot. To nice to play (looks like it has never been played (no belt marks on the back)), One definitely for the Vault.Mens New England Patriots Majestic Navy Blue End Zone Marled T-Shirt,Women’s Baltimore Ravens Nike Pink Breast Cancer Awareness V-Neck Tri-Blend T-Shirt,Men’s New York Jets Brandon Marshall Majestic Green Big & Tall Eligible Receiver Name and Number T-Shirt Cheap Jerseys free shipping.Women’s Pittsburgh Steelers Junk Food Gold Time Out Tank Top,Men’s San Diego Chargers Gray Regent Jersey Knit Pants cheap jerseys


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Price at 1966: $398.00 US Dollars + $54 for a hardcase.

The first “Official Ventures” guitar was available in 1963. The first model was a set neck, celluloid bound body with a large “The Ventures” logo on the headstock. They were available in red or sunburst only. The jack was on the side of the guitar and these are referred to as side jack models.

The necks were very thin and had extremely low frets known at Mosrite as speed frets. They had a zero fret and semi circular type metal string guide (nut). The vibrato unit on these early models was called a Vibramute and had a special muting mechanism near the bridge. The Ventures used this model on their January 1965 tour.

In 1964 the jack was moved on to the scratch plate and the body binding was dropped. The neck joint was changed to the bolt on type but the screw heads were covered by a metal plate and then eventually went to a standard type bolt on neck through the plate.

The Ventures logo became smaller in mid ’64 and the pick ups changed to show the Mosrite of California logo embossed on them, but with no R for registered trade mark.

Sometime in mid ’65 the vibrato unit is changed to a Moseley type, which is essentially the same unit but now being die cast and with Moseley embossed into it. The mute mechanism had long since disappeared.

Volume and tone knobs are changed to a “hat type” with an “M” stamped on top and are numbered from 1 to 5 with V and T. In ’66 the knobs are changed again to something very simlar but taller and without the V and T embossed in them. Also around this time the string guide is changed to a 1/4 round unit.

Necks are made from two or three pieces of rock maple but are still very thin with extremely small and low frets installed. Most Mosrites have had truss rod adjustment at the headstock end since early to mid 65 but in mid to late ’66 the truss rod adjustment is moved to the headstock end of all models inc the Ventures model and a plastic rod cover installed.

One comment on “1966 Sunburst Mosrite Ventures Model

  1. Tom Villaflor on said:

    Loved these pics.I have the same guitar with serial #3850.7 pickguard screws.Truss rod adj is at the body end .Neck pocket date is Oct65..Neck has June 66

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