only 50 of these salesman-models
were ever produced in '64 & '65
In the early 60's, California guitar manufacturer
Mosrite developed a futuristic-looking guitar
known as "The Ventures" model. The band utilized these
new Mosrite guitars on "Ventures in Space" in 1963. It was one
of their most influential albums because of the unique
When the Ventures approached Semie Moseley about
a special model, they wanted something like a STRAT.
Semie flipped over a Fender and traced a reverse
body. Moseley added other notable features like
a German carved edge relief he learned about
when working for Roger Rossmeisl at RIC, the
trademark angled fingerboard with the slanted-back
neck pick-up and the ultra-sensitive Vibramute.
This particular RED, WHITE & BLUE Mosrite has its
own unique history. Only 50 of these rare salesman-models
were produced between '64 & '65. A salesman would enter
a guitar shop and say... "Here's your Mosrite options and
by the way, these are the colors we offer... RED, WHITE or BLUE."
Mosrite guitars were played by many rock artists such as
Tommy Tedesco, Davie Allan, Kurt Cobain, Joe Maphis,
Larry Collins, The Ventures, The MC5, Iron Butterfly, Arthur Lee
and Johnny Ramone.
Before Jimmy Page rose to guitar rock-god status with the
Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, he was England's premier
session guitar player. Legend has it... during that period
in his studio guitar arsenal he was a proud owner of a
Mosrite Venture Guitar.