(SOLD) Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995

Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995
Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar Black 1995

Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar, black, made in Japan circa 1995. So small, so cool. Mosrite guitars came out of California in the 1960s, featuring innovative, surf inspired designs and premium craftsmanship. They hit the the big time when they landed in the hands of surf rock royalty The Ventures. In 1960s Japan, The Ventures were even bigger than The Beatles, and so it followed that Mosrite guitars became in huge demand. Eventually production on the brand moved to Japan, and so in the 90s, this little weirdo was born. It's based on the famed Ventures model, but... it's very miniature. They didn't mess around with quality at all though: the german carve body, perfect fretwork and high quality hardware all attest to the fact that this is no toy. It's strung up with 11-49 strings and tuned A-A, which puts the tone somewhere between a regular electric guitar and a mandolin. Unlike some other small size guitars, it holds tune really convincingly and the intonation up the neck is accurate. The pickups are a legit set of Mosrite soapbar single coils, so when you plug it in it delivers a rich, thick chime with heaps of sparkle and body. This is a really fun and quirky little piece, it'll surely be a fun little addition to your stash.

Model: Mosrite Mini Octave Guitar
Made: Japan, 1995 approx (no serial on these)
Finish: black, gloss poly
Body: solid wood, species unverified
Weight: 1.765kg
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 16.5" scale length, 16" radius, C shape
Mods: none
Pickups: Mosrite soapboar style single x2
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has some scuffs on the end. . The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor dimples on the back. The back has some minor dimples along the back and bottom edge as well as widespread light scuffs. The sides have minor scuffs around the whole body and some dimples near the jack and on the top horn. The front has some dimples near the jack and on the top horn and some scuffs on the guard and horns from play. Overall: very good condition (8/10)

Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings and tuned A-A. 

 


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