(SOLD) Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990

Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990
Mosrite Ventures MkI '65 Reissue Black/Sunburst Kurokumo 1990

Mosrite Ventures, made around 1990 by Kurokumo, black and burst. Mosrite rose to fame in the 1960s alongside the surf rock boom, becoming a household name thanks to an endorsement from surf giants The Ventures. They went on to become the most popular boutique guitar in the world for a while there, and continued to find favour with notable players from Robert Smith to Kurt Cobain in subsequent decades. The company has a turbulent history, so ascertaining exactly what model you have and when and where it was made can be quite challenging. This example, as best as I can tell from the bridge, pickup covers, knobs and switch tip, inlays, neck shape, decals and serial, is a late 80s to early 90s Japanese Kurokumo-made model. We've had plenty of other Mosrites through, but what I like about this one is the neck: it's nice and comfy. It's slim, but it widens a bit more as you get up the neck than other Ventures we've had, so it's pretty intuitive and feels good in the hands. The tone is great too: angular and snappy but with a nice girth and richness to it. The black front looks great, but turn it around... surprise sunburst! It's unexpected, but most welcome. This looks amazing and is in pretty tip-top shape, so it'll surely but a smile on your dial.

Model: Mosrite Kurokumo Ventures MkI
Made: Japan, 1990 approx (serial 5612)
Finish: black front, sunburst back, gloss poly
Body: basswood  (not verified)
Weight: 3.680kg
Neck: maple, one piece rosewood board, 25" scale length, 16" radius, C shape, 40mm nut, 50mm wide at 12th, 20mm deep at 1st fret, 22mmn deep at 12th fret
Mods: none
Pickups: Mosrite soapbar single coil x2
Case: basic hard case

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some light scuffs on the end and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has no major marks, just some dimples on the bottom edge, elbow area and near the neck plate. The sides have some dimples in the elbow area and scuffs near the jack. The front has dimples in the elbow area and around the tailpiece and some play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)

Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets are in good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.



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