The Ventures Mark l in Maroon.
1966 Mosrite The Ventures Mark 1.
This exceptionally rare, custom-color 'Maroon' Ventures Mark 1, weighs 9.20 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 25 inches. Solid alder body with 'German' carved top. Two-piece medium-profile rock-maple neck with a bound rosewood fretboard with metal nut, zero fret and 22 thin 'speed' frets and small white dot position markers. Specially shaped "Ventures Model" headstock with "Mosrite of California" and the Mosrite "M" logo decal in black. Single-layer black plastic truss-rod cover with two screws. Individual "double-line" Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. The serial number is stamped into the twenty-second fret of the guitar. Four-bolt neck plate. Two Mosrite single coil pickups with black plastic covers with "Mosrite of California" embossed on the lower edge and outputs of 11.70k and 11.01k. Three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard with seven screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on pickguard. Mosrite metal 'hat type' knobs. The potentiometers are both stamped "134 6647" (Centralab November 1966) and the neck pocket is stamped in black "OCT 13 1966". Mosrite bridge with six individually adjustable saddles and chrome-plated die-cast Mosely type vibrato unit tailpiece. The Maroon finish is bright and fresh and shows none of the usual fade associated with this very rare color. There are just a couple of very small surface marks but this super rare guitar is still in near mint (9.25) condition. Housed in it's original three-latch black & brown imitation Crocodile hardshell case with brown leather ends and red plush lining (8.50). (#1358)

Year Condition Color Case
1966 Near Mint Maroon Original Hard


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