Unfortunately for players aspiring to johnny ramonestyle tones, the mosrite ventures ii is an impossibly rare guitar purportedly only 2530 originals were made. The mark ii johnny ramone forever guitar, the most collectable of the ramone models. Surf guitar music guitar guitar amp cool guitar playing guitar pat smear unique guitars vintage guitars making musical instruments. Johnny ramones mosrite a book extract just backdated. May 17, 2011 unfortunately for players aspiring to johnny ramonestyle tones, the mosrite ventures ii is an impossibly rare guitar purportedly only 2530 originals were made. The personallyowned and used red 1965 mosrite ventures v1 guitar, is signed on the body in black felt tip, best always, johnny ramone, 52290. The story of the ramones by the legendary everett true, whom i commissioned to write it for omnibus press in 2001. This complete electric guitar kit has a basswood body, with bolton maple neck and rosewood fretboard. Fender red 1970s stratocaster used in a live dub by johnny in 1985 fender blue sparkle mustang destroyed when the bands equipment van left a show, and the doors were accidentally left open. Since the ramones, mosrite has been associated with loud rocknroll as often as its been with ventures style surf music. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Johnny ramone had inspired many famous musicians to buy and play mosrite guitars or similar ones. They collaborated with future bandmate jeffrey hyman, later to become joey ramone, to form the ramones with richie stern on bass. As tommy ramone explains in his interviews in my book ramones. Fender red 1970s stratocaster used in a live dub by johnny in 1985 fender blue sparkle mustang destroyed when the bands equipment. John william cummings october 8, 1948 september 15, 2004, better known by his stage name johnny ramone, was an american guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the ramones. Production started in mid1965 and ended several months later with small production numbers. Johnny ramones mosrite guitar to feature at boston auction. Considering johnny ramones haircut, choice of guitars and the photo of the ramones taken in ann arbor with sonic smith and ron asheton, for john cummings the correct equation is emc5. This model was the inspiration for our custom shop mach two guitar. The guitars of johnny ramone the brown gold mosrite this guitar was a ventures ii similar to the blue and white guitars. In their road manager monte melnicks book about his time with the ramones, johnny is.
Though future incarnations of the mosrite brand made versions of johnnys guitar, they were far from punkrock priced. Johnny ramone cbgb mosrite guitar reproduction kit from ed. The mosrite guitar played by johnny ramone will be featured at a live auction event by boston, ma based rr auction this january. Im hoping you love your vintage mosrite guitars as much as i do. Apr 01, 2012 actually, johnny ramone is a pretty extraordinary figure when you come down to it a mythmaker revelling in his perceived toughness, a cleanliving convert to rock as salvation from crime and drugs the way so many other people use religion, a lifelong conservative in a nominally creative and progressive field, a xenophobic although not. Many famous guitarists have used mosrite guitars including kurt cobain, johnny ramone, joe maphis, buck trent, and many more. Signed by the ramones vintage mosrite ventures guitar. Johnny ramones white mosrite with images ramones, johnny. Genuine mosrite mark ii guitars are what johnny ramone played for his entire career. It has the johnny ramone pickup configuration, but unlike johnny s, the neck pu a seymour duncan mini humbucker is connected and it sounds great. Vintage mosrite 1965 ventures solid body electric guitar. I know that few will agree with me, but i believe that the mosrite ventures design is at least equal to fenders strat. Johnny ramone cbgb mosrite guitar reproduction kit from ed roman.
The official johnny ramone signature mosrites tym guitars. Johnny and semie moseley founder of mosrite guitars in the ramones book an. Soundtrack of our lives, johnny used to be first a bass guitar player. Apparently, its pretty rare to come across a mij mosrite mk ii with the ventures ii sticker. Heres latest info of the johnny ramone guitar model, theyre also signed by.
And of course he has influenced people to start playing in general. The ramones also played a big deal in popularising mosrite, because the mark ii model was one of johnny ramones favorite guitars. But with its thin and lightningfast neck, the mosrite was the perfect vehicle for johnnys gatlinggun, modulating powerchord approach. This is the model that johnny ramone of the ramones was mostly known to play.
Buy keychain guitar mosrite johnny ramone the ramones. Mosrite white ventures 2 custommade for johnny by mosrite founderowner semie moseley in the late 1980s. On the same trip, dee dee bought a danelectro bass. Cheap mosrite guitars, find mosrite guitars deals on line. Tell me about mosrite guitar pickups the gear page. Raised in queens, new york, johnny ramone founded one of the most influen.
The autobiography of johnny ramone by johnny ramone. But the element of johnnys style that most fans recognize apart from his trademark spreadeagle stance is his mid60s mosrite ventures iis. This was the new photogenic model that he spent several years designing with mosrite. The white mosrite at the guitars of johnny ramone tom hearn photo. See more ideas about vintage guitars, guitar and cool guitar. Order your copy of the number one bestselling punk book of all time. See more ideas about guitar, vintage guitars and cool guitar. Army, i soon met a guy in bravo company, 334th armor named garth abatiel. This is a mosrite japan version of the unofficial johnny ramone mosrite that was available for some time before the others came along. Ramone, who replaced dee dee ramone in 1989 and played with the ramones from then until the end of the group in 1996 guitar plays and sounds great. Mosrite is my primary live guitar, through an ampeg v2 amp and two ampeg v series 4x12s both respeakered with celestion greenbacks. Johnny ramone was known for favoring mosrite, an american guitar brand known for their association with 1960s pop and rock music. Alternately praised as shocking, lurid, insolent, funny, rowdy and brilliant, theres a reason this book is a classic. Since the ramones, mosrite has been associated with loud rocknroll as often as its been with venturesstyle surf music.
The mosrite ventures ii was the guitar favoured by johnny ramone and he is quoted as saying i bought mosrites because they were the cheapest guitars in the store. Mosrite the ventures 1965 pearl white guitar for sale. Mosrite ventures ii mk ii johnny ramone blue sparkle, made in. Mosrite electric guitars mark ii sold contact us for more options this mosrite mark ii electric is a modern version of the classic favored by everyone from buck owens to hendrix to the ventures. He died from prostate cancer on september 15, 2004. Like the mark ii jr, this also has the specified neck humbucker, bridge single coil. In fact, mosrite has stated that these may be the last run of johnny ramones models. Snow white ventures ii model with stop tailpiece, dimarzio single coil bridge pickup, seymour duncan neck mini humbucker pickup, and gotoh tuners. Mosrite gospel case, comes with mosrite gospel logo on case. The ventures, johnny ramone, joe maphis, jimi hendrix, iron butterfly, kurt cobain, davie allan and many many more axemen and women have sported these fine guitars. Mosrite were long associated with the 1960s pop and rock scene and one of their guitars, the ventures model, was named after the band who used and helped to popularise it. When i was shipped to erlangen, germany in february of 1982 for my overseas tour of duty in the u.
Yeah, i know it says the ventures model on the headstock but as far as im concerned, it should say the johnny ramone model. The japanese companies had been making these since the early to mid nineties in this johnny spec which copied the slab. Some guy playing his guitar along to ramones records. It was later painted goldsparkle and used as a second guitar on the acid eaters tour and sporadically thereafter. Alternately praised as shocking, lurid, insolent, funny, rowdy and brilliant. The kit comes with all the hardware you will need to build a reproduction of this guitar. Like the mark ii jr, this also has the specified neck humbucker, bridge single coil and tuneomatic bridge. The date johnny ramone bought his first guitar is well documented, mainly because johnny the consummate professional kept records. White mosrite ventures ii miniature guitar replica uk seller clonline 5 out of 5 stars 34. Johnny ramones mosrite a book extract an extract from hey ho lets go. The mosrite ventures used by johnny ramone, guitarist of the ramones rare. May 15, 2017 the ramones also played a big deal in popularising mosrite, because the mark ii model was one of johnny ramone s favorite guitars.
Immediately this guitar had a stop tailpiece put on, and the tuning machines changed from the stock kluson to a heavier grover model. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the bands entire career. Mosrite johnny ramone forever limited edition the last project the late johnny ramone was working on with mosrite became this commemorative, limited edition. The book s final chapter, in which johnny details his battle with cancer, is genuinely moving. Thank you, the roman guitars staff roman guitars is located at 3485 west harmon avenue, suite 110, las vegas, nevada 89103. The guitars of johnny ramone the white mosrite 19771996 the famous white mosrite was bought to replace the stolen blue one. It was obtained in late 1983early 1984 and was the main backup guitar until late 1989. Bass used electric guitars, guitar books, best guitarist, custom guitars. All please kill me posts pkm faves 0 comments 0 johnnys blue mosrite. The date johnny ramone bought his first guitar is well documented, mainly because johnny the consummate professional kept records about everything.
Make offer mark moseley, mosrite records,8 x 10 press photo book 2 miniature guitar model mosrite see ebay store for your favourite guitars. Inspired by the mosrite mark ii guitar as rocked by johnny ramone ramones, this kit has that familiar offset silhouette made famous by the ventures, the shadows, ramones and elliot eastern the cars. Theres something creepy about the deaths of the original band members. Back in 1996 i had the privilege of being at a ceremony where johnny ramone would kick off the new johnny ramone mosrite signature models. Musikalischer einflussbearbeiten quelltext bearbeiten. The japanese companies had been making these since the early to mid nineties in this johnny spec which copied the slab body mk ii johnny used for more of the ramones career. The kit comes with all the hardware you will need to build a. John william cummings october 8, 1948 september 15, 2004, known professionally as. There are 23 frets, including a zero fret for more uniform tone on open strings.
The mosrite ventures used by johnny ramone, guitarist of the. Of course, if i had a couple of grands lying around, i would get the original 1965 my birth year mosrite ventures series in blue and turne it into a b52s ricky wilson guitar. Mosrite 50th anniversary case, fits all german carve models, ventures. Its a sleek, pared down player with a basswood body, loaded with two single coil pickups. This mosrite mark ii electric is a modern version of the classic favored by everyone from buck owens to hendrix to the ventures. Cheap mosrite guitars, find mosrite guitars deals on line at. On the same trip colvin bought a danelectro bass, which he later smashed. Mosrite ventures ii mk ii johnny ramone blue sparkle, made. Johnny ramone s mosrite a book extract an extract from hey ho lets go. Solid body free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Johnny ramone forever mosrite deluxe version my les. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Make offer mark moseley, mosrite records,8 x 10 press photo book 2.408 1113 702 906 1044 616 831 166 69 799 1048 69 419 1386 495 864 6 499 1361 93 494 1178 263 44 931 1085 1005 1096 1338 1399 908 448 849 1410