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I plan on getting a job this summer and I've been looking at a few guitars to maybe save up for.

One of these guitars is the Mosrite Ventures guitar. My question is, would I be better off buying the actual model made by Mosrite or the cheaper version (copy?) made by Eastwood guitars.

Mosrite Ventures: http://www.mosriteguitars.com/models.html

Eastwood model: http://eastwoodguitars.com/GTRs/sidejack-DLX/images/sidejack-dlx-big/0320sidejackdlxblackFINAL.jpg

Are there any other copies of the guitar I could look at?
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i would say it would be better to get the real deal. They are really beautiful! which color are you looking at getting? the red and blue ones sure are perdy!
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There's only like two stores in the US that stock actual Mosrites (besides vintage/used). And the only one that ships across the country is Ed Roman in Las Vegas and (1) he's a complete tool and (2) buying from him is expensive as balls.

I'd personally go the Eastwood route, but I know that there's a guy on the forums (I can't remember his name) that could tell you everything about Mosrites, and he'd say that the Eastwoods don't sound anything like real Mosrites. But I personally wouldn't care cause I don't even know what a Mosrite's supposed to sound like.
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i would say it would be better to get the real deal. They are really beautiful! which color are you looking at getting? the red and blue ones sure are perdy!


I was looking at getting the one in red. But I decided to look more at a used Eastwood. Why used? The older issues of the guitar have a stop bar fixed bridge, and I would prefer to not have a tremolo bar.
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There's only like two stores in the US that stock actual Mosrites (besides vintage/used). And the only one that ships across the country is Ed Roman in Las Vegas and (1) he's a complete tool and (2) buying from him is expensive as balls.

I'd personally go the Eastwood route, but I know that there's a guy on the forums (I can't remember his name) that could tell you everything about Mosrites, and he'd say that the Eastwoods don't sound anything like real Mosrites. But I personally wouldn't care cause I don't even know what a Mosrite's supposed to sound like.


Yeah, That's me and yes I do search for "Mosrite" In the search bar... So here I am to fill the OP in.

Eastwoods do not sound like Mosrite guitars at all. I played one in 2008, I put it back on the wall and waited about 3 years before I bought a real Mosrite like the Mark V that Ricky H Wilson (My favorite guitarist) Played. And my model still doesn't have its electronics (I bought it as a project) And I can tell that it has the sound I wanted!

Anyway, The other store in America that stocks reissue Mosrites is Front Porch Music in Bakersfield, California. The website is www.frontporchmusic.net And the store owner, Artie, Has a big vintage Mosrite collection.

Also, Here's a song in which one can hear the sound of a Mosrite Mark V. The pitch is off though, Sadly - Its too low. I'm not sure how big the sound difference is between the Ventures and Mark V models.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEt8u33x8SA&feature=related

And OP, If you want a copy then you can look into a Hallmark 60 Custom. They're affordable - $1,000 - And they come with a case.

www.hallmarkguitars.com

However, If you don't want a Hallmark and still want a Mosrite reissue you could go with a Mosrite Gospel Mark V reissue. I've seen them as low as $900 on eBay.
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#6
This month's Premier Guitar has a review of the Hallmark Johnny Ramone Signature. They gave it 4/5 and said "This is a great guitar for chugging punk, garage rock, and fuzzy indie." It may be worth a gander.