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The real Ventures Model Mosrite was extremely short lived.
In fact "The Ventures" supposedly didn't get paid their royalties on the
few that were made.
Mosrite is probably one of the most copied
brands of guitars out there besides Fender & Gibson!!!
I have seen over 50 brands names like Dillion,
Madore, Aria, Wosrite, Excellent, Fernandes, Guitar Punk, Moserite,
Mosrita, Mosright, Tokai, Jay Turser, Wilson Brothers, Univox,
Sunsmile, and many others too numerous to mention and there are many
who actually go right ahead and actually copy the name. Every
year at NAMM I see yet another couple of Mosrite copies.
The Kings of the copy guitars is of course
Ibanez, They copied hundreds of companies during the 70's. Many of
their copies were better than the originals. I believe their Gibson
copies (At least 100 different models were far better than the
originals) For some unknown reason I don't think Ibanez ever
The only copy I have seen that I thought was
decent was the one that Nokie Edwards is making
"The Hitchhiker" That guitar feels and
plays like a real Mosrite it also sports Seymour Duncan custom
designed Nokie Edwards pickups. (I have decided to carry it
myself) I don't feel it will compete with Mosrite because it costs a
great deal more.
Most of the copy brands are pretty poor.
occasionally someone comes out with a direct forgery. currently
there is one coming out of New York & our New York Attorneys are
getting ready to serve this little maggot papers so be careful if
you see one on ebay because real Mosrite dealers are not allowed to
sell Mosrite on Ebay new or used.
<<<<<< News Flash >>>>>>
Nokie Edwards & Ed Roman
Nokie's "Hitchhiker Guitar"
If Any Guitar Represented As A Mosrite
Has The Name "Hallmark" Or "Excellent"
IT IS A FAKE
Ed Roman's Childhood Musical Experience
The first band I ever saw in my entire life was a
band called "The Shades" it was the early 60's, They were playing outside on the
baseball diamond at Veterans Park School in Ridgefield Connecticut. I was 12
years old, This was 2 full years before the Beatles.
The members of this band were Gordon Springer,
Chas Wergeles, Richie Haight and Eddie Sossei. They all wore these really cool
wraparound dark sunglasses hence the name "The Shades."
They were a Ventures cover band at the time and I
was transfixed in total awe with the sound of those guitars. If I live to be
1000 years old I will never forget that sound, the expressions on their faces.,
It was then I knew that I wanted to be around music and guitars my whole life. I
didn't even know how to play at the time but that night as I sat there watching
them play I was totally mesmerized and completely taken with what I was seeing
The next time I saw them they had changed their
name to the "Gospel Truths" & Eddie Sossei had been replaced by Gino Zenobia I
think, but they were still great. They were singing & doing Dave Clark 5,
Beatles & Searchers music but I never forgot that first night when they were
playing, Peter Gunn, Walk Don't Run, Pipeline, Penetration, Outer Limits, Sheba, Perfidia, No
Trespassing, Space Race etc etc....
If any of the members or friends of this band
happen to read this I would love to post a picture of them here.
If you Remember "The
Shades" Then you also will recognize these guys in the picture
"The Boss Blues" 1965
Sal Salgado, Mark Payuk R.I.P. Pete Bennet,
Austin Grasmere R.I.P. Vinnie Howley
If you remember this band, give Ed Roman a
I'm still in touch with most of them !!!