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Lookie Whut I Found

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SurferJoe46, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. 100_0758.









    Inside that sticker it says:::

    Style - CELEBRITY
    Serial no. - Z-0423

    This instrument is guaranteed against faulty
    workmanship and defective materials
    Bakersfield, California
  2. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Pretty cool! Now quick, play some Buck Owens.
  3. Interesting! How does it sound?
  4. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Pretty cool find!

    You might have a tough time getting them to honor that guarantee if you need them to, though! :)
  5. Meddle


    Jul 27, 2009
    That is really awesome. Don't see those every day!
  6. It's got a crackle-y pot and a mismatched tuner on the D string, but it sounds purr-it-y nice. Woody with nice definition. Not boomy, but more thud-dy. The strings are pretty old and prolly dead - but it sounds a lot like Sir Paul's bass.

    Short scale and all - it plays easily enough, even for someone accustomed to longer necks. The brain just figgers it out almost instantly.

    Now --- youse guys know me and I don't like previously owned (used) things, so this is going on the sales block.

    I've done just a smidge of research so far, and it's a Celebrity Z-III model as I've found out --- and the case (did I forget to mention it has an original case?) and some of the case candy inside the case - says it's a 1967.

    From a Mosrite site::

  7. Nice!
  8. Very cool! Is that a hanger on the tuning keys?
  9. chicomalo


    Jul 17, 2012
    Escondido, CA
  10. Yeah --it's a leather strap.
  11. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Was it selling for less than $1000
  12. The strap? Yeah - a lot less than $1000.00.

    The bass is an 'almost-gift'.

    Kinda hard to 'splain - but right on the tip of my tongue.
  13. jbossolo


    Sep 22, 2011
    You're really gonna sell that beaut? I'd keep it!
  14. tbird99


    Jun 29, 2012
    Dalton, Ga
    If I were you dude I would keep that baby and remove the pickguard mm really sexy
  15. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Very Nice Bass. Mosrite has some cool history. I remember when I was a kid seeing the California surf band, "The Ventures" playing Mosrite guitars and bass on TV. At that time I only heard about Fenders and Gibsons. I thought they looked cool. It turns out that from 1963 to 1966, The Ventures had a business hand that was involved in promoting and actualy distributing Mosrite guitars. In 1967 they lost their distribution contact with Mosrite and went back to playing Fenders. I wonder what vintage your bass is?
  16. Nah --- it's gotta go to make way for Fender stuff. Besides - it's used and I don't wanna break in any new personal habits.

    I'll clean it 'n wax 'er till she shines and start the process.
  17. Uh...isn't that mistake #1 for a piece of vintage collectable gear?

    I don't know if that bass is vintage or collectable, but if it is you best leave it alone before you devalue it.

  18. OK - point taken.
  19. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Depends, I don't consider dirt and cigarette smoke on a finish as patina. Cleaning and polishing it shouldn't de-value it, altering it will. Cleaning can't really be considered alteration. The knobs have patina, re-painting them would be a no-no, etc.

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