Rare Johnny Ramone Guitar Sells For $71K
. (Classic Rock) A rare guitar owned by Johnny Ramone has sold at auction in the US for $71,000. The red 1965 Mosrite Ventures V1, pictured, was one of nine Mosrites owned by the Ramones man who died in 2004 from prostate cancer. It's autographed "Best always, Johnny Ramone, 5/22/90." It was auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.
Their executive VP Bobby Livingston says in a statement: "One of just nine Mosrite guitars owned by Johnny Ramone known to exist - it's not surprising that it was able to achieve such an impressive figure."
Auction notes indicate the instrument was the guitarist's chosen six-string for TV appearances in the 80s and had been modified by Ramone - with a new tremolo system and a DiMarzio FS-1 bridge pickup added. Read more here.
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