Three CraViolas were offered

Dating mosrite guitars

These combined tube output with transistorized components. The first Hagstrom electrics actually came to the U. Mosrite Guitars Two years after his bankruptcy, Semie was able to get back the Mosrite name, and in he started making guitars again in Pumpkin Center near Bakersfield. The cabinet grille had eight round cutouts.

Both channels had master volumes, plus two, four or eight-ohm output. Virtually all Japanese manufacturers followed. These had a strange asymmetrical shape with a pear shape, no waist on the bass side and sharp waist and almost cutaway taper on the treble.

An adjustable finetune bridge with round saddles sat in front of a Jazzmaster-style vibrato. Controls were on the back, with two channels for bass and normal. The bridges were similar to the mustache version on the Country Western.

Aria and Univox Les Paul

The amp was a mean two-channel S. These were promoted with a flyer that sported a muscular black model with naked torso looking for all the world like Isaac Hayes, the man behind the popular movie Shaft. This was identical to the Aria T. Tempo guitars and amps offered in included three nylon-stringed guitars, three steel-stringed guitars, and two solidstate amplifiers. Semie Moseley was a great guitar builder and innovator, but struggled as a businessman.

The tremolo was a somewhat

The tremolo was a somewhat dodgy transistorized affair. Aria and Univox Les Paul copies began to hit the U. But by the end of the decade, the collapse of the fad left them holding the squeeze-box, as it were.

Also, at some point the pickups were changed to the distinctive twin-coil humbuckers with metal sides and a see-through pink insert on top. After some meandering, the Folk Revival picked up at the end of the decade, creating a growing market for acoustic guitars. Joining them were the Badazz guitar and bass, the Effie thinline, another Coily thinline guitar and bass, and the Naked and Precisely basses. When they began, their production was all custom, handmade guitars, built in garages, tin storage sheds, wherever the Moseleys could put equipment. Something as subtle as a red vs an orange label could be the difference of a few years.