CJ Ramone's Mosrite Mark-II Deluxe
Gorgeous white-bodied Mosrite Mark-II Deluxe electric guitar personally-owned by CJ Ramone, the bass-player for legendary punk band the Ramones, signed on the body in black felt tip. Reverse of headstock signed in black felt tip by Noriyuki Yusa, the owner of the Fillmore Company Limited.
Included with the guitar: a beige fitted baseball cap with orange embroidered Ramones logo and presidential seal, signed on the brim in black felt tip by CJ Ramone, who adds a face sketch; a large group of 50 black and white CJ Ramone guitar and bass picks, with one "Ramones" pick; three patches, three stickers, and one pin featuring the "CJ Ramone, American Punk" logo; five backstage and all-access passes issued to "CJ Ramone"; a pair of "Ramones" stickers; and an unopened CD for CJ Ramone's debut solo album, Reconquista. In fine condition. Accompanied by a Mosrite hardshell carrying case. From the collection of Ramones head of security and driver Gene Frawley.
About this guitar, CJ writes: "On February 18, 2010, I did a show in Tokyo, Japan, with my band. After the show was over, I was informed that my Mosrite CJ Ramone Model Prototype Bass #CJ000 was stolen from the venue. Having more shows to complete, we needed to arrange a bass for me to use for the rest of the tour.
The following day, we went to the Fillmore/Mosrite Guitar shop. Mr. Yusa worked as a Master Guitar builder for Semie Mosley at Mosrite Guitars and is the owner of Fillmore/Mosrite Guitars. The local newspapers had covered the story of the bass being stolen the night before.
Mr. Yusa presented me with a Mosrite Silver Sparkle Deluxe Bass to replace the stolen prototype so the tour could continue. I was also presented with this White Mark II Deluxe Model Guitar Serial #BD 019. This guitar has been in my collection since and has been used on the Mosrite Rebirth CD, Reconquista and Last Chance to Dance."