Lot #9227
Dee Dee Ramone Signed Mosrite Bass Guitar

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Estimate: $1600+

Description

Vintage cream-bodied Mosrite Ventures electric bass guitar signed upside down on the body in black felt tip by Dee Dee Ramone, with an artistic design of Ramone’s head with trademark shout of “1234!” painted below. Bass is missing knobs, the pickups and bridge are not original, and there are affixed labels to head and reverse of body. The 'head' artwork was added later to cover a signature by Barbara Zampini, Dee Dee's second wife. In very good condition, with extensive wear from use including scuffing, chipping, and yellowing to portions of paint; the rough condition adds to the item's overall 'punk' aesthetic. Accompanied by a hardshell carrying case.

After leaving the Ramones in 1989 to pursue a brief hip-hop career, founding member Douglas Colvin, aka Dee Dee Ramone, transitioned from bass to guitar and formed the Ramones tribute band The Ramainz with Marky Ramone, CJ Ramone, and Zampini, whom he married in 1997. Given his fervent departure from the instrument later in his career, basses signed by Dee Dee remain especially rare and highly coveted by collectors.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #584 - Ended June 18, 2020





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