Hey all. I just got my brand new japan Mosrite Mark I delivered today. First of all...
It's the vibramute tailpeice "Super Excellent '65" model. The neck is finished all around to match the body. The pickups are close to original Mosrite pickups while being somewhat akin to a jaguar. The finish is beautiful, the neck binding is fantastic, and the weight is balanced nicely. a tad neck heavy.
The electronics are eh. The volume pot drops the volume off all the way within half a turn, so i'll look into replacing it. The pickup switch feels rather cheap too, so i'll be changing that out along with the crappy kluson copy tuners.
My only real issue with the guitar is while it lacks a proper setup, after doing a super deep bend on the vibrato the guitar doesn't return immediately to pitch, i have to do a quick yank up on the bar and it resets itself perfectly in tune. A setup and possibly a stronger spring should fix this.
The tones are really nice. It's the perfect middle ground between my slightly hot and twangy strat and my much more mellow and 'round' mosrite hollowbody. I'll get some proper pictures of everything soon as well as some soundclips later on.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. i've waited something like 5 or 6 years to own a ventures style mosrite. I'm pretty much done with buying gear until i get in a proper band, and the need for something different arises.