Johnny Ramone’s Mosrite guitar up for auction

Johnny Ramone’s Mosrite guitar up for auction

An auction from Boston-based RR Auction features Johnny Ramone’s ‘Number One’ Mosrite guitar. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was personally owned and used by Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) for nearly two decades as the guitarist for punk rock legends the Ramones. The guitar’s back is signed, “Johnny Ramone, My Main Guitar, 1977-1996.” It was played at every Ramones performance until his retirement: from November 1977 through August 1996, for approximately 1,985 shows. The instrument was used on all 15 Ramones albums and can be heard on any live Ramones bootleg from late 1977-1999. It was later displayed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. According to guitar historian Chris Lamy, Cummings originally purchased the guitar in 1977 to replace his original blue Ventures II slab body, which was stolen from the Sire Records van with the rest of the
An auction from Boston-based RR Auction features Johnny Ramone’s ‘Number One’ Mosrite guitar. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was personally owned and used by Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) for nearly two decades as the guitarist for punk rock legends the Ramones. The guitar’s back is signed, “Johnny Ramone, My Main Guitar, 1977-1996.” It was played at every Ramones performance until his retirement: from November 1977 through August 1996, for approximately 1,985 shows. The instrument was used on all 15 Ramones albums and can be heard on any live Ramones bootleg from late 1977-1999. It was later displayed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. According to guitar historian Chris Lamy, Cummings originally purchased the guitar in 1977 to replace his original blue Ventures II slab body, which was stolen from the Sire Records van with the rest of the