Johnny Ramone’s Number One Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar and amp are up for auction.
He played it for nearly two decades at every Ramones performance from November 1977 through August 1996. All the way up until his retirement. It’s estimated to be 1,985 shows.
It was also used on every Ramones album and for a number of years, was on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A picture of the 1965 guitar along will more specific details can be found at RRAuction.com
At last check, the bid had passed the $60,000 mark.
- Auction info here: RR Auction
- He originally purchased the guitar to replace his original blue Ventures II slab body, which was stolen from the Sire Records van with the rest of the band’s gear after a show in Chicago.
- The original price tag was $500.
- On September 15, 2004, he died in his Los Angeles home at the age of 55 after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.
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