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From The Chinery Collection

Mosrite Strawberry Alarm Clock
Mosrite Company
Bakersfield, California
1967

This neon green, uniquely shaped instrument is an extreme example of Semie Moseley's design innovations. It reflects the culture of the late 1960s, when it was custom-made as one of a matched trio of neon-colored guitars for the band Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Influenced by Paul Barth of the Electro String Instrument Corporation (Rickenbacker) and by Roger Rossmeisl of the Fender and Rickenbacker companies, Moseley is best known for the guitars he custom-made for The Ventures.


 
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