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Mosrite Usa Joe Maphis Double Neck Guitar 1966 Vintage Mozlite Double

Continuing our recent interest in unusual, mutant guitars, here is the latest object of our admiration: a Mosrite Joe Maphis double neck from 1966. If you're not familiar with Joe Maphis, he was a lightning-fast country picker from the late Fifties and Sixties. This was the time when country guitar was clean and snappy. You'd never hear any distortion back in that time, at least not intentionally.  I only had the chance to play a Mosrite guitar once. It was a treat! They are truly oddball guitars from a time when builders tinkered with ideas like craftsmen and each guitar was built like a custom race car. The one I played was a single neck version, not a double, but I'm sure some of the qualities were similar.  The body on the Mosrites looked somewhat amorphous, but the single versions were something like a Strat turned upside down. The double neck version is the wider version based on that body design. The body was probably alder and the neck maple, with a rosewood fingerb

1978 Carvin DT-650 Double Neck

If you grew up and learned to play guitar in the 1970s, you probably remember thumbing through the Carvin catalog. Carvin has been in business since the 1940s making guitars, basses, amps, and PA systems which they sold by mail. I remember looking at the catalogs and wondering how they could sell their products so cheaply, compared to the store brands. I wondered if the guitars were just pieces of junk. Then, some ten years later, I played one. I bought the guitar on the spot. Carvin built USA-made instruments with quality materials and expertly assembled them. Then they sold them direct to the customers for essentially a wholesale price. This example shows some of the great features: solid figured maple, ebony fingerboards, coil splitting, phase switching, pickups with 22 pole pieces to eliminate dead spots as you bent strings, and more. This one has a bolt-on neck, but later models had neck-through construction. The action on these guitars was perfect. The guitar shown here has had t