Well, here she is again. NOS Mosrite from 1987. I’m still speechless. No wonder I have hundreds of guitars from every decade except the 1980’s. What more could I possibly get? This baby needs her own page. Well, I have a few other 1980’s guitars, so perhaps a whole row instead of a full page. Yes, front row. Here you go. Can I get you anything else, Sweetheart? Popcorn? Licorice? Please, enjoy the show.
Below: OK, so here we have some non-Mosrites for you. First up, Aria Set Neck double cutaway. This guitar has many charateristics of the 80’s guitars. Switchable humbuckers with their own little toggle. This was a common theme. Set Neck for sustain matched with a variety of tone controls though multiple pickups and wiring configurations. If you did not play a synthesisor or disco, then you played solo guitar. Set neck, tone controls. That fits the bill. Similar in the Lotus. Set neck with a variety of tone controls. The other issue in the eighties was the post-lawsuit guitars. “If we can’t copy Gibson and Fender, what the hell are we going to do?” Next to the Lotus are a couple of Washburn Eagles that were brought to my attention from a visitor to this page, John Trentes from Cleveland, Ohio. It seems that the Lotus is a copy (and a pretty damn good one at that!) of the late 1970’s Washburn Eagle (that is John’s Eagle next to the Lotus). I found a picture of another one in the ABBA Museum in Stockholm. The only difference is the Washburn Eagle has some nifty push/pull pots for switching to single coil mode where the Lotus added some mini-toggle switches. One of these days I’ll need to get some Mother of Pearl and fix my guitar up with the ABBA neck inserts…. Right. Thanks John!