THE GUITARS OF JOHNNY RAMONE
THE BROWN (GOLD) MOSRITE
This guitar was a Ventures II similar to the blue and white guitars. It was obtained in late 1983/early 1984 and was the main backup guitar until late 1989. It was later painted GOLD-Sparkle and used as a second guitar on the Acid Eaters tour and sporadically thereafter.
Under blue concert lights (and only used with dim lights) the brown guitar appeared black. (Also see Pet Sematary Video) The only exception would be if a string broke on the white guitar during part of the set which had bright lighting.
(Photo by Ian, 12-31-88, Irving Plaza, NYC)
The brown Mosrite was
later painted gold.
(Photo by Randy Moore)