Johnny Ramone’s iconic 1965 Mosrite Ventures II is set to hit the auction block

Johnny Ramone of the Ramones performing live with his Mosrite Ventures II guitar
(Image credit: Ian Harper)

Johnny Ramone's one-and-only 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar, which is synonymous with the band’s iconic punk-rock career, is set to go up for auction at RR Auctions.

Originally purchased by Ramone – aka John Cummings – sometime between October 23 and 30, 1977, to replace his stolen blue-finished Ventures II axe, the six-string in question went on to become a mainstay of his Ramones rig throughout the rest of his career.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.