Johnny Ramone's iconic 1965 Mosrite Ventures II guitar sells at auction for $937,500

Johnny Ramone's Mosrite Ventures II
(Image credit: RR Auction)

An electric guitar once belonging to late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone has sold at auction for $937,500. The winning bidder wishes to remain anonymous.

The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II was used by the guitarist – whose real name was John William Cummings – on each of The Ramones' 14 studio albums, as well as at every single one of the almost 2,000 shows between 1977 and their disbandment in 1996.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.