MOSSMAN SUPER CUSTOM by Baxendale
Mossman produced about 6,000 guitars in the 16 years from 1968 to 1984, but the best Mossman guitars are said to be those made in 1968 and 1969, and are rarely seen on the market. A considerable number of guitars were imported to Japan from around 1976, but many of them were mass-produced and there were concerns about the quality of the guitars.
In 1986, the brand name was sold to Scott Baxendale of Garland, Texas, and since 1986, there have been Mossman guitars made by Baxendale.
The Mossman name was then sold again in 1989 to John Kenzie and Bob Casey of Texas, who moved the factory from Dallas to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1991, where guitars were made until around 2000.
Mossman guitars have been used by such notable artists as John Denver, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Doc Watson, Hank Snow, Cat Stevens, Dan Cleary, Mark O'Connor, Jeff White, and many others. In its golden age, Mossman produced high quality guitars with a fine art element, including a variety of options on models and gorgeous custom inlay carvings.
The MOSSMAN SUPER CUSTOM introduced here is a museum-class gem that has been on display at the Nam Museum for 10 years.
MOSSMAN SUPER CUSTOM '88
Top/Sitka Spruce, S&B/Flame Maple, Fingerboard/Ebony, Neck/Mahogany, Tuners/Schaller Gold, Nut width/43.8mm, Scale/653mm, Includes custom hard case. This custom model was made by Baxendale in 1988 especially for a man named Danny Davenport.
It was ordered by Davenport, who was a promoter and AR man for Warner Brothers at the time. The fingerboard is inlaid with Bugs Bunny, one of Warner's most famous characters, holding a carrot in one hand.
A total of 3,500 pearls were used.
The inlay on the headstock and the rose on the pickguard indicate that this is the work of someone who knows his stuff.
The Warner Bros. logo shines beautifully among the roses inlaid on the head.
Schaller gold pegs add a touch of luxury.
The ivy pattern on the lower left side of the body top looks like a leather carving, but it is actually hand painted one by one. Bugs Bunny lying down with a carrot in his hand is also present in this pattern.
The Mothman logo on the body back is also finished in elaborate marquetry.
The thickness of the body is thinner than that of MARTIN's Triple-O, about the thickness of an electric guitar semi-acoustic.
The side backs are made of flame maple with beautiful tiger grain.
The outside of the hard case has a colorful illustration of Bucks Bunny.
The inside of the hard case is covered with mink fur instead of a boa to protect the guitar.
The sound is as good as the luxury, and the overall balance of the guitar is excellent, making it more a work of art than a guitar. We hope you will take this premium and valuable piece of guitar in your hands.