Apprenticeship[ edit ] In Bakersfield, Semie Moseley started playing guitar in an evangelical group at age He began by apprenticing at the Rickenbacker factory, where he learned much of his guitar making skills from Roger Rossmeisl , a German immigrant who brought old-world luthier techniques into the modern electric guitar manufacturing process. One of the most recognizable features on most Mosrite guitars is the "German Carve" on the top that Moseley learned from Rossmeisl. During the same time, Moseley apprenticed with Paul Bigsby in Downey, California , the man who made the first modern solid-body guitar for Merle Travis in , and who invented the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece , which is still used today.
Up for auction is a Univox Hi Flyer bass project. Really just needs a good cleaning. As you can see the body has a little paint on the back that needs to be removed as does the pickguard. The only parts missing are the knobs and two tuning ferrules. I don't think the nut is original. Electronics work but are a little scratchy, probably just needs some contact cleaner.