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Mosco String Works Cowee Large Body NO. 038 Review

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Submitted by SMenasco (see all reviews from this person) on 2/4/2018

Where Purchased: From Builder Peter Mosco

Year Purchased: 2018
Price Paid: Under $3000 ($US)


I play mostly old country. I used a Myers pickup with a small Beherinson amp. The guitar is loud, has a great tone and long sustain. I am completely satisfied.

Sound Rating: 9


The guitar was set up by Peter Mosco and is very satisfactory. I have not made any set up changes.

Setup Rating: 9


The guitar is a highly flamed solid maple with an ebony fretboard. The glossy black finish is flawless with a black on black burst around the sides, sanded in the middle of the top and back to accent the grain of the wood. It has Mother of Pearl binding around the top, both sides of the neck and around the peghead. The inlaid fret markers and frets are Mother of Pearl. The F holes were designed by Peter Mosco with MOP dots on either side of the F holes. The cover plate and tailpiece is a carbon fiber-looking gray color. It has a Beard Legend cone, No. 14 spider and Planet Wave locking tuning machines.

Appearance Rating: 9


The hardware is top[ of the line, finish is excellent and I look forward to many years of playing this instrument without any problems.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Peter Mosco is probably one of the most underrated luthiers around. He is very agreeable and easy to work with. He builds a top notch guitar at a reasonable price, considering the amount of work and care he puts into the product.

Customer Service: 10


There are absolutely no inferior parts in this guitar. It is made with the best products available.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

If you're looking for a high quality resophonic guitar built with great skill and care at a reasonable price, you're home.

Overall Rating: 9

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