Elaine Frizzell


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Product Development
Company Name
Mosrite Guitar Company

Elaine Frizzell was an artist endorser for the Mosrite Guitar Company back in the 1960s. Over the years she became close friends with the company’s founders, Semi and Andy Mosley. She witnessed first hand the production of the guitars that were first made famous when played by the Ventures in the early 1960s. After hard times, she also witnessed the close of the factory and the effort Andy undertook in 2002 with Elaine’s help to complete the guitars Semi was unable to complete when he passed away in 1992. As an artist she has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and recorded in the studios in Nashville as well as her own albums and on the Mosrite Record label.  She is also a product endorser for the Gretsch Guitar Company under the ownership of Fender Musical Instruments.