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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:55 PM

 

Soviet Era Guitars from Behind the Iron Curtain (warning: pic heavy)

Believe it or not, the USSR and COMECON produced guitars. They actually made some cool ones. As is the norm in Soviet art, they were OUT THERE.

BTW...I want one.











































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Reply Soviet Era Guitars from Behind the Iron Curtain (warning: pic heavy) (Original post)
Taverner Apr 2012 OP
kysrsoze Apr 2012 #1
Taverner Apr 2012 #3
hifiguy Apr 2012 #2
geardaddy Apr 2012 #4
Taverner Apr 2012 #5
geardaddy Apr 2012 #8
DFW Apr 2012 #6
progressoid Apr 2012 #7
Bertha Venation Apr 2012 #9
Taverner Apr 2012 #10

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:49 AM

1. Very cool indeed! I'd like to have a few of these

Now I know why the Beatles liked being Back in the USSR. Of course, a couple of them look pretty shoddy. Soviet era construction techniques!

"In America, you rock the party! In Russia, Party rocks YOU!"

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:54 AM

3. I like how each pickup has its own toggle

 

From what I read, these still sound good and can last...

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

2. "You play tuba? Come join band!!"

 

The Soviet Bloc never quite got rock'n'roll right.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:54 AM

4. I want one of those basses.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. I do too....

 



I would love to have this Tonika!

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Response to Taverner (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:01 PM

8. That does look sweet.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

6. That 4 pickup 12 string is from Mars

What's the fourth pickup for? Or is it a directional listening device planted by the KGB to
spy on Byrds-playing dissidents?

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:47 PM

7. It probably matches the amp to goes to eleven.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:13 PM

9. A 12-string electric guitar?

Never seen one of those.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:17 PM

10. Really? I'll bet you heard one tho...

 



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