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Cobbled-together looking but intriguing Russian electric acoustic guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: At first when I saw this photos of this Soviet-era Russian-made electric acoustic guitar, I thought that someone had customised an acoustic guitar in order to electrify it. But looking more closely, it would appear to have been designed this way; I'm pretty sure that this guitar was conceived this was in its Leningrad factory. It looks for all the world like an old nylon-strung Russian ...

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1967 Japanese Sekova Mentor 4-pickup wonder

guitarz.blogspot.com: This Sekova Mentor guitar looks almost Italian with its four pickups and metal-covered banks of switches above the pickups. It also has a 26 3/4" scale length and an unusual body shape with a very deep cutaway on the treble-side of the body which is then negated by the inwardly scrolling horn. Currently listed on eBay with a optimistic Buy It Now price of US $1,500. For more info see D ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGx-Zl_Iihc&w=560&h=315]Available from Folk Friends (in Ge ...

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Japanese-made Apollo violin bass with scroll headstock

guitarz.blogspot.com: When it comes to violin-styled basses (and guitars come to that matter) I am usually quite ambivalent in my enthusiasm for them, but I think that this Apollo violin bass is just glorious. Something about the shape and the execution of the build is just right. I also really love the traditional scroll-style headstock. The eBay seller gives some interesting background information: The be ...

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Wandre Davoli Cobra 2 … sadly one for the collectors only at this price

guitarz.blogspot.com: I think it's high time we had another look at another guitar from our favourite eccentric vintage Italian guitar manufacturer, namely Wandre. This Wandre Davoli Cobra 2 is one of their later models and is nowhere near as barking mad as many of their earlier designs. In fact, the offset body design is somewhat reminiscent of Fender's Jaguar and Jazzmaster models. But checkout that heads ...

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Could this be the earliest production model acoustic bass guitar?

guitarz.blogspot.com: I have on this blog previously queried what might have been the earliest production model acoustic bass guitar. Surely this Regal Bassoguitar circa 1937 must take the prize, even if it does look as if it was designed to be played upright like a traditional double bass. Note that it has a double bass style bridge and gut strings. Also in keeping with the double bass, the fingerboard is ...

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1960s Migma Favorit hollowbody teardrop electric from Germany

guitarz.blogspot.com: Here's an intriguing German-made guiar currently listed on reverb.com with a Buy It Now price of US $1,400 + shipping. It's a Migma Favorit, according to listing made by Heinz Seifert (?) if I am reading that correctly. It's supposedly from 1960, in which case it would have pre-dated the Vox Mark IV (a.k.a. Teardrop) by three years. I guess the shape might have been based on that of a ...

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