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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Russian Guitar Reply with quote

First time i see one looks different

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORMANTA-SOLO-rarest-vintage-Soviet-electric-guitar-with-onboard-FUZZ-from-USSR-/251244509508?pt=Guitar&hash=item3a7f56f944
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More of a museum piece than a playable guitar. I like that it's got the Jolana-style screwdriver in the strap button trick.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUCKING WOW.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cheesyguitars.com/formanta.html

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Formantas were made in Belorussia (see also BL tag on the neckplate), at Borisov factory.
The neckplate says "price 230 roubles". An ordinary citizen in Soviet Union might have been earning about 140-170 roubles per month. The majority of the population were "ordinary", and this expencive guitar was out of reach for most of the Soviets.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like lego
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The action looks way off. I don't know that much about soviet guitars, are there any that's still playable today rather than collectible?'

Edit: After some research it seems as the soviet guitars nerver where playable at all, too bad because I think they look rather cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im digging it, the design and shabbiness are rather interesting
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Formanta were the most expensive Soviet Guitars because of all the electronics. I used to have a Tonika and a Kavkaz Bas





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. That is crazy (in a good way) looking.

How did it play?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dad Guitar
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i literally just thought of the flight of the concords when i saw that. i fucking love that show.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
i literally just thought of the flight of the concords when i saw that. i fucking love that show.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do it for the pepileptic dwags!
i just found thier album at he library.
too many dicks on the dance for! too many! too many! too many dicks!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much was that bass? are they fairly common or hit and miss? my old sous chef turned me on to that show, and he plays the bass, he actually bought my jazz bass before i got locked up just so if i ever wanted to buy it back i could.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
how much was that bass? are they fairly common or hit and miss? my old sous chef turned me on to that show, and he plays the bass, he actually bought my jazz bass before i got locked up just so if i ever wanted to buy it back i could.


It was $250 plus shipping from Russia.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing. What the future looked like in the past.
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