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Thread: The Reverb Guide to Soviet-Era Guitars (Partly for Spell)

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    Some of those Soviet guitars have the same sort of appeal as an Edsel. You don't want to look but you can't look away.....It's garish, and you have this sick longing for it......
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    Ha ha yeah, but some really look bad! (to me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Ha ha yeah, but some really look bad! (to me)
    Well they really didn't know what they were doing...
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    Some one bought them however!

    I kind of like some of the old East German Musima guitars too

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Some one bought them however!
    There weren't a lot of options--remember--this was the Soviet Union...
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    Certainly true- those were the days where you could have probably gotten a LOT of money for a real strat

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Certainly true- those were the days where you could have probably gotten a LOT of money for a real strat
    if you smuggled it in...
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    I don't know enough to say if you'd have to smuggle it in if it was not intended for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I don't know enough to say if you'd have to smuggle it in if it was not intended for sale
    From what I hear--things were pretty strict.
    maybe if you were a high ranking party official or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    From what I hear--things were pretty strict.
    maybe if you were a high ranking party official or something.
    The issue of smuggling into restrictive nations is interesting. I remember reading that in the early days, Beatle recordings were piggybacked onto x-rays to get them into Russia. I wonder how a person would smuggle in a guitar.
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