Saturday, 2 April 2011

Orfeus thinline

The only thing you can be sure about Bulgarian communist-era Orfeus guitars is that they often look like no other guitars... That's the case with this one, about which I unfortunately know nothing... 

Like many of these east-european guitars, it looks like it was designed by someone who heard a description of an American model (here could be a Rickenbacker) and tried to recreate it in his own way - like when in the Middle-Age people having heard of a rhinoceros envisioned it as an unicorn... For example Orfeus had a model called ДжипсонDjipson - a Bulgarian interpretation of Gibson...

BTW, a Jazzmaster trem looks good on thinline, isn't it?

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