Guitarz have a fondness for instruments such as this soviet-era Czechoslovakian-made Jolana Marina currently listed on eBay with a starting price of $189.
What strikes me most about this particular guitar is the unusual angular metal pickguard - a particularly chunky affair - which also houses the wiring and control pots which are mounted sideways on along the bottom edge of the guard. It's a beautifully idiosyncratic design with an almost DIY feel to it, reminscent of Italian Wandre guitars.
G L Wilson
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