Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Another Orfeus thinline electric guitar from Communist-era Eastern Europe
Here's a Communist-era East-European Orfeus Thinline electric guitar currently being offered for sale on eBay, with bidding currently at $58 at the time of writing this blog post.

We've looked at similar Orfeus guitars before on Guitarz, but judging by the photos on the eBay listing this example has a glosssy black finish and what appears to be a lacquered fingerboard - which wouldn't be to everyone's tastes but that never stopped Rickenbacker! The radius of the fingerboard looks to be similar to that of my Jolana Disco (another Communist-era East-European guitar) and is something that takes a bit of getting used to. If you'd like any more info, last year Guitarz reader Martin Cater kindly supplied a review of his own similar Orfeus Thinline.

G L Wilson

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  1. If you described a guitar as looking like a cross between a '70s plywood Kay, a Rickenbacker, a Burns, a Danelectro and a John Birch, nobody would believe you...

  2. The black finish looks like a second coat not very well applied and polished (maybe ordinary paint with a brush) and the nut (or should i say string divider)not very neat,the vibrato arm (very "Höfner"or jazzmaster) is lacking but it eventually looks quite good.

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