Ukrainian Kobza Bass from the Harmony musical worskhop (hhhmmmm...where've I've heard that name before?) and is supposedly based on a traditional folk instrument. To my eyes it looks like an acoustic bass guitar with a Vox-like teardrop shaped body and equipped with piezo pickups and associated electronics. Whether the "Kozba bass" genuinely has any history as a Ukrainian folk instrument, I couldn't tell you, but my suspicion is that it is a modern bass-instrument based on the design of an old folk insrument. But if you know differently, please do pipe up!
Currently being offered for sale on eBay with a Buy it Now price of $325 (plus shipping from Ukraine).
G L Wilson
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