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Tonika Guitar...Most ridiculous looking guitar ever?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by tah1962, May 18, 2020.

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    It was found under a pile of crates near Chernobyl apparently.
    It was near the pond with the 3 legged fish.
    It mutated from a Squier Strat and it now glows in the dark.

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    I see Michigan...She hurt me by cutting square pizza slices. I can still see it. Oh the humanity.
     
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    Russian builders have come on a bit since then: I find some of Simon Padalka's guitars and basses eerily beautiful. And the build quality looks stunning, from the photos.


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    This Fenton Weill, while not nearly as ugly as the Tonika , has a strange naive kind of homeliness that I find very attractive. Like if they had only overheard a vague description of a Stratocaster.
    If I could build from scratch this is something I would try to attempt. Well I guess I could anyway , it would look home made.
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    he might just like it at that.

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    That was my very first thought.
     
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    I kinda like the Tonika.

    Actually want to get one to go with my Aelita Russian made guitar.

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    This one makes me want to crawl out of my skin flying v tele.JPG
     
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    It looks like an old fashioned collectible after shave lotion decanter that the Avon lady talked someone’s wife into buying.
     
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    I actually completely have the hots for a Jolana Special. They're all the rage in Azerbaijan.

     
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    Oh, I wish I could unsee that. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, don’t look at it, it’s hideous. :confused::eek::lol:
     
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    Geez, there’s as many knobs and switches on that guitar as there are in the cockpit of a small aircraft. :lol:
     
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    Some of the most delightfully wacky guitars were produced under the Wandre label. Here's a Bikini...with built-in amp and speaker:

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    Can you say “Chernobyl.”
     
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    I kind of like it
     
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    I have a feeling that will appear in my nightmares tonight.
     
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    That’s a pretty wild rig!
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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