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    Looks quite cool and the price is negligible.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Soviet-ELECTRI...#ht_4697wt_911

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    Is strong like Russian woman. Is beautiful like tractor.
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    It looks like it would be great for a canoe trip you could always use it as a paddle. Come to think of it my elementary school principle had a paddle on his his wall that looked like that. I see my learning experiences where all a commie plot.
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    Plus you get to string the bottom strings backwards.

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    "The item will be packed very well with much of foam-rubber."

    What could possibly go wrong with much of foam-rubber?

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    "Please look this wonderful Soviet electric mandolin. It was made at Yerevan Musiacal Instruments Factory. All the pics are actual. Don't miss this sweety collectible piece of Soviet Electric Guitar Industry!"

    That is one of the most sweety collectible musiacal instruments I've seen all week!

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    Hasn't that been on sale for about a year now?
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    In Soviet Russia, mandolin play you.

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    Comrade ... you want I should play the lollypop with 8 strings? I play, you eat big bowl of borsch!

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    Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out...
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    ... and Moscow girls make me sing and shout ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Mick View Post
    ... and Moscow girls make me sing and shout ...
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    For the record, Yerevan is the capital of Armenia, in the far S of the ex-USSR on the border of Turkey. They would not be happy being called Russians. The mando looks interesting anyway... what kind of pickups did they use?

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    True enough. Just remember - it was some of us'ns started saying "Russian" - the seller says "Soviet" (which is more than a little out of date, but anyway ...)

    Interesting that the knobs are above the strings. Reminds me of what some rock critics used to speculate about Jimi Hendrix, that turning his guitar around put the knobs above the strings for quicker easier access and manipulation. Whatever! It just reminded me, that's all.

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    Kind of a weird tailpiece and a fixed bridge, but for the money, it's probably worth a go as a novelty. I'd buy it but I just missed the US Open. Could have replaced my Slazinger.
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