lordbizarre's electric guitar & amp museum

Latest update from "lordbizarre's electric guitar and amp museum"-website : 13-oct-2021

Latest additions to the collection (click on the items)

October 13, 2021

Bulgaria : Orpheus ковчег Kovcheg/coffin like bass

Bulgaria : Orfeii by Shipka Star-Kit кит whale like soundhole

Bulgaria : Orfeus Rosen рожен s.a. 12 string

Bulgaria : Orpheus Rimona s.a. teardrop soundholes

August 22, 2021

Bulgaria : Shipka Corporation acoustic "Palmovo" палмово

August 17, 2021

Bulgaria : Kremona Clover Детелина Detelina 20's-30's

August 12, 2021

Bulgaria : Orfeii 123 dots 1 pu banana plugs 1962 bass

August 3, 2021

Bulgaria : Kremona Glas (глас) Vox copy, 1964, 3 pu & hexagon body

July 8, 2021

Romania : Doïna Vox copy bass added pu

Bulgaria : Shipka Gorovladelska Cooperative (for Orfeii brand) Eagle орел (Orel) é-coustic, mid 60's

July 6, 2021

Italia : Meazzi Artex, metal head & neck

Bulgaria : Kremona s.a. Red, Teardrop special f-holes

Bulgaria : Orfeus Hebros Svetlina (светлина) s.a. 2pu guitar

USSR : Omega headless bass, Stakhanov Ukraine early 90's

April 3, 2021

Bulgaria : Orfeii-2 1 pu рамо (Ramo) Plovdiv style

Bulgaria : Shipka Gorovladelska Cooperative (for Orfeii brand) Eagle орел (Orel) é-coustic, mid 60's

Romania : Doïna Vox copy 2 pu bass, mid 60's

January 24, 2021

Bulgaria : Orfeus Hebros Svetlina светлина Bass & vintage case

December 16, 2020

DDR : Musima Elektrina I/1 very early 60's, 1 embossed logo pu

Italia : Musical Davoli Phonodoppler B100 with 70's 1060 valve amp

August 1, 2020

Bulgaria : Orfeii Skurril Bass, on an angle placed pu's (pré '64?)

July 13, 2020

Romania : Reghin-Hora Precision-Jazz Bass copy, MIJ hardware

June 23, 2020

Romania : Doïna semi-acoustic Meteor 2 pu's

June 20, 2020

Bulgaria : Kremona acoustic Staff & Boat embellishment early to mid 60's

USSR : Kuybichev art.410 7-string é-coustic

March 22, 2020

Romania : Acoustic Romania (?) D.R.G.M. tuners, triangular dot & distinctive stoptail

USSR : Zhitomir "Zh" alu-acoustic white lining & metal bridge/stoptail

January 29, 2020

Bulgaria : Harmonija (?) Long Cut acoustic

January 2, 2020

Bulgaria : Orfeii or Kremona Moldavia tambura Farkaš

Bulgaria : Harmonija (?) Ravno равно acoustic

November 27, 2019

France : Couesnon D acoustique/archtop Mirecourt, trou de son en forme de D

Romania : Doïna Star2 2 pu

Romania : Doïna Junior child electric guitar

Romania : Doïna 5 different SuperTon perloid colours

April 15, 2019

Bulgaria : Kremona 1962 1 pu s.a. cat’s eyes

March 26, 2019

Bulgaria : Orfeii Plovdiv 60's Necheten 3 pu & unusual vib.

March 17, 2019

Bulgaria : Muzikalen Magazin "Bulgarska Lyra" pré '47 Sofia acoustic

March 9, 2019

Bulgaria : Kremona Double Soundhole acoustic with palmtree and guitarist

Bulgaria : Kremona Teardrop 2 pu semi-acoustic special f-holes

Bulgaria : Kremona or Orfeii/Shipka open book head s.a. 2 pu and transparent knobs

Romania : Doïna Vox copy bass transformed to guitar

October 11, 2018

Czech Republik : Bach BBM6 QASFR Brian May Red Special copy

Italia : Carmelo Catania 6RE Rock and Roll (1959) archtop excentric soundhole


Welcome to "lordbizarre's electric guitar & amp museum" situated in Wange, Belgium, €pe.
Already 351 electric guitars & 50 amp's; ... and still growing!
It all started in 1968, when I made my first 'electric' guitar out of cardboard and poplar (for the body) and oak... for the arm. Since I hadn't the money for the frets I made them of flattened 2,5 mm² electrical wire. Unfortunately, the measures I took from a friend's guitar weren't correct: so the guitar was only playable until the 5th fret.
It even had a pick-up: a telephone microphone, which I played trough an Emmerson FM-radio as amplifier (that's what you can call distortion!...)
After a few months I bought a Fuji post order guitar from a friend and learned to play for real.
But you know... the birds and the bees (and artistic differences with the group)... so it stopped...
I finished my school as an electro-technician and after several years I started repairing old Juke-Box valve amplifiers as a hobby.
In 1995 I found a Gibson SG for a very reasonable price; had the money from all those years amp-repair and bought it! A few weeks later an Ibanez RocketRoll II; one month later a Framus Hollywood (with sliding pu)....and yes: the collection started.
I already had some old amplifiers (such as Schaller KV50ST; Dynacord DA20; etc...) so the amp-line was also already there! Nothing can't stop me now!
Personally I don't care much for the "well known" brands, because everything is known and prices are too high. I like to check out some "No Names" from Japan and see what's there to be found; or some "behind the Iron Curtain"-guitars from Poland; Chzechoslovakia; USSR ...
I'm trying to give as much info as possible, but feel free to mail me with more, so all info can be as accurate as possible! Therefore: thanks!
OK, enough words, let the tour begin..!..

This is the one, number one!!! I made it in 1969. It's made of several layers of carton wood, glued on a poplar body. The arm is made out of an oak beam, which I saw manually at the right size. The frets (I hadn't the money to buy new fret wire...) are made of flattened 2,5 mm² copper electricity wire. As you can see Ibanez (Jem series/Satriani...I believe) wasn't the first to use wood screws as marking dots! Since I hadn't the money for the perloid I used this easy solution. The problem with the frets were that you only can play up to the 5th  fret, 'cause I probably took the wrong dimensions on a friends guitar. As pick-up I used a telephone mike, which I amplified through a Emmerson FM radio,with a self made distortion... that's what I call distortion!
The "guitar" even had a tremolo bar, but to change the strings one had to unscrew the protection plate!
The external wiring was made of an old automobile radio-antenna cable.
Like the Dutch Egmond Super Solid 7 with tremolo this trem only worked "up",couldn't get lower.
All these parts (except the tuning devices) were made
with simple hand drills, wood saw, file etc...


A nice example of old 1963 Kawai's who where sold in the late 60's and early 70's as postal order guitars. I've some indications that these guitars (simple version) where sold under the "Shadow" brand. I've them in different kinds: bolt-on necks with different thickness and different lengths of necks. Also with different neck plates.

  • right: the most simple version S-70;
  • middle(white) S-70T: a more luxury version (with Hagström Tremar-like tremolo)
  • left: de luxe version S-80T (sparkle gold, two pu's and tremolo)... and shining on stage as an asteroid!!!


A very lucky strike, only happens once in a lifetime: a Wandré "Spazial" and a Davoli "DTC-44C Blue Jeans" valve combo (ECL82). Wandré and Davoli worked together in the 60's and both produced special design musical items. I've a few Davoli's such as the "8036-P" Davoli / Krundaal (duo EL34) and the organ&bass "A.Or.ba.ch B6" Davoli / Krundaal (duo EL504). Seems to me that Krundaal ran also an amplifier chain, 'cause I've a "Storm 50", a solid state amp from the 70's, although a very vintage look!

Another problem ... which guitar is this? No brand, no original keys, but at least in reasonable shape. Eye-strucking is the chrome pick guard and the rather large headstock. On the back is only indicated "EG-35".
It seems that the headstock indicates a Guyatone, but the two switches indicate Teisco ... who will tell?
In the 60's and 70's a lot of those guitars were sold via postal order company's, without brands ... a clearance-sale to get rid of old stock? ...
Although the quality of this guitar stands far more than the most postal-order guitars, it's still a question why! This one has been played, worn out; she must have been suffering on stage, at home, in dark and dangerous spaces ... who will tell? But now she's coming to the end of the road, in the company of so many friends to whom she tells her story! Wish I understood their language ....

To determine which brands the No Names had one must sometimes completely take the guitar apart and take note of every detail on every piece. Here for instance the pot meters (Daïto and Cosmos). Then the biggest problem is to find another guitar with the same hardware, but with it's brand name. Even with this very special heel plate with 5 screw holes I still didn't find out which brand and / or factory build this guitar!

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