The legendary Tonika Bass was the first Soviet-made electric bass and it was the first experience of Soviet luthiers. Towards the end of the 1960's, when this Bass was made, not too many Soviet citizens were allowed to go abroad, and probably none of the Tonika creators had any experience in electric guitar building. Made in the end of the sixties together with Tonika guitar - the first Soviet mass - production electric guitar. Tonika were produced at Rostov, Ordjonikidze and Sverdlovsk. The fisrt generation Tonika was made at Luncacharsky Factory of Folk Musical Instruments in Leningrad (St.Petersburg). credit
With our modern production facilities we brought this beast back to life and made it a professional player!
Specifications: Basswood Body, Maple Bolt-on neck with Maple fretboard. 32" scale. Dual Custom Pickups, two volume and one tone control.