A recent article in Premier Guitar Magazine featured the cool but quirky Ural 650, written by Frank Meyers. He is the curator of the awesome website, Drowning in Guitars. Here is a short excerpt from the article: "Ural's are probably the most common vintage guitars in the countries of the former Soviet Union—it seems most guitar-playing youth who grew up during this interesting period owned one at some point. Aesthetically, the guitars were inspired by Yamaha’s SG-5 from the late ’60s, which was considered ground breaking at the time both because of its radical shape and its high-quality build, components, and sounds. Apparently some of the designers at the Ural factory had access to a few Yamahas, and they decided to pretty much just flip the body shape and fairly closely mimic the headstock, bridge, and vibrato system". The article also features the Tonika Bass which we recently completed here at Eastwood Custom Shop.
Watch: Original Ural 650 Demo
Our Eastwood Ural 650 tribute will replicate much of the original design but upgrade the tremolo system to a modern one and will include three of our Eastwood RTG Single Coil pickups. Each pickup has its own on/off switch and rhythm/solo switch. Three volume and one tone control completes the setup.
We will be offering this guitar in a black/redburst with the option of tortoiseshell or green MOT pickguard. Deposit of $150 is required to secure yours and a final price of $599 will include a custom gigbag. (final payment after deposit will be $449 + shipping).