New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

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New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:19 am

I always loved the Jolana Vikomt Bass since I was in Band where the Bass player had one for a while. She soon upgraded to a "better" Bass but that Jolana had such a nice and unique sound and feel. I always missed that sound. So somehow a Vikomt was always on my radar. I played a few Jolana Iris Basses (basically the 2 PU version of the Vikomt) but I always preferred the simplicity of the Vikomt (as well as the fact that the Vikomt has only transparent lacquer on the back of the neck whilst the Iris has a thicker black lacquer).

Jolana basses are still cheap and all in all not that hard to find. Last week one popped up for 190 EUR, I saw it by accident and I was fast :) I first thought it's a refin but it's not :o This might be one of the rarest Jolana colours out there. I found only one picture of a Jolana Guitar in the same colour. It's a type of greyish green thing. I actually really like that color :-*


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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:25 am

"Does it have that ....?"

YES IT DOES! 8)

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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by MatthewK » Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:26 am

That looks KILLER, do you have a pic of the whole thing?

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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:22 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:25 am
"Does it have that ....?"

YES IT DOES! 8)
Awesome! ;D What a cool bass.
I'm really liking my recently acquired Rubin 6-string, unfortunately it came without the Spy vs. Spy clandestine package. Quite disappointing to find just normal strap buttons, no sneaky screwdrivers or poison-tipped darts.
Congrats on your find, and seconding MatthewK's comments on a full pic if possible. 8)
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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:58 pm

That is amazing. I love the old Soviet stuff like this. I don't think I'll ever find any of it in a lefty orientation, so I'll probably never look, but damn this stuff is cool as fuck!!
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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by PJazzmaster » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:34 am

antisymmetric wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:22 am
PJazzmaster wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:25 am
"Does it have that ....?"

YES IT DOES! 8)
Awesome! ;D What a cool bass.
I'm really liking my recently acquired Rubin 6-string, unfortunately it came without the Spy vs. Spy clandestine package. Quite disappointing to find just normal strap buttons, no sneaky screwdrivers or poison-tipped darts.
Congrats on your find, and seconding MatthewK's comments on a full pic if possible. 8)
Thanks. Indeed a cool bass and also the quality is quite solid. So you are also happy with your Rubin?
A full pic of mine will follow ! :)

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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by PJazzmaster » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:38 am

MatthewK wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:26 am
That looks KILLER, do you have a pic of the whole thing?
Thanks! As requested (not much daylight here around this time of the year):
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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by mackerelmint » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:09 am

Wow!!! Cool bass, cool color, cool everything. :o

That eastern bloc stuff is totally interesting. Nice find!
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by MatthewK » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:48 am

Oh boy that is even better than I expected. Like a literal interpretation of the name "Telecaster Bass". The grey is very cool and the style / details are just *chef's kiss*.

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Re: New (old) Jolana Bass in a very rare colour

Post by natthu » Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:17 am

That looks to be in exceptionally good condition for a Soviet Bloc instrument. What a find!

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