This Aelita was made at Ordjonikidze factory of musical instruments. A part of "Kavkaz" musical production union with two factories, one at Rostov na Donu and another at Ordjonikidze, the factory was active since the beginning of guitar production in USSR. The same models were produced at Rostov and at Ordjonikidze approximately untill the end of the 70's. Aelita from Rostov looks much better, but it's essentially the same model.

While Rostov instruments had very nice neckplates, Ordjonikidze had something primordal with only a serial number and sometimes the price stamped on it. Ordjonikidze guitars looked slightly different and, in general, were of a lower quality than the same models made at Rostov.

Aelita was produced together with Bas (a.k.a. Kavkaz) and Rostov also had this pair produced during the 70's.

The upper 3 switches are on-off for the pu's, the other ones are tone compensators. The tuners are the worst thing I've seen, even "tuned" you can turn at least half a turn before it will affect the tuning.

Borisov neckplate

This guitar comes from
"Lordbizarre's electric guitar and amp museum"
Rock! electric guitar and amplifier repair
Leuven, Belgium, Europe.

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