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Defil Kosmos electric guitar, made in Poland
details:
body
cavity
fretboard
headstock
headstock
neck joint

KOSMOS (Polish Gibson Moderne - different shape of headstock, bolt-on neck ... and not only that...) Manufactured at the Dolnośląska Fabryka Instrumentów Lutniczych (The Lower Silesian Factory of Luthiery) in Lubin (a city in western part of Poland). DEFIL exists since 1896 (as a piano production factory then), presently not in as good economic shape as before though; Kosmos guitars were manufactured during the '80-s; favourite guitar of Polish heavy metal bands.

Specifications:
Body: alder;
Neck: maple, bolt-on;
Fretboard: rosewood, 21 frets (vintage small);
Pickguard and dot inlays: white plastic;
Pickups: 2 x humbuckers, own factory products;
Controls: volume, tone, tone, pickup selector;
Electronics & hardware: own factory products (fixed bridge, 3 per side tuners);



Credits:
Tomasz Zwiech,
Ankan (Andrzej Kandiak),
Latino Lover (Radosław Kołtyś),
newsgroup: pl.rec.muzyka.gitara
Lordbizzare

note: this page shows at least 5 different Defil Kosmoses with different finishes, and they're not exactly similar.

Defil Kosmos

guitar #1

guitar #1

guitar #2

guitar #2

guitar #2

guitar #2

guitar #2

The answer on why some Defil Kosmos have three pot's and others four... well look at my pictures : the one (here missing the pot-knobs) with four pot's (probably vol & tone for each pu) has a output at the rear of the body; the one with the three pot's has still the hole in the rear but somehow someone eliminate the fourth pot and used that hole for the jack-output. This can be done by rewiring the electrics.

Guitars and explainatiion courtsey of
Ivan alias Lordbizarre
"lordbizarre's electric guitar and amp museum"
http://www.lordbizarre.com
Rock! electric guitar and amplifier repair
Leuven, Belgium, Europe.

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