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Since then, a lot of new information has come to light, enough to dedicate this third installment of "Guitars Of The Cold War" exclusively to guitars built in Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic has a rich musical instrument building heritage.
The Bohemia region is renowned for string instrument manufacture.
Resonet was a name that Drevokov subsequently used on all their guitars.
There was no such thing as the Resonet company, it was just a label.
The year was 1953, the city was Blatna, and the company was the Drevokov Cooperative.
As we will see, Jolana wasn't the only Czech guitar brand.
This was a Hawaiian-style lap steel guitar which had a slotted head with classical-style guitar tuners, and it was the first guitar to bear the Resonet brand.
This model was called the Resonet Akord, and with it the manufacture of electric guitars in Czechoslovakia takes its start.
There were over fifty different companies producing musical instruments in Czechoslovakia before World War II.
Czechoslovakia's biggest contribution to American guitar building was of course made by John Dopyera.