I love retro stuff; they just ooze cool.
During my university years in AUB, I fiddled around with communist theory... I read a lot of books and was intrigued by the nostalgia of the USSR.
I've passed that phase, but I still yearn for that nostalgia.
So being a musician how about I show you some Soviet guitars and basses? We all know how Soviet design was often bulky, dull, and counter intuitive... all that socialist hate I presume.
(You can read more about their history in detail over on Cheesy Guitars)