Sunday, 19 January 2014

Musima Elektrina III soildbody electric from Germany circa 1961
From Germany, here is a vintage Musima Elektrina III guitar, a model which appeared in their 1961 catalogue. It features three Rellog Gitona pickups and a Bigsby style vibrato which is probably not original to the guitar. The square buttons on the tuners have quite an Art Deco look to them - if only the colour scheme of the guitar was something cleaner, like black and white, it would help enhance the theme. However, there's something about the design of this model that I find very reminiscent of Australia's Maton guitars. Is it just me or does anyone else see this?

Currently being auctioned on eBay UK with a starting price of £150.

G L Wilson

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  1. Nice. I like the scalloping on the control plate too. Bridge and tremolo are not original as it states on the listing They need to be buffed flat a little to match as they are too shiny. I have to disagree about the colour though. Looks great to me.

  2. Looks like one of Bertram's designs! Amazing how something that is more or less in the Les Paul camp can have a look and feel all of its own due to some different curves in different places.

    1. :-) Musima guitars are very inspiring!



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