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. Anonymous11:14 pm

    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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