Deluxe 25 is a Fender Jazzmaster/Jaguar clone that was produced in DDR in the early 70's. There was also a model called Deluxe 25V which had a tremolo (in this case "V" stands for "vibrato"). The sound of the guitar is relatively thin, with no sustain. This is probably due to the weak neck heel screwed to the body with two screws only.
Scale: 640 mm
Neck: beech, three-piece, with painted beech fingerboard (imitation of rosewood), very small frets, zero fret, plastic inlays
Nut: white plastic
Binding: neck, headstock
Pickups: two single-coils
Controls: 3-position switch, 4-position "Varitone"-type timbre knob, master volume and tone knobs
Bridge: Tune-o-matic variation on Deluxe 25 model, Original Musima tremolo construction (see Eterna 25 model) on Deluxe 25V model.
Tuners: 6 opened Musima tuners in a row (very bad quality)
This guitar is a part of the first Musima solidbody guitar series (25). The bodies of the 25 series were all made of plywood, but they were not hollow. Although they all had sunburst finish and look pretty cool, earlier Musima hollowbody models were much better. The 25 series was probably named after the 25 annivesary of Musima, but it's not sure.
The common features of the 25 series were:
- single-coil pickups of the same type
- plywood bodies with sunburst finish (there were only sunburst guitars) and beech necks
- same tuners' type (except for the bass)
- "Varitone" knob
- "stratocaster"-alike output jack (although there are three screws)
- ugly plastic inlays on the fretboard
- black pickguards
partly stolen from guitars.ru
Check out the rest of the Musima 25 series:
||Musima Deluxe 25k|
||Musima Deluxe 25|
||Musima Deluxe 25B bass|
||Musima Eterna 25|