©2001meatexZ.com

guitars

effects

articles

links

forum

report

:::::::::::::::::::::::

Musima Elektra Deluxe B bass

This is a four-string brother of Musima Elektra Deluxe guitar, made in DDR (Eastern Germany) in the 1970's. The pickguard and the pickup on the red one are not original. Elektra Deluxes sometimes feature nice primary colors and that's refreshing. Most of the German guitars are either black or sunburst.

The red bass was spotted on ebay with $200 starting bid. Why 220 and not 200 you may wonder? Well, at the same time the same seller had another item for sale, which was Soviet Bass 2, and it went with $199 starting bid. Now as he might consider Soviet bass was way worse than DDR, so this Musima must cost a bit more. Actually, both of them worth nothing as musical instruments, so the actual price should be the collector's value. None of these basses is rare and there are probably about three or four collectors in the world interested in those memorablia pieces.

Here's a couple of words from the seller:

WE ARE SELLEING AN ULTRA RARE MUSIMA ELECTRA BASS MADE IN THE DDR IN 1970'S. EXCELLENT CONDITION, SEE PICTURES. THIS ONE WAS A DREAM OF ANY EASTERN BLOCK BASS PLAYER IN THE TIMES BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN. THIS ONE WE FOUND IN RUSSIA AND IT WAS PLAYED UP TO NOW BY A WELL KNOW JAZZ BASS PLAYER.

Sadly, this is true. This bass must have been a dream of any Soviet musician during the 70's and 80's. Hopefully, today's Russians dream of something better, usually Mexican Fenders. These Musimas are not produced anymore but you still find them in Russia and Europe. It is called rare probably due to the fact it was very expensive in Soviet Union at the times it was sold and not too many Musimas were actually purchased. It is not that rare in Germany, so if you're looking for vintage Musima prouced under the Iron Curtain, try searching the ebay.de

Anyway, don't pay more than $50.

We've got another Musima bass on our site which is not that stock, but its' shape looks like it also belongs to the Elektra line.


Credits:
ebay seller: kapkeng



This is another Musima Elektra Deluxe B from ebay, this time with a rare green finish. What a beautiful color!!!!

home | guitars | effects | articles | links | search | shop | email | forum | about
Cheesy Guitars owns no copyright on pictures and texts published on this site. Feel free to copy, modify and recycle.
CheesyGuitars - on the web since 2001. Project coordination and design - meatex Z.