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Herrnsdorf (Musima) "Cateyes"  (1958)

Solid wood guitar both the top, the bottom and the sides. Multibinding spruce top, back and sides are maple, fingerboard is ebony. It is a high-end model built by hand, with great care and very good materials.

  The neck is made in five pieces. The headstock has been replaced by a more modern one

  These guitars were built in East Germany by the same craftsmen who previously made for Framus and Hofner.

  They are large size guitars, with a 65 cm scale. This one in particular is very slightly arched, it really is almost flat top. Inner braces are a mix of two parallel bars, like most archtop braces, with other ladder braced braces.

  It does not retain the original parts, the bridge was replaced by a rosewood one.   The pickup is modern, AlnicoV lipstick type, with interior installation, volume control and female jack output at the end of the body. Works perfectly, without noise or hum

  The neck is attached to the body by a screw that also allows the angle of the neck to be adjusted to modify the height of the strings, this system was used in Vienna since 1800.

  Very comfortable to play in all positions, the neck is a luxury, balanced and stable, with a perfect tuning and balance.

  The fingerboard has been reconditioned and maintains the original frets, so the guitar allows a perfect adjustment both in tuning and in the height of the strings (1.5 mm for the first string at the 12th fret). Bronze strings 0.11 / 47

It works perfectly without noise or hum. Fully revised and adjusted. Delivered in perfect condition and ready to play


"Musima guitars were built in East Germany, behind the iron curtain. The beginnings of the" Musima company "in the town of Markneukirchen. They were instruments widely used by professionals in their time, for their reliability, their good sound and above all their playing comfort, The quality of their materials was good and they were as famous as Hofner and Framus were on the other side of the Iron Curtain ... "

Herrnsdorf (Musima) "Cateyes" (1958)

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