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The list of German guitars covers mainly DDR production. Western Germany represented only by a couple of instruments that are definitely cheesy.

DDR-made guitars were among the best of all "Eastern block" guitars - the communist rule could not easily make German people lazy and ignorant, so the quality of the instruments remained relatively high. Musimas were usualy priced twice higher than other Soviet/Czechoslovakian/Bulgarian instruments on the market behind the Iron Curtain. Musima guitars and basses were the instruments of choise of many professional musicians in the Eastern Europe. Although considered a "hi-end" in the "communist" region, Musimas' quality was still far from a real hi-end and even "second-grade" instruments made by Hagstrom and other neighbors.

Brands like Meinel und Herold and Migma were a part of the same Musima corporation, and you can notice that certain hardware parts look the same on all of those instruments.

Unlike other "communist" brands, Musima still exists but they currently make acoustic instruments only (acoustic guitars were the largest part in overall Musima production also during the "electric" days).


See also: Musima '73 catalogue.
. Guitars' list - Germany
.Musima, DDR (Eastern Germany)
Musima Elektrina II
Musima Elektrina III
Musima Record
Musima Spezial
Musima 1655HV
Musima 1655H
Musima 1657
Musima 1657B bass
Musima I/2 guitar
Musima V/2 bass
Musima Eterna
Musima Elgita
Musima Elektra Deluxe
Musima Elektra Deluxe V
Musima Elektra Deluxe B bass
Musima Deluxe 25K
Musima Deluxe 25
Musima Deluxe 25 bass
Musima Eterna 25
Musima Vibromatic
Musima SG
Top Star fretless bass by Musima - late 80's Musima production.
.Marma, DDR (Eastern Germany)
Marma
Another Marma
.Meinel Und Herold, DDR (Eastern Germany)
Meinel Und Herold bass
Another Meinel Und Herold bass
.Migma, DDR (Eastern Germany)
Migma Star 62
Migma Star bass
Migma Favorit
Migma Semihollow guitar
Migma Semihollow bass
Early Migma Elektra black
Migma Elektra - blue
Migma Elektra - red
one more Migma
Migma bass
.Made in Western Germany
Huttl 555 "folkamp" with built-in speaker
Klira Sioux

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