Wait a second, is this a LP?

Well.... let me explain the story behind this guitar a bit.

By 1973, the communist administration of East Germany decided that all guitar production shall be consolidated within one musical instruments manufacturer, and Musima was decided to be the brand under which every musical instruments production in the GDR was combined.

This stopped the production of all the different models of electric and acoustic guitars in East Germany, and after that a consolidated line of guitar models was designed and released, which pretty much stayed the only guitars produced in the GDR until the late 80s.

This guitar is one model from the 1974 line of guitars. It was called the "25k", the "25" maybe coming from the 25th anniversary of the GDR in 1974, but we don't know for sure.

The guitar was the first and only one in the GDR to have a "LP-style" shape, but that was all which it has in common with its famous counterpart. It features two Alnico 5 single coils, a screwed on control plate with a tone selector switch (much like on previous GDR electrics), a birch body and maple neck and a zero fret. The body has some kind of arch, but is pretty much flat.

It plays well and the pickups deliver a nice vintage single coil sound. This will definitely make the guitar police in the audience wonder what kind of 3.000 $ Boutique guitar you might have there :-)


The guitar is in a great condition for its age with some marks of use. The neck is well adjustable with a Hagström-like truss rod system. It is a chunky neck. Frets and fretboard are in good condition with small marks of use.

Of course there are some scratches to be found, and the frets and fretboard show some tolerable wear. See the pics please for more details. One of the tuner pegs is slightly twisted. All parts are original maybe except the tone selector switch.


The electrics work fine, the pickups sound very much like vintage single coils. The sound is trebly and twangy.

With the tone selector switch you can dial in different (subtle) sound flavors, while the volume and tone pot work for all settings.

Sound and Playability:

The guitar plays easily with a very low string action.

Frets, Repairs, Service:

Guitar restored completely, cleaned, fretboard oiled, tuners oiled, frets polished, new 10 gauge strings attached,  The guitar comes detuned for shipping.

SHIPPING: Please check the shipping quotes in this offer. I ship with insurance, worldwide. Usually I am able to ship the item on the same day or next day of received payment. Please allow 1-2 days from pick up for delivery in Germany, 1-2 weeks within the EU, and 2-8 (!!!!) weeks anywhere else depending on your location. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival.

 AFTER DELIVERY: After receiving the item, please inspect the package for obvious damages and make fotos if there are any. After unpacking, check the item immediately for damages or other undocumented flaws. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival. Please note that I will only take the item back entirely, but not grant any reduction of price and generally only accept returns if the item was unaltered after arrival.

 CITES protection: all of the items I sell have been legally imported to the EU before January 1st 2017 and are registered with the authorities in Hamburg, Germany (if applicable).

 DATA protection: German financial regulations demand that I keep your address on file in an invoice. The only information that I store are the ones which this platform provides me. Please understand that I cannot delete that information from my files. You may ask what kind of info I have stored from you any time.

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand Musima
Model 25K single cut guitar
Year ~1974
Made In Germany

Accepted Payment Methods

Shipping Policy

Available for local pickup from Hamburg, Germany

Ships from Hamburg, Germany to:

United States
European Union
Macedonia, Republic of
Everywhere Else

I have been shipping guitars to all kinds of remote regions of the Earth for almost 10 years now - rest assured that I know how to pack a guitar safely. However, there is always a small risk left (you never know how the package is treated). In case of a damage, please contact me immediately.

Shipping within EU usually takes about 5-7 days.

Shipping to the US: I use DHL since they offer a very reliable, easy to track and cheap service including insurance. They hand the packages over to USPS. Once a package has been shipped, I will check the tracking for the USPS tracking number and update it once it has been assigned. It is not uncommon that while a guitar shipped to NY or Chicago only takes about a week to be delivered, it might be up to 6 weeks for more remote locations. There is nothing I can do about it; please be patient. I appreciate it if you inform me immediately once the guitar arrived safely and leave a good rating.

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Return Window

This product can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

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The Old Europe

Hamburg, Germany
Joined: Nov 2014

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