MUSIMA ETERNA
   
Used by Thurston/Kim: 1989-2007

  • 1989 -- GABDEG (Teenage Riot, Hey Joni - THURSTON)
  • 1992 -- DEGDBB (Swimsuit Issue - KIM)
  • 1995 -- DADABB (Junkie's Promise - THURSTON)
  • 1996 -- DADABB (Junkie's Promise - THURSTON)
  • 1999 -- DADABB (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete - KIM)
  • 2000 -- DADABB (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete - KIM)
  • 2001 -- DADABB (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete, The Empty Page, Karen Revisited, Disconnection Notice - KIM)
  • 2002 -- DADABB (Nevermind, The Empty Page, Karen Revisited, Disconnection Notice - KIM)
  • 2003 -- DADABB (The Empty Page, Karenology, Disconnection Notice - KIM)
  • 2004 -- DADABB (The Empty Page, Karenology, New Hampshire - KIM)
  • 2005 -- DADABB (The Empty Page, Disconnection Notice, Karenology, New Hampshire - KIM)
  • 2006 -- DADABB (Rats - KIM)
  • 2007 -- DADABB (The Empty Page, Rats - KIM)

    NOTES:

  • This odd East German guitar was purchased in L.A. by Kim in the mid-80s. Thurston used it live on occasion from '89-'96, but Kim used it to record her guitar parts on "Dirty" (and was using it for her part on 'Swimsuit Issue' live before obtaining the Les Paul). After the July '99 gear theft, she returned to this guitar for the recording of "nyc ghosts & flowers" and has used it on each album since (except possibly 'The Eternal'). This was probably used on some of the Free Kitten records as well.
  • Here's a little info on this brand of guitar: Musima Eterna
  • Black body
  • 3 single coils
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Tons of switches
  • 2 knobs, probably more
  • Small rectangular sticker
  • Listed as "DDR" on '95 set lists.
  • Listed as "ETERNA" on 2000 set lists.
  • Listed as "eterna" on 2002 set lists.

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