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PureSalem Guitars Introduces the “Tom Cat”

Retro-inspired Tom Cat Model combines simplicity with quirky styling


The new retro-inspired PureSalem “Tom Cat” is a new model from the Miami-based guitar maker that employs a simplistic design utilizing classic guitar elements like wood, wire and strings.


Named for the Muddy Waters song of the same name, the PureSalem Tom Cat combines quality components and construction with unique styling.


Recently Christian Bland of the the Black Angels played a PureSalem Tom Cat on the band’s European tour.


PureSalem is a lefty-owned company and the Tom Cat is available in righty and lefty models at no additional markup. The idea behind PureSalem guitars is definitely one we can get behind; to provide simple rock and roll machines at prices the average working man can afford.

According to the PureSalem website, “It‘s simplicity in design. It’s wood wire, and strings. It’s rock and roll, and not rocket science.”

The Tom Cat retails for $735 and is available directly through the PureSalem guitars website.


Tech Specs:


• Mahogany Body
• Mahogany Neck
• Construction: Set Neck
• Rosewood Fingerboard
Tune-o-Matic Bridge
• Block Inlays
• Medium jumbo frets
• Synthetic Bone Nut
• Vintage Kluson-Style Tuners
• Kent Armstrong P90 Pickups
• 24 3/4″ scale length
• 2 1/16″string space
• 40.6mm nut
• 12” radius D-shape Neck
• Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
• Finish Options: Traditional Burst, Banana Puddin Cream and Rosewood Veneer

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