PureSalem Guitars Announces the Tom Cat

Named after a Muddy Waters tune, the Tom Cat is a set-neck guitar loaded with Kent Armstrong P-90 pickups.

Miami, FL (October 21, 2013) -- PureSalem Guitars adopts an inspired approach and attitude while honoring the electric guitars’ glorious past. It‘s simplicity in design. It’s wood, wire, and strings. It’s rock and roll, and not rocket science.

“The idea is to put a pick in one hand and a guitar in the other and with a tiny movement rule the world!” – David Fair / Half Japanese

Named after the Muddy Waters song of the same name from his influential 1968 ELECTRIC MUD album the PureSalem TOM CAT combines exceptional value, quality construction and components along with off-kilter styling’s and transports us back to an era when Rock & Roll was free and memories yet to be made.


  • 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

All PureSalem Guitars are sold direct through our website and our Tom Cat model carries a retail price of $735.00. Available in left versions for no additional cost.

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