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ISO Case for Framus longneck guitar 4 Replies

I found a rare Framus 12 string at a flea market and I didn't even notice it had a 16 fret neck. With all that neck and all that head the only case I can use is a gig bag and it sticks out about 6".…Continue

Started by Stan Wells. Last reply by Stan Wells Jan 31.

Amatuer 5/1 bridge 4 Replies

Hi, do you know where I can get a bridge for a Framus Amatuer 5/1?  Thanks.  The action is heck.  I'm going to drop the bridge a bit with a belt sander.  Before I do I'd like to know where I can get…Continue

Started by Rowland Vela. Last reply by Rowland Vela Jan 8.

Touch-ups?

I am anxiously waiting the delivery of my Framus Western model. The suspense is killing me already, and it ain't supposed to be delivered until Wednesday!So while I wait, I thought I would ask a few…Continue

Started by Bobby Ratliff Aug 24, 2013.

Which archtop have I got? 1 Reply

Is it a Hobby or a Calypso? I've seen pics labelled both ways. What's the difference?Both models seem to be designated 5/50. Mine is dated 61K, ie. November 1961, if that helps.Also, it has had a…Continue

Started by Mark Harwood. Last reply by Mark Harwood Aug 14, 2013.

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Comment by John Karlson on April 19, 2010 at 9:40am
Hi Ted,

I just purchased a Falcon 12 on ebay and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. While living in Germany in 1970 I purchased a Framus dreadnaught and kept it until 2002, when I unfortunately gave it away and have regretted it ever since.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on April 19, 2010 at 9:01am
John....what Framus do you own?
Comment by Ted Hechtman on April 19, 2010 at 9:00am
Welcome John! We're growing bit by bit!
Comment by Ginger on April 17, 2010 at 2:27pm
Hi Denny, Well, I probably have the only one on the planet according to the Framus Museum curator Dr. Christian Hoyer. It's a vintage 1964 Framus Falcon 12. They made this guitar after a Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd fell in love with the guitars while touring Europe. She said she'd love a guitar that looked like a Gibson Hummingbird...or a Dove, but she didn't want the Gibson. So Framus created the Falcon 12. At that time, the 12 string wasn't a very popular guitar & marketing a 12 wasn't profitable. so in 1972 they brought out the Falcon 6 which I think you can still find around. Not that I've seen any...

There's pictures of my Framus in my photos here.
Anyway my Framus had some damage done by movers while moving from Vegas to PA & I got it fixed by a guy working at Martin. We sent to Germany for new/old tuning machines & that's when I learned the museum didn't even have one. So I told them that if my daughters don't want it when I'm finished with it, the museum can have it.
It is my heart & soul.
Sorry for the long answer...I just get used to giving that info because otherwise nobody knows what I'm talking about. =)
Comment by Denny Ryan on April 17, 2010 at 1:16pm
welcome Ginger. What kind of Framus do you have?
Comment by Ginger on April 17, 2010 at 12:52pm
Jeez, I'm not a little slow am I? I was sure I'd clicked on the join button a few weeks ago but never checked back to see if I had indeed been included.
Hello gentlemen. =)
Comment by Denny Ryan on March 26, 2010 at 9:08am
Ted, I also have a small body Framus parlor size guitar. Its bluesy sounding and fun to play. Will post a picture.
Dennis
 

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