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Hootenany 4 Replies

 I am trying to repair my Framus Hootenany.My big problem is that I have no tuners. I don't know what configuration the tuners are. Are they single style or are they two strips? I can't find any…Continue

Started by marc landry. Last reply by Allen Apr 20.

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Started by Mark Harwood Apr 18.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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Comment by Reg Hayes on August 1, 2010 at 12:42pm
Hello to you all. I've had a Framus 12 string since 1967. Still play it. Never had the neck warp but had to shim the neck to align with the lowered bridge for easier action. Doesn't have a big or deep sound but lovely and clear none the less. I've got some posted pictures on my Page.

Reg Hayes
Comment by Ginger on July 25, 2010 at 9:24pm
@David - the high action seems to be a common complaint of the Western Texan series, but mine, maybe because it was a limited edition, didn't have any neck issues at all. And at age 47, it still doesn't.
I just had it in last summer for it's first ever neck adjustment because I couldn't tune it. I got the new tuners from Germany, had the neck done & she's as sweet as ever. =)
I've seen the occasional on for sale on ebay for just peanuts & I always wonder are they selling them because there's something wrong or do they not know what they are?
Comment by David Susman on July 25, 2010 at 6:43pm
My first guitar was a Framus, sadly the neck warped beyond repair many years ago. I would like to find another, it was a nice guitar but the action was rather high.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 14, 2010 at 10:50pm
Howdy all. Just got another Framus from the 1960's. High action but beautiful. Will post a picture soon.
Comment by Denny Ryan on April 19, 2010 at 4:58pm
so I guess there is at least 2 falcon 12's in the world. be sure to add a pic when you get it.
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?

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