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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, 2015.

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I've added a Schaller 10/40F…Continue

Started by Mark Harwood Apr 18, 2015.

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 Jerry Gordon on November 24, 2010 at 5:48pm
That is way cool, Ted. Gosh, wonder if my gal is a Doc. Will have to download some Doc & Chickie tunes...just love the Framus connection to so many talents.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on November 24, 2010 at 5:18pm
DOC WILLIAMS For this musician born 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, Framus built his own guitar model.
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Comment by Jerry Gordon on November 24, 2010 at 5:10pm
Thanks, Ted. Great looking guitar. Mine doesn't have a moustache...wonder if Framus made this one with both style bridges? Has anyone seen a Doc Williams model? I've search for photos without luck. Would like to see that model as my label says 5/95.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on November 24, 2010 at 4:46pm

This may be your guitar Jerry. Let me know. Looks really similar.

1969 FRAMUS Western model 5/195
Comment by Ginger on November 24, 2010 at 4:37pm
The Texan's are notorious for having high action which I'm sure is why people don't buy a Framus when they see used ones. But not all Framus are Texans. =)
There was just a show (somewhere) in the US & it was reintroducing the Framus. The guitars, both acoustic & electric got rave reviews. So who knows? Our guitars may start appreciating at a rapid rate. I'm still not selling tho'. That would be like selling my right arm.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on November 24, 2010 at 4:33pm
Hi Jerry,

I have a Gaucho and it is much smaller.
Comment by Jerry Gordon on November 24, 2010 at 3:58pm
Hi Ginger - Thanks for the link; the two guitars are very similar. I don't believe the bridge on mine has been changed. It all appears to be pretty much original, except perhaps for the copper truss cover. Compared mine to some photos of the Gaucho and I think mine is not as narrow in the waist as that model, but hard to tell. She plays like a dream. Nice low action...nothing like my Texan ;-).
Comment by Ginger on November 24, 2010 at 2:43pm
@ Jerry - It looks like one they called the Gaucho which was that size & shape but still had the adjustable bridge on it. I suppose you could tell by looking right away if this guitar had the bridge changed out? They used to do that a lot because nobody wanted to cope with the many adjustments that could be made. Go figure.
However, I did find this one & while it doesn't tell you anything about it, it does look like yours.
Comment by Jerry Gordon on November 24, 2010 at 12:22pm
Happy Thanksgiving all! Recently found another Framus that talked me in to taking her home. Having some trouble identifying the model, though. The label says 5/95, made in 64C. The Framus-vintage site has two listings for 5/95, Dix and Doc Williams Jr. I've seen several Dix models and this one doesn't resemble any of those. She is more of a parlor size and does not have a moustache or bolt-on neck. Haven't found any pictures of a Doc Williams yet. Also tried to send a note the the folks, but there is an error on their "ask a question" page. Anyone seen this model before? Thanks and have a great holiday!

Comment by Ted Hechtman on November 24, 2010 at 10:02am


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