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Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jan 4

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Hootenany 2 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 marc landry May 24, 2014.

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.

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.

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Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 9:10pm
Hi Ginger... I get an error when I try your click me... ( I just read that sentence I just typed... what would my college English prof say about that? Thank God for old Framus guitars to balance things out.)
Comment by Ginger on January 22, 2011 at 8:56pm

Has anyone seen the Framus Santa Claus yet? This is so interesting...& good to know. =)

CLICK ME

Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 22, 2011 at 8:35pm
I would def say solid top. I compared it to my alvarez. Leave it alone i will do
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 8:28pm
Yeah I was born addicted to guitars I think... from the time I was six or seven years old I've had one around me...
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 8:23pm
Hi Nadine, there are a few ways to tell if its solid top or ply but sometimes you csn follow the grain around the soundhole... you can sometimes see it goes all the through or is broken up by some crossgrain... that said, there is nothing wrong with a well made ply top. I agree I'd leave it alone if all it needs is a decent set up...
Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 22, 2011 at 8:19pm
Thanks for your help Robert. I am new to guitar collecting. Guitars aren't just a hobby anymore, the older I get, it turns out to be an addiction. I am sure you feel my pain there!
Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 22, 2011 at 8:17pm
Yeah it had the bolt on neck. Oh great thats what I guessed it to be around, and glad it will be worth my money to set it up. The only flaw is a cosmetic crack on the headstock. The body is great and the finish is in pretty good shape for the age. I did some research and it did say it had a spruce top, although it felt more like a select. It is hard with the sunburst to tell.
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 8:09pm
I'd say it's worth (in my opinion, and I've bought a lot of guitars) at least $200.00 depending on potential cracks etc. I paid $45.00 for my Framus Ideal classical and ignored it for years before replacing the bridge, tuners and putting a new finish on it... I wouldn't sell it for $500.00 the way this guitar sounds... it was built right. I'd keep it!
Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 22, 2011 at 8:02pm
So, would you suggest fixing it up? I seriously bought it for $30 and could not turn down the vintage look, but to be honest it got me because the action was sooo low. The only thing it really needs is a good set up. It is a fun lil guitar. Robert, would you know what it is worth? I am not looking to sell it, but if it is worth more than the $30 I paid for it, then I won't be taking it around to parties and campfires.
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 8:02pm
Hi Nadine... I just checked and does indeed appear to be a Western. Does it have a bolt on neck?
 

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