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Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jan 31

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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 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?
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 7:43pm
Oh, Martin might know too... he's a wealth of Framus knowledge (and plays great too)
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 22, 2011 at 7:41pm
Good catch! It does appear all original Nadine... Ted would know since I'm more familiar with the archtops and classical Framus guitars. I have wanted to buy a Gaucho but haven't found one except on eBay and I don't like eBay much, and would rather purchase from an individual. That's a nice looking guitar in any event! And welcome to the Framus group, I've met some very nice people here...
Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 22, 2011 at 7:28pm
Hey guys, I am trying to find out some information on this Framus acoustic I happen to spot at a thrift store believe it or not. I've heard of Framus and I decided to pick it because it was cheap and was pretty to look at. I am just trying to find some information out on it. It is a 1969 5/195. I believe it is called a Western. It all is original from what i can tell. If anyone can give any specs on this like the wood types, and how much something like that is worth. I love collecting and hope I got a good deal for my collection. Is it rare? I cannot find anyone like it online. Help me out. Lovin this community.
Comment by Martin on January 16, 2011 at 1:46pm

Ted,

 I would try to get the height at the 12fret down to 3-4mm I would definitely try turning the truss rod half a turn anticlockwise before shimming the saddle might take the buzz away without raising the height to 6mm(1/4in) . Worth a try.

Martin

 

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