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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

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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, 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 Martin on January 31, 2011 at 1:36pm
Comment by Ted Hechtman on January 27, 2011 at 8:22pm's what I'm cogitating on. Perhaps this April (to coincide with this)


The New Yorker Special: Handcrafting a Guitar (1985)
April 21, 2011
2:00 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for

The Museum presents documentary and feature films and videos related to special exhibitions and the permanent collection throughout the year. These films, shown in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium or the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Topics include artists' biographies and bodies of work, particular creative techniques, art historical movements, events in world history, mythological and iconographic subjects, and other art-related themes. Film programs designed for families and young people are also offered.

Frederick Cohen, director. Celebrates the artistry of James D'Aquisto, who demonstrates building a guitar by hand from beginning to end (30 min.). This film is shown in conjunction with the exhibition Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York.


It would be fun to put together a two day outing to include the abve film/exhibit at the Met along with a visit to Mandolin Brothers


and Retrofret


it wouldst be fun to put together a sort of group visit to all three over a two day weekend.




drawback is lodging. (I don't have enough room and can't offer accommodations and Nueva York ain't cheap. ).


I also don't know if either place would welcome a large (if it becomes large) group. SO  this is just smoke at the moment. Let me know what you think
Comment by Martin on January 26, 2011 at 3:59pm
Your headstock design is unusual it's more commomly a diamond shape my Gaucho 5/194 has a metal bridge I have pics on my page.
Comment by Nadine LaRoche on January 26, 2011 at 2:27pm
Yeah the only difference I see if the headstock design. Mine also has a metal nut and a different bridge. I like the Dix better tho! I like the bridge pins (better sound)
Comment by Ted Hechtman on January 23, 2011 at 5:01pm
Thanks for the photos. They are certainly beautiful guitars. I woul love a 12 and a dreadnought. But I will have to wait a bit.
Comment by Martin on January 23, 2011 at 12:13pm

The same process with serial numbers happened with the Gaucho first 5/94 then with the moustache bridge 5/194 I think the older ones might have been solid tops the newer laminate.

Comment by Martin on January 23, 2011 at 12:09pm
In my humble opinion the Western is just a Dix renamed they look identical except for the updated bridge in fact the ad below states  "A big Western" model  beside the Dix. Also has 27gns as the price that Guineas ie 27 pounds 27 shillings in english old money.
Comment by Martin on January 23, 2011 at 11:54am
Comment by Robert Brochey on January 23, 2011 at 11:36am
Cool link, thanks Ginger
Comment by Martin on January 23, 2011 at 11:35am

Hi All,

Robert thanks for the vote of confidence but I Wish on both counts.


I have some catalogue pics on my page and your guitar is very very similar to a Dix 5/95 I think the guitar you have is one but a little younger and they have added the moustache bridge but hey I'm probably wrong.


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