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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.

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.


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 Martin on January 31, 2011 at 2:04pm
Comment by Martin on January 31, 2011 at 1:52pm
Comment by Martin on January 31, 2011 at 1:50pm
The pic below is of a Framus 5/99 which was on sale on ebay the only one i've ever seen it's a Blueridge.
Comment by Martin on January 31, 2011 at 1:49pm
Comment by Martin on January 31, 2011 at 1:46pm
It would be worth trying to glue it if it's not a wide crack I think robert would be the best to ask. I have never tried silk and steel string but i'm intrigued now to find out about them. The action was great I did it myself I've owned lots of Framus guitars.
Comment by Ted Hechtman on January 31, 2011 at 1:39pm
Beautiful. Mine has a crack in the side. Not sure how that happened. It may have arrived that way but it also may have happened in my move from my apartment to the house. I would hate to start the sanding and refinishing process. What do you think of a very careful application of glue and taping/clamping. Is the action on yours really low? Mine is. What would you think of silk and steel strings on it?
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)

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