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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.

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Started by Mark Harwood Apr 18.

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 Ginger on August 10, 2011 at 8:38am
@ Steve - What Martin & Ted advised you is correct. And don't give up on the factory...they were so good when I needed tuner machines for my Falcon 12. They didn't have any but they put me in touch with the shop Framus still deals with that makes the tuners. So we contacted them & they just happened to have the older tuners we needed. They sent them from Germany right away & also sent new rings that fit into the headstock so everything was true. I wish I had the name & address of that shop handy but I don't. However if you write to Dr. Christian Hoyer at the Framus Museum, he might be able to put you straight. He was the man we dealt with. In the meanwhile I will milk my husband for the shop name & address. =)
Comment by Martin on August 10, 2011 at 6:53am
Steve I'd love to see apic of your Framus Dix.
Comment by Martin on August 10, 2011 at 6:50am
I've no idea about the Doc Williams Framus never saw one and can't help with the vintage parts although I've seen many framus original parts in Ebay.De
Comment by steve diamond on August 9, 2011 at 10:13pm
Thanks Martin Inside label says Model # 5/95, serial # 4795, tested  by, and then very faintly, 64 B, which I assume to mean Feb, 1964. Now how does one tell the difference between a Dix and a Doc Williams? Further I have sent an e-mail to the factory to inquire about parts and have received no reply. Do you have any idea where I can get vintage replacement parts?
Comment by Martin on August 9, 2011 at 5:55pm
Dating Framus guitars is done by a number on the inside label such as 65D which means April 1965. ie A = January B = February etc.
Comment by Martin on August 9, 2011 at 5:50pm
Look for a photo titled Your Dix with a Gaucho and Tenor and click enlarged view beneath it for close up of details such as 27 gns new that's guineas old money 27 pounds 27 shillings.
Comment by Martin on August 9, 2011 at 5:47pm
Hi, Sorry I have been away. I have a catalogue page in my photos on MY PAGE here in Acoustic guitar community this guitar is listed on it a Framus Dix 5/95 with details.
Comment by steve diamond on August 5, 2011 at 7:12am
Thanks Robert!  How bout it Ted or Martin?
Comment by Robert Brochey on August 4, 2011 at 9:10pm

Hello Steve, Ted or Martin may be able to date it for you... my guess, and it's only a guess, would be April 1979... I'm not certain, but it's either a Dix or Doc Williams Jr. model. Anyone else? You'll get your questions answered here, there are some real Framus lovers in this group.



Comment by steve diamond on August 4, 2011 at 8:04pm
Can any one help me with info on my recently acquired 5/95 serial # 4795. I am interested in year, value, availability of parts, etc. I love this guitar and want to bring it back to life. thanks

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