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A site for owners of Framus Guitars.

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Jul 17

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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 Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 3:01pm
BTW Steve, that's a great looking guitar! Definately a keeper! It looks like a slope shoulder dread, is it? What are the dinensions? upper and lower bout etc.? Reminds me of the guitar I've seen Elvis Costello play.
Comment by Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 2:42pm
Hi Steve, I'm finishing the archtop I built in Nazareth PA last April and am attatching a few photos... I use the french polishing technique on all the instruments I own and work on. This archtop has 6 sessions of blonde 1 cut shellac on the top and back, 6 sessions of 1 cut blonde plus 2 sessions of 2 cut brown to add some contrast to the sides and neck. The cost of materials for me to do this was well under $35.00. You have to be patient, however. I have only the glaze coat and final polishing for it to be complete. French polishing allows your instrument to "breathe" and, it's easy to repair if you bang it around... just a suggestion.
Comment by steve diamond on August 10, 2011 at 12:40pm

HI All- pictures of Eva are now in my photos on my page. I welcome all suggestions, criticisms, and comments. If anyone can tell me where to get parts or knows people who do good work (frets, finish, etc), please let me know. Thanks again!

 

Comment by steve diamond on August 10, 2011 at 12:20pm
Thanks Ginger! Your baby sure is beautiful!!!! Excited to learn more about this guitar (that is so cool about the bracing!!). You said your friend was a finish and restore guy at Martin, do you have any idea how much a good re-finish costs? I' m toying with the idea of not refinishing and kinda letting the years show. But if its not too costly to get this done...why no?. Did i mention how excited I am!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Ginger on August 10, 2011 at 11:07am

Darn! I forgot to add...Eva will be loud & have a lot of sweet jangle! My Baby does!

Pic above is my baby back & sides & below is the front, pre restoration.

 

Comment by Ginger on August 10, 2011 at 10:59am

Steve - I believe the entire guitar is maple. When I took my 12 to a Martin guy for restoration, he said the back & sides were maple (good tonal wood too btw) but that the top *may be* European spruce. That makes sense, because the top of mine does differ a bit from the sides & back. But then, with the sunburst, it's really hard to say 100%. My friend & restorer is a finisher & restorer at Martin guitars so I can pretty much rely on him knowing what he's talking about tho'. He also was surprised to see that the bracing inside the Framus was identical to the Martin....hmmmm.... ;) Those German luthiers huh?

 

I'm about to rummage around in my guitar debris here & see if I didn't keep the receipt from the shop in Germany...keep your fingers crossed. =)

Comment by Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 10:40am
oops sorry Ted... I'm watching a 5 year old and a 7 year old this week so my mind is putty... Craigslist Albuquerque, musical instruments, Framus
Comment by Ted Hechtman on August 10, 2011 at 10:37am
Look it up where???
Comment by Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 10:31am

Hi all you Framus lovers... I ran across a 12 string Texan (5/296) in Albuquerque for $70.00 if anyone is interested, I called the guy today to see if it's still available. You can look it up or email me and I'll forward the number.  

 

 

Comment by steve diamond on August 10, 2011 at 9:37am

Hi Folks,-First of all let me say thanks to all for your helpful posts. Second, how cool is it that there is a forum for us to share our passion and help each other out!!! I am getting really excited about my Framus Dix and the upcoming restoration. I will be posting pics later today of "Eva" (thats her name). Warning! she is in a very rough state and has not had strings on her in years. What can y'all tell me about the sound of these guitars? Are they loud? What style of music do y'all play? The back of my guitar appears to be made out of tiger maple, can anyone confirm this? Thanks again folks! Y'all have been most helpful ;)   !!!!!!

 

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