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A site for owners of Framus Guitars.

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Latest Activity: Jul 8

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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 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 ;)   !!!!!!

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?

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