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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 Robert Brochey on August 11, 2011 at 8:01am
Ted, any luck picking up that 12 string Framus? Sounded like it could be had for $50.00 but I never heard from the guy...
Comment by Martin on August 11, 2011 at 7:47am
Sorry dove style is it?
Comment by Martin on August 11, 2011 at 7:47am


Your guitar looks amazing it's the only one I've seen with a sunburst finish and hummingbird style pickup I never tire of looking at it.


Comment by Ginger on August 11, 2011 at 6:51am

@Steve - nothing yet on the shop address. I know I kept fact remember slipping the receipt in a ziplock bag with the old tuners we took off. I wanted to keep those for prosperity's sake. But I'm going to have to go thru' our guitar cases & some drawers because the bag isn't where it should be. The problem with two people living in one big house. =) But I'll keep looking...


If you'd like to check out what Fred does, his wife set up a web site for him which lists what he does & who he's worked for...just click on his name. 

Fred Castner

Comment by steve diamond on August 11, 2011 at 4:56am
or receipt rather....doh!
Comment by steve diamond on August 11, 2011 at 4:41am
ginger=your baby is utterly gorgeous! Fred is truly talented! BTW. Any luck on finding the precept for those parts?
Comment by Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 10:12pm
Excellent work Ginger, your guitar looks beautiful!
Comment by Ginger on August 10, 2011 at 10:02pm
@Steve - Yes his name is Fred Castner in Bangor PA & he has worked at Martin for a lot of years but has his own shop on the side as well...there he fixes other brands of guitar. I didn't want to have my guitar redone but due to mover neglect, it was left in the heat of the desert for 10 months & the finish was a mess. But worse it split from the sound hole to the bottom of the lower bout. I had no choice but to have it fixed. The picture here of the front doesn't look too bad, but when we dropped a lit flashlight inside, it shone thru' the crack. =( Broke my heart because they promised us special crating & storage in air conditioned storage. When they delivered it to me, it was wrapped in newspaper & much for special treatment. Anyway, Fred charged me $600.00 to do mine & he did a beautiful job. Here's a pic of Fred's arm holding the refinished guitar & you can see the beautiful job he did repairing the crack & refinishing the wood.
Comment by Robert Brochey on August 10, 2011 at 8:53pm
Martin, thanks for the compliment! I want to have a kind of signature finish for my guitars so I've been experimenting some... yes I've played it, it's light and responsive, nice archtop jazz tone! The area around the body edges (top and back) were critical to get the re-curve right, which translates to more volume (and tone) with more movement of the top AND back plate. Thanks again, and your Gaucho sounds terrific, I listened to the Pit again!
Comment by Martin on August 10, 2011 at 8:01pm
Steve You can hear my Framus Gaucho mostly strummed in a song I have on my page here called Hattonrigg Pit disaster writen played and sang by my son from his album De Rosa - Mend if you are interested.

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