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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.

Which archtop have I got? 1 Reply

Is it a Hobby or a Calypso? I've seen pics labelled both ways. What's the difference?Both models seem to be designated 5/50. Mine is dated 61K, ie. November 1961, if that helps.Also, it has had a…Continue

Started by Mark Harwood. Last reply by Mark Harwood Aug 14, 2013.

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Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 5:39pm
It's ok Ginger sometimes I'm away from pc for days on end that's a healthy sign that your not glued to the pc :-)) I saw a Framus catalogue or advert with a girl holding a Framus12 string hummingbird or dove style guitar in red.
Comment by Ginger on August 17, 2011 at 5:24pm
Martin - omg, you posted your question on the 11th, here it is the 17th & I'm only now getting to answering it. I apologize to both you & Steve for leaving things hanging so long. I still haven't found the address of the shop in Germany either tho' both Greg & I have scoured the house for the tuners & receipt in the ziplock. I think gremlins must have made off with the bag. Now I'm going back to look at old correspondence with Dr. Hoyer & see if one of the emails holds the address. Who knew it would be that hard to find. According to the story we got re: my guitar was that the Canadian guitarist Leona Boyd was traveling in Europe & stopped by the Framus factory to ask if they could make her a 12 string that looked like the Gibson Hummingbird (six). They were more than happy to accommodate her & even continued to make them for market afterwards. But they weren't a huge hit. I suppose not that many people played 12 strings in 1964. So they decided to make a six looking the same & called it the Falcon 6. That was in 1972 I believe. I have looked over the years for a picture of Liona with the guitar but have never found one. Of course I haven't found a picture of the guitar either, other than at the Framus website & it's a bit different with a straight bridge & saddle. My guitar as you can see, has an adjustable bridge like an electric guitar does. In fact each set of strings have their own little bone wedge that can be slid forward or back as well as screws to raise or lower them.
Comment by Jay P. on August 17, 2011 at 1:54pm

Lots of really great Framus sounds here. Thanks Martin.


Jay P.

Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 6:08am The story of a guitar
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 6:04am Must hear this Framus
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 6:02am Framus under another name
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 6:00am
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 5:58am
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 5:44am
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...

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