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Latest Activity: Apr 20

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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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I've added a Schaller 10/40F…Continue

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 Allen on March 24, 2012 at 6:13am

Hello !

@ Gillian: It would be a good idea to post a picture of your 5/50 in your picture gallery. I don't know if the 5/50 is the same as the 5/1.

Comment by Reg Hayes on March 23, 2012 at 3:24pm

Check out this guitar restoration.  Now if only they'd do that with my old 67 Framus 12 string.

Comment by Gillian Shackleton on December 18, 2011 at 2:21pm


Anyone else got a 5/50? My '63 doesn't look anything like any other one I've seen on google or Vintage! Must be special! :P


Comment by Richard S Barrett on November 18, 2011 at 3:53am

Hello Allen,

The Texan I have with a sound Hole pick up is the same as the one pictured except that mine doesn't have that square piece of plastic around it. When I purchased it the seller said it was factory installed. The pick up I bought if I install it I will lengthen the wires and change the jack/plug to one I  can use a strap on. No sense drilling holes I don't have to.

Comment by Allen on November 17, 2011 at 12:54pm

Hi Richard !

Just in case .. they have a picture on the Framus Vintage website, of a 6 string Texan with a pickup that looks similar to yours:

It seems you can't avoid to drill some holes in the guitar. This kind of "custom craft assembly" was rather usual in the sixties, with - in my experience - very questionable sound results. I remember I was playing on stage with this kind of devices when the first Ovations became available, and I had to switch to Ovation, which I didn't like because of the round back, but the sound was a lot clearer. That's why I still prefer to play on my old Framus, just in front of a good acoustic microphone, when it is necessary. A great quality of the Framus Texan is that you can strum it quite hard, it still sounds properly (or even better). I am currently playing rhythm and bass backup in (just plain acoustic) bands with one or two fiddles and accordions, and the Framus Texan is one of the best guitars for this purpose.

Comment by Martin on October 7, 2011 at 3:21pm
Allen that was a very interesting site for Framus thanks a lot for that. martin
Comment by Allen on October 5, 2011 at 2:46pm

Hi all of you Framus owners and fans ! I am an old and seasoned guitarist who plays on Framus guitars since the late '60s, and still playing them. I am glad to be here and I'll read all your comments and posts with great interest.


Comment by Martin on August 26, 2011 at 7:39am
Check this on out on ebay for the style probably they are original white button open style. Search Item 270787314936 
Comment by steve diamond on August 26, 2011 at 6:28am
Hi Larry- Dr Christian Hoyer will be able to help. He helped me with my 1964 Dix. heres his e-mail Christian Hoyer a href="">>;
Comment by Larry Carr on August 26, 2011 at 5:37am



Just scored a Framus 5 1/50 on e-bay.   I need to put a set of tuners on it.  Anyone know what style it had in 63?  


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