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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 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?  

Comment by Ginger on August 17, 2011 at 8:09pm

Hi Martin -  yes, I remember this picture from somewhere but just not sure where...a girl sitting on a pier (or boat deck) in Toronto harbor? It's not Leona tho'...maybe just a Framus ad? I have also been told that Leona Boyd has hand dystonia & rarely plays anymore.  She's now doing more singing/song sad. She was very good. I wonder if she still has the Framus?

I think the bird on my pick guard is a lark? Looks like a lark to me anyway. Regardless, it's still in the bird family without copyright infringements. ;)

Comment by Ginger on August 17, 2011 at 7:54pm
Oh that's marvelous Steve! I figured if you would contact him he would be more than happy to steer you in the right direction. A really great guy & very happy to be of help we found. Keep us posted on how it all goes! =}
Comment by steve diamond on August 17, 2011 at 7:30pm
hi ginger- Dr. Hoyer emailed me and gave me the hook up on parts. I am good to go. will be sending pics soon! cheers.
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 5:45pm
Ginger on my page here there is a pic of a Framus 12 string in sunburst red with a dove pickgaurd and pick up just go to my page look down the left hand side for photo's..

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