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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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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 Larry Carr on August 26, 2011 at 5:37am

HI,

 

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 writing...how 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..
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
http://youtu.be/CkHZm_p6lEo The story of a guitar
Comment by Martin on August 17, 2011 at 6:04am
http://youtu.be/f__o3K4OZoM Must hear this Framus
 

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