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Framus Texan 12 Special

Looks are great as this one features a special pale yellow sunburst finish. Unfortunately quite hard to clamp the neck, screws up fast or accurate playing. I have tuned it in open D to make it easier, and I love the low sound. I've played ot for days and months, and my fingers are still present !

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Comment by Allen on August 21, 2012 at 12:25pm

Hi Ginger. Thanks to comment on my Special Texan 12 strings. I just had a discussion with Virginia Dee, who has also found a special Framus Western .I know the Framus Museum from the beginning and I wanted to send pictures of my 12 string to Dr Christian Hoyer, but I didn't find the time (and the good camera) to make accurate pictures of it. I know that the Framus "Western" guitars appeared under different names, The "Hootenanny" and the "Camping King" were similar, with the "Hootenanny" (like John Lennon's) featuring a more elaborate finish. Things seem to be more confusing when it comes to Dreadnought models, some of them being labeled as "Texan", others as "Falcon" and others as "Dix". I think there was a demand from prominent or renowned musicians in the late '60s or early '70s for custom models, and that's why Framus made limited editions or one-of-a-kind ones. I am happy to see we share the same passion to own (and play) old special guitars with their particular sound. As I was playing once in a private party, a friend of mine came to me and said: "When we hear you play, we know it can be no one else but you, You have a very personal sound". I know it was due to that "Framus" sound.

Comment by Ginger on August 21, 2012 at 11:43am

Hi Allen -- I notice Martin's already spotted you here, & I'm not surprised. What an incredible looking Framus you have! I have not seen one like that before either & I wouldn't be the least surprised if it was one of only a few. Framus seems to do this. I have a Framus Falcon 12 & mine's a rarity too. Right from the Framus Museum curators mouth, he doesn't have one in the museum & now had a photo of mine there to show it's existence but that's it until I pass & send him mine.
I think it'll clear things up a little for you if I explain that the Westerns are broken down into different models - Nashville, Hootenanny, Falcon & all number of different named but all under the same mother series. However, even here you won't find mine...mine has an elaborate adjustable bridge. 
Anyway, take a look at the various vintage guitars if you haven't already.

Comment by Allen on October 5, 2011 at 5:46pm

Since I had never actually seen another onr with the same looks, I was wondering if mine was maybe the only one .. until I saw the sleeve of the 1967 single 45T record of Michel Polnareff "Mes Regrets", on which he is photographed playing a very similar one. Besides, I am still wondering what are the differences between the "Texan" and the "Falcon". Maybe a question too futile to open a topic about it..

Thanks for all your comments.

Comment by Martin on October 5, 2011 at 5:23pm
Looks amazing

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