Thank you for the pictures and congratulations for the restoring job, you have saved one of these old Framus from destruction !
Just one question: is it playable ? With standard tuning ?
For some reasons that I explain elsewhere, have to…"
"A piezo (piezoelectric) pickup is an apparently simple device that looks like a thin strip of (usually black) material, and has the property of transforming vibration into an electric signal. It is placed under the bridge nut and therefore…"
"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…"
"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…"
"Very interesting. As for the polishing mix, its color is brownish white like milk with very few coffee in it, and it decants in the bottle when not used.
I am disappointed I can't go and listen to you tomorrow or Sunday .. Belgium is a little…"
"I don't know if you play on stage, but I wih you great sucess with this guitar.
Even better would be to have a picture of you and your guitar ;-)
Please allow me to give a useful advice: if you are not accustomed to old Framus guitars: the…"
"Hi Virginia !
Thanks for the picture. It seems that you have a very special Framus, that looks like a mix between a Texan (or a Dix), and a Jumbo. I was expecting to see a Jumbo, and your guitar is obviously a Dreadnought like the Texan and the Dix,…"
"Maybe at the factory they made a mistake on the first label, or maybe they had two labels sticking together .. the visible one seems original. 5/197-S means a special jumbo model. The meaning of the serial number 1465 is unknown to me: it was…"
"Hi Virginia !
It seems you have been lucky to find this Framus. As you can see, the stamp mentioning "67A" on the label indicates it is a january (A) 1967 model, that was not made for export: Framus guitars made for export to the U.S. were…"
"I agree with you. I even think a flat back won't affect the sound at all, at least in volume, and maybe .. you'll have a better sound ! Who knows ? It depends on many factors, the materials used, .. I think the arched back on these…"
It's a good idea to restore one of these vintage Framus guitars, and it's a pity to see yours has been so mistreated. I sincerely hope you'll be able to do the job, I think it's not an easy one because of the arched back…"
"As Framus is a German brand, I guess the wrench size is in millimeters and not in inches. Knowing the German industry, it should be a kind of standard. At Warwick.de, they sell a "User kit" in which you find the proper wrench, but it is…"
The Framus numbering system was usually composed of three elements:
1. A serial number: 13641 for yours;
2. A date code stamp with the two figures indicating the year of manufacture and the letter is the month, so yours 62 B means February…"
"Hi Allen, I've got a beautiful Framus Calypso Archtop 5/50 which I've just recovered from attic after many years and I wondering whether you could tell me anything about its age. Is there like a known chart for checking this? Mine's…"
Hi Allen, I've got a beautiful Framus Calypso Archtop 5/50 which I've just recovered from attic after many years and I wondering whether you could tell me anything about its age. Is there like a known chart for checking this? Mine's number says 13641 - 62 B.