"@ Ginger: so you have a great story about your guitar. Fiona Boyd has something that makes me think of a "Noble Lady with a Guitar". Great picture of the adjustable bridge, too, quite rare indeed on this guitar type. Maybe it is a real…"
"@ Ginger: Very interesting, what you write. Dr Hoyer knows the brand history,and Framus, like any other guitar brand, made small series or even OOAK models for the renowned guitarists they endorsed. Some of these guitars became true legends, as John…"
"Hello Ginger ! There is a model similar to yours, but in 6 string version, on Cyrille's page: when on the homepage of the site, click on "La Tex" on top of the page, and then scroll down to the year 1972. I wanted to ask Cyrille if he…"
"@ Bobby: referring to the picture you posted on the previous page, I think your Texan is older than 1977. My two Texans (one 6 string and one 12 string) have the same "Gibson-looking" headstock than yours, and on my 12 string, the date…"
"I don't remember if I have already mentioned it, next to the Framus Vintage website, much valuable and interesting information - in french - can be found on the site of a French collector (I don't know if he plays guitar), at this address:…"
Thank you for the sound samples. I have uploaded a sound sample of my 6 string Texan on Soundcloud:
It actually is some work in progress in which I recorded the rhythm part on track one, plain acoustic…"
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…"
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.