I am happy to read that you got the tuners at last.
Besides, I have to say that your guitar is not a "Hootenanny", but it is the same as mine, known by the old-fashioned name of "Camping King", or "Campus King"…"
"There is not much info available about these guitars. Yours is a 12 string Texan, it seems identical to mine excepted for the colour and finish. You can find the construction date on the label inside, two digits for the year and a letter for the…"
"You should find it in a good guitar repair shop, or a luthier in your neighbourhood, or even in your local music instruments store. If you don't find, one idea is to borrow one on another guitar. And at last, it should not be too difficult to…"
"@ 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…"
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.