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Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"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…"
Jan 4
Allen replied to marc landry's discussion Hootenany in the group Framus Guitar
"It may be useful to post one or two pictures of your Hootenanny headstock. have a look at the Framus Museum page: As far as I know, all Hootenanny…"
May 22, 2014
Allen left a comment for 3 Bricks Shy
"Very Nice ! My favorite is "Waterfall"."
Mar 31, 2014
Allen replied to Rowland Vela's discussion Amatuer 5/1 bridge in the group Framus Guitar
"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…"
Jan 7, 2014
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"@ 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…"
Aug 28, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"@ 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…"
Aug 28, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"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…"
Aug 22, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"@ 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…"
Aug 22, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"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:…"
Aug 22, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"@ Hans: 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…"
Aug 1, 2013
Allen joined Edward Sparks's group

Protest Music Revisited

Do you still love all that acoustic music from folk to folk-rock dedicated to political awareness, state of the union, future generations, Mother Earth, etc.? If so, this is the group for you!See More
Apr 5, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Hello Hans, 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…"
Mar 10, 2013
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"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…"
Aug 21, 2012
Allen commented on Allen's photo

Framus Texan 12 Special

"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…"
Aug 21, 2012
Ginger commented on Allen's photo

Framus Texan 12 Special

"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…"
Aug 21, 2012
Allen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"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…"
Aug 21, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Framus Texan 6 strings (5/196)
Framus Texan 12 srtings Special
Framus Campus King 12 strings (5/019)
Framus 5/1 Amateur
Juan Estruch Estudiante 1962
Stagg SW205TG
Iida 235 5 string banjo
1970 Harmony mandolin
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 5:28pm on May 9, 2012, Al Inchausti said…

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.

Many thanks and regards,



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