"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…"
"Hey Ginger, here's an interesting link...a site where you can get access to see and download vintage catalogs for your favorite brands of Guitars, including a vintage Framus catalog!!! http://vintage.catalogs.free.fr/Index.htm"
"@Edward - was your post supposed to have a link to David in it? I couldn't find one but I would LOVE to hear that!! I knew the story of his D-18 conversion...they told me all the details when I bought my D-18. But I've never heard David…"
"Just a little more regarding Chris' father who 'retired' from the guitar making business. I just checked in my Martin books & he was indeed an alcoholic who really had no interest in making guitars. It wasn't so much that he…"
"Ken - I would ask the same question. My sister has a six & a 12 string Seagull which, given their due are fairly old now, approx 25/26 years old but both have had to have the bridges reglued. Her 12 actually pulled so hard that the wood on the…"
"Well, I have the Martin D12X1 & if the D12XAE is anywhere near the quality & sound of mine, you couldn't miss buying it even at it's full price. As stated many times before in this forum, this guitar is an amazingly nice sounding…"
"I was about to say the same things Edward just did, so I'll only concur with what he's said. I too, have two 12 strings, a Framus & a Martin, both inexpensive but taken care of so the bridge isn't pulling up or the neck…"
"I've never used them but a friend of mine has. While he did switch back to his regular strings, he said the RED strings were pretty good. I guess just not good enough for him to stick with. But then he works at Sam Ash so strings etc…"
"Hi Johnny -- well I have to tell you, yours is the first Framus that I've seen with the very same adjustable bridge as mine has!! This is kind of exciting! I have a friend who found one that's the same in all other respects but the bridge…"
"LOL to Stephen! Ain't dat da troot? Suing these days is right up there with lying & frankly this is where it comes in handy to have a brain & use it! If we accept someone based solely on the big letter after their name rather than…"
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
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, Mandolin
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
A vintage Framus Falcon 12 string (1964), a Martin D12X1, a Martin D-18, a Martin D-15, & a Guild GAD50.
What type of music do you like to play?
At one time when I was with the band, it was soft rock, folk & some bluegrass & pop stuff. But now, since I am having to relearn everything, I will play anything I am able play. I love all genres of music so I just find a melody I can master & I love it. =)
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
Hey Ginger, here's an interesting link...a site where you can get access to see and download vintage catalogs for your favorite brands of Guitars, including a vintage Framus catalog!!! http://vintage.catalogs.free.fr/Index.htm
Hi Ginger it happens all the time. I like antiques and love to look at antique furniture. I often will say to myself "that would make one nice guitar". As for my adiction with guitars. I have just (meaning with in the last 5 min.) bought my 7th guitar. I cont pass it up. It was only $106.00. Though it is a project I think I can fix it up. Its a right hander and im a lefty so I dont know if ill be able to play but for the price we'll see. Anyway thanks for commenting. Hope to talk later.
Thanks for the friendship Ginger...I see you own Martin's...me too, a '62 D28 and an OM, Both great Guitars...I also have a Yari DYM95 V and a Blueberry Fiero Parlor guitar and they are really nice instruments as well..photos on my page. Do you compose? If so, I would love to hear your music. Have a Blessed day.
Thanks Jim, I'm noticing that already & I've barely scratched the surface. Thanks so much for the welcome - I hope I'm able to eventually add something to the site too. Besides comic relief that is. ;)