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Jim Fontaine replied to Jim Fontaine's discussion Buckled top on Framus 5/296 Texan 12-String? in the group Framus Guitar
"Thanks Allen.  The guitar is currently in pieces, as the neck needs to be reset, and I wanted to investigate the leaning bridge/ belly issue on the top. The only missing piece is the truss rod cover (which I may have to make, as I…"
Feb 27, 2012
Allen replied to Jim Fontaine's discussion Buckled top on Framus 5/296 Texan 12-String? in the group Framus Guitar
"Hi Jim, I have two Framus Texan with exactly the same body: a six and a twelve strings. I can see that the top on the 6 is perfectly flat, so I assume the top on the 12 should also. Actually, my (1970) 12 strings has two problems. I would say minor…"
Feb 27, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012
Jim Fontaine added a discussion to the group Framus Guitar
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Buckled top on Framus 5/296 Texan 12-String?

Hi, I'm new to the group and glad I found you.  I have enjoyed reading the past posts as I get familiar with my newly aquired Framus 5/296 12-string, born in February 1971. This sounds like a strange question, however I am wondering if the flattop is actually flat on the 5/296.  The bellied back is so cool and I had a passing thought that maybe the belly south of the bridge on mine is intentional. I assume not, but since I have no sunken areas noth of the bridge, I thought it worth an inquiry. …See More
Feb 27, 2012
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Framus Guitar

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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?
7-10 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Takamine EG523SC-B
1971 Framus Texan 12 String
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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