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Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Really nice guitar Ginger has one like it"
May 11, 2012
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"I'd love to pick up that Framus and try it lol"
May 9, 2012
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"There is a guy on youtube he has a 12struing Framus that joins the body atthe 16th fret  very unusual."
May 9, 2012
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Allen looks amazing"
May 9, 2012
Martin joined Edward Sparks's group

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May 9, 2012
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Reg, I enjoyed the restoration video very much and loved the audio too I couldn't take my eyes off it. Martin"
Mar 27, 2012
Luis Motta da Silva left a comment for Martin
"HI, Martin, thanks for your your answer and kind request!"
Feb 17, 2012
Martin replied to bruce wilson's discussion Do you use a pick?
"If my memory serves me right mmmm in Claptons unplugged version of Nobody knows you... he picks up a pick from a little table, likely just forgot it. I've held a pick tween my fingers while fingerpicking quite tricky to change still."
Oct 16, 2011
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Allen that was a very interesting site for Framus thanks a lot for that. martin"
Oct 7, 2011
Martin commented on Allen's photo

Framus Texan

"Nice guitar check out wolfman2805 on youtube see him play a Texan  and a Gaucho."
Oct 5, 2011
Martin commented on Allen's photo
Oct 5, 2011
Martin commented on Allen's photo

Framus 5/1 Amateur

"I've owned one of these in the past."
Oct 5, 2011
Martin commented on Allen's photo

Framus Camping King

"Lovely guitar"
Oct 5, 2011
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Check this on out on ebay for the style probably they are original white button open style. Search Item 270787314936 "
Aug 26, 2011
Martin commented on Edward Sparks's video
Aug 17, 2011
Martin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Ginger on my page here there is a pic of a Framus 12 string in sunburst red with a dove pickgaurd and pick up just go to my page look down the left hand side for photo's.."
Aug 17, 2011

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?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin westside custom, Fender strat plus, Framus Gaucho,
What type of music do you like to play?
All types
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I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 11:53am on February 17, 2012, Luis Motta da Silva said…

HI, Martin,

thanks for your your answer and kind request!

At 10:15pm on August 9, 2011, steve diamond said…
Thanks Martin Inside label says Model # 5/95, serial # 4795, tested  by, and then very faintly, 64 B, which I assume to mean Feb, 1964. Now how does one tell the difference between a Dix and a Doc Williams? Further I have sent an e-mail to the factory to inquire about parts and have received no reply. Do you have any idea where I can get vintage replacement parts?
At 7:05pm on January 20, 2011, Patrick Woods said…

Hey Martin, thanks for commenting on my video - hope to post more soon.  I'm new here, so it was nice of you to drop by. Keep in touch!



At 8:45pm on January 16, 2011, MÁRIO RIBEIRO said…

Hi Martin,

THANKS for your kind comment !!!


At 7:04pm on January 15, 2011, Reg Hayes said…

Hi Martin,


Thank you for the nice comment on my performance.  Catch The Wind is listed there by it's full title, "Try And Catch The Wind".  The early 60s Donovan tune.  Some of the songs there are from recordings I have done with groups over the years.  Some others are from a live show recording from a year ago.  The set list is printed on my page.  I wanted something to use when I commented on "live" performing and on stage banter.  Not that I'm good at it but just to have a reference point for discussions with some of the groups like the "open mike" guys.


Anyway, thanks again.


At 6:06pm on January 15, 2011, Richard S Barrett said…
Thank You Martin. I thought it might be a 5 but it looked a lot like an S. Any idea what the EX means? I've seen it on other Framus guitars
At 4:51pm on January 13, 2011, Richard S Barrett said…

I do. I collected most of them some time ago 5 are new. Couldn't afford much but always looking for the perfect guitar. Recently I went to the  the Guitar Center  recently to look at what I still couldn't afford and there on the used rack was the 12 string. I sat and played it for over an hour.I had to come back with money and prayed it was still there and it was and they chopped 20 percent off because it's been there so long. I picked it up for $300 and now I'm hooked. If I see one for sale I have to check it out. I'll post pictures with numbers later.

At 7:58pm on January 8, 2011, Jeff Lustick said…



Thank you for taking the time to listen to some of the songs I have posted. It is much appreciated!!! I have loved "Till I Gain Control Again" ever since I heard it in the Willie Nelson movie "Honeysuckle Rose"-what a great song. I see we also have Townes Van Zandt in common-I think ther is a song called "Unsung" on my page (if not it is elsewhere) that I wrote as a tribute to him and asked a friend of mine to perform because he made it sound so much more authentic than I ever could. I look forward to hearing more of your music-it looks like we have very similar interests.





At 5:22am on December 22, 2010, Reg Hayes said…

Hi Martin,


Thanks for the invite, glad to hear from you.  My page pretty available antway but feel free to look around and drop me a note.



At 4:11pm on December 4, 2010, Jerry Gordon said…
Thanks, Martin. Yes, I'd sure like to see the catalogue picture and description of the Dix. It would be great if you could scan it. Thanks. Jerry

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