Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

Posted by Tobias on Tue, 06/26/01 - 21:29:01.

Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.



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Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

These were made in Germany, I believe, 50's & 60's. Bill Wyman of the Stones used to play a Framus Bass. About like a Hofner in quality, etc.

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

As far as I can find out. That the FRAMUS Co. began it's life, soon after WW2 (something like 1947). By employing the best violin makers in Germany. The company went bust, in 1975. But was reopened by the son (Don't remember his name at the moment). In 1982, and is still in business, to this day. But you can't buy one for under $1000.00 (US). I'm still trying to figure out what model I have, that I bought from a drummer, for about $5.00. It's handwrittin' inside the f-hole 5/54-50 Serial No. 13261.

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: As far as I can find out. That the FRAMUS Co. began it's life, soon after WW2 (something like 1947). By employing the best violin makers in Germany. The company went bust, in 1975. But was reopened by the. I'm still trying to figure out what model I have, that I bought from a drummer, for about $5.00. It's handwrittin' inside the f-hole 5/54-50 Serial No. 13261.

That's a Riviera. Large archtop, with one pickup. Made in the late 50's.

That old Framus guitar -- 5/54-50

Hi there,
It turns out last year I bought this guitar you've mentioned back in 2001 -- the Framus 5/54-50, Serial Number: 13261.
I'm wondering if it been stripped down to a pure wood finish when you had it? Now it's got a new adjustable bridge, and Grover tuners -- it plays really quite well, and the bottom end is fabulous, as you already know. If you know anymore about it, and feel generous with your time, perhaps you could write me a note detailing any facts you might know about this guitar. I actually find it a fascinating guitar and very well made in many ways.

Thanks in advance,
Alan Cole
thealancole@yahoo.com

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: These were made in Germany, I believe, 50's & 60's. Bill Wyman of the Stones used to play a Framus Bass. About like a Hofner in quality, etc.

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: : These were made in Germany, I believe, 50's & 60's. Bill Wyman of the Stones used to play a Framus Bass. About like a Hofner in quality, etc.

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

I picked up 3 when I was in the Army in Germany..73-75 one is classical, one an acoustic with a really heavy laminated neck and one is a Les Paul style solid body with no f hole......any clues??????

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

I have just purchased a framus guitar serial no 48382
model no ends in 6152 can anybody help

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

I have just purchased a framus guitar serial no 48382
model no ends in 6152 can anybody help

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: These were made in Germany, I believe, 50's & 60's. Bill Wyman of the Stones used to play a Framus Bass. About like a Hofner in quality, etc.

Check out http://mrs.umn.edu/~nielsenc/framus/framus.html

It's the best page I've found yet...

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.

Hi,
I believe they were made in Canada?? Rick Emmett of
Triumph used one in the 80's

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

Hi,
my first guitar was a Framus guitar. I sold it, I could cry. Framus guitars are made in Germany. They went bankrupt in the early 80's I think. Now, they are part of Warwick and are buld in Klingenthal (eastern part of Germany).
Maybe search some German sites. There is a book in available about guitars made in Germany. I can not remember the title.
Cheers,
Dominic

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.
hi tobias,i had a framus archtop in the 60's and they were definately made in germany.they were popular in the U.K so maybe someone out that way can help,good luck B.J australia

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.
: hi tobias,i had a framus archtop in the 60's and they were definately made in germany.they were popular in the U.K so maybe someone out that way can help,good luck B.J australia

I have a number of Framus guitars for sale. Call me. We'll do lunch.
http://www.jdmusic.com

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.
Go to http://mrs.umn.edu/~neilsenc/framus/framus.html

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.
Go to http://mrs.umn.edu/~neilsenc/framus/framus.html
Try searching on yahoo for "framus guitars". You will find Christian Neilsen under "Vintage Framus Guitars".

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

: Maybe somebody can help me out? I'm the lucky owner of a beautyfull Framus solid-body guitar probably out of the 60th or something like that, but I would like to know more about it. So if you have a minute just have a look on www.ewetel.net/~daniel.nagel/tobsown and maybe you can tell me some details about it.

The closest match to your guitar on Christian Neisen"s site is called " really cool archtop with gold pickups " However, that guitar is a hollow-body with a tailpiece while yours appears to be a solid-body. Also, the control knobs do not match. I hope you have success in determining all information concerning your guitar.

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

I hope someone can help me out I have just come in to possession of a Framus Model 74A 03302 and I know nothing about it if anyone has any info I sure would appreciate it. Cheers

Re: Who knows something about FRAMUS guitars?

im the owner of a stratocaster framus probably fom the end of the sixties with nice elements, but i dont know much about the guitar so if anybody knows a site or is wise enough himself, please help me.

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