NGD - Framus dreadnought

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  1. skerwo

    skerwo Tele-Meister

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    New arrival - a Framus dreadnought, Legacy series, all solid woods and very Martin-like ;)

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  2. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    Almost 50 years ago I bought a Framus dreadnought 6 string and matching 12 string from a guy who had been stationed in Germany.
    I met him at the VA hospital in Long Beach and got to talking and he mentioned that he had the two guitars for sale.
    We met up a few days later and I bought the pair..
    I’m not crazy about 12 strings, but the 6 string was very nice. I kept them for a while before selling them together.
    I had a good opinion of Framus then and still do although I’ve never owned another one. But they are big all over Europe.
     
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    For a decade or more Framus went down in the 80ies and 90ies but it was restarted by the son of the former owner I think. So meantime they´re really back in the market with good products and also a custom shop for their electric guitars. I think they belong to the big Warwick group.
     
  4. zosofan

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    Nice guitar! I have a soft spot for Framus acoustic s as it's the guitar my mom taught me to play with. I inherited it a long time ago and still play it on occasion.
    Made in 1966 I believe.
    Enjoy!

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    Nice, Framus makes some nice stuff...
     
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    Nice!
    Their old stuff (1960s) was not as groovy, IMO.
     
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    Never seen an old one that didn't need a neck reset, their SG copy was cool though...
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    I love how it looks 'serious' with that bridge. Congrats! :)
     
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  9. skerwo

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    The old stuff was made for the people who couldn't afford the expensive US guitars in the sixties and seventies here in Germany and Europe. So they were low budget stuff.

    The new ones are really top quality.
     
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    Really? Dunno about all of them then. My mom's Framus is solid spruce top, solid mahogany bowl back and solid mahogany sides with rosewood neck. It sounds as good as any acoustic I've ever played.
    Dad paid around $600 Canadian back in 60's money for it. Not really inexpensive.
    But ymmv I guess.

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