Description

MODEL 5017
It is our understanding that that this was a custom adapted Framus 5017 plectrum guitar made into a 6-string for a tiny hand at the factory.
The nut width is 1 3/16"; the scale is 24 1/2"; the lower bout measures 12".
Radius fingerboard, 21 frets, so it qualifies for "Short scale" plectrum.
Adjustable truss
This is the way we bought it, but with the very small spacing we decided it would probably be more useful back as a plectrum.
It's a bolt-on neck (easy action adjustment) and arched back.
The conversion was cleanly done with a custom spacer nut and custom covers on peg head.
(All conversion parts will come with the instrument)
The bridge and tailpiece may be standard to other Frami.

RE-CONVERSION TO PLECTRUM
New Geared Tuners installed in the original holes and all the other holes are left un-filled.
Aluminum spacers were added as bushings to make the new tuners fit snugly
Just in case someone wants to go back to a child's 6 string
A new string guide was made, in 4 string
(It is Zero fret- so has no actual nut)

Also, a vintage DeArmond Sound hole pickup was installed, with no modifications to the sound hole.
It gives a nice warm full tone, for the times it needs to be heard in a crowd.
Action is VG, plays well up and down the board.
Tuned CGBD

There are a few imperfections on the top in the finish by either lower bout.
Other than those cosmetic lines, the guitar is in very nice shape and certainly unique.
We will ship it in a too large chipboard case.

Sound clip attached

4stringbanjos.com

4stringbanjos.com

1960
Framus
Very Good
Soft
6 Years
$700
4stringbanjos.com
Vinnie Mondello
512-745-2510
Online Only
7:12 PM
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Items are sold "AS IS NO WARRANTY" I do accept returns, all sales are judged on an individual basis and if I failed to properly describe the instrument mechanically or cosmetically then I will accept returns. Buyer pays return shipping and full insurance, refund is given when instrument returns safely in the condition that it left my shop. Please ask all the questions you wish before buying, I'm here to make this a good experience for all. I will work with those that like to have a dialog with me and hash out everything ahead of time, so that the sale can go as smooth and professional as possible. I come from Musicians, so willing to work with all from beginner to pro.