Rare Framus semi-hollow body experimental, one off, prototype???
Here is an extremely well built semi-hollow electric by Framus in Germany, made circa 1972-73.
This was previously unknown to the Framus Museum until a few years ago when I contacted them about it.
In the 70's Framus was treading water and going under fast. They were scraping and using what ever parts they had lying around to conserve money till they finally went bankrupt. This guitar is a product of that era in Framus history.
It has a model 5/117-52 Caravelle body with a model 070 Sorento 6 neck and is designated model 007262 on the inside label. This is how it came from the factory.
This is a very well made and excellent playing and sounding guitar. The neck is a patented "ever straight" multi laminate of about 60 thin layers of wood and has a nice round hefty profile, not baseball bat, but very comfortable. The ebony fretboard with the medium jumbo frets is a joy to play. The vibrant sunburst finish is outstanding.
She weighs in at a hefty 8lb 1/2 lbs. Her strip tuners were upgraded during her working life to closed single tuners and all function flawlessly. I have played her for a few years and she has low comfortable action with a straight neck. A nicer vintage Framus would be very hard to find. She has some dings and finish checking, but overall she is in very good condition. Original whammy bar included, see photo.
She comes with a new top quality gig-bag
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