60's Framus 5/355

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by mynameisjonas » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:01 am

daydreamdelay wrote: WOW!  :? :-*
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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by Fall reverb » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:13 am

That's certainly a great-looking guitar...
I would b.t.w. be interested to know what wood was used for these guitars' necks?
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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:15 am

Fall reverb wrote: I would b.t.w. be interested to know what wood was used for these guitars' necks?
I was wondering the same thing. It almosts looks like it is made of lots of layers sandwiched together. I think it looks really neat.

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by daydreamdelay » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:17 am

yeah it's like a Jag and a Tele Deluxe smashed together

I'm curious about the neck as well, I've never seen one like this before but it feels really good and looks straight from what I can tell. I'm going to take it to my tech this week so I'll ask for his input on it.. I wish I could find a roller saddle to fit rather than a whole new bridge, do they look like anything else out there from what any of you can tell?  ???

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by daydreamdelay » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:01 am

well I took it down to my tech the other day and he noticed that the bridge was the same as one from an old Guild of his so I expanded my search and found three completed auctions from the same seller for what ended up being a Schaller/Guild #10

for the hell of it I asked if he had another bridge or even a spare roller saddle I could buy.. I didn't expect to even get an answer but an hour later I got a reply saying he had a saddle and asked for my address.. no charge. It just showed up yesterday and looks correct so I think I got extremely lucky finding the needle in the haystack first try.. I'm going to drop it off in the next few days and provided it doesn't need anything more than a set up and nut replacement I should be able to pick it up that day or not too long after :)

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by i love sharin foo » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:17 am

daydreamdelay wrote: an hour later I got a reply saying he had a saddle and asked for my address.. no charge. It just showed up yesterday and looks correct so I think I got extremely lucky finding the needle in the haystack first try..
The kindness of strangers is definitely an awesome thing. That is really, really cool!! I'm anxious to hear what you think about the sound after it's up and running.

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by dinosaur » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:23 am

Wow that's great news.  I thought that was going to be impossible to find.

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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by mezcalhead » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:42 am

i love sharin foo wrote: The kindness of strangers is definitely an awesome thing.
Yeah .. when I got my Eko Ranger XII given to me it had a few tuners missing and they look to be quite a specific part. I went to a local store and asked the guy if he had anything that would fit. He got a box of spare parts from out the back and after a bit of rummaging came up with the exact tuners and gave them to me for free!
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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by djetz » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:01 am

Those are Framuses are gorgeous. I want one. I bet they sound great, too.
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Re: 60's Framus 5/355

Post by geoffreysnow » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:58 pm

looks like a jazz bass and a jazzmaster had a kid and that kid had a transplant with a tele custom

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