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One from my travels

Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:59 pm

Framus Atlantik 12 string 1960's. Plays well.


Another!
Late 30's Kalamazoo Lap Steel. The pickup(P90 style) sounds amazing.

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Barry on Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:46 pm

Very interesting instruments both Damian.
I assume the Framus is hollow (no centre block)? The trapeze tail is great for evenly distributing the string tension. No bridge to lift up which kills so many 12's, including my beautiful Vantage VA30N-12. Sadly she needs a neck reset at this stage which more than the guitar is worth Crying or Very sad

That Kalamazoo looks like it should be fun to play. Git out yer Hawaiian shirt!

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Post by corsair on Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:27 pm

What great pieces of gear!! There's obviously a much more lively vintage scene in SA than down here in the Antipodes!!

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:25 pm

There's still a few over there but getting few and far between these days.

Here's another.

'65 P bass

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Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:34 pm

Barry wrote:Very interesting instruments both Damian.
I assume the Framus is hollow (no centre block)?
It's hollow but has an interesting internal construction.
I'll post some pics up when I get around to working on it. One dead pup needs a rewind.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:33 pm

Wow that Framus is beautiful damian,  nice addition mate.

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Post by grogg on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:15 pm

More interesting stuff, the P-Bass looks like its been lightly peppered with a drill.

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Post by The Chad on Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:56 pm

Framus is gorgeous.  Looks like it has attitude.

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Westbone on Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:22 am

Westbone wrote:
Barry wrote:Very interesting instruments both Damian.
I assume the Framus is hollow (no centre block)?
It's hollow but has an interesting internal construction.
I'll post some pics up when I get around to working on it. One dead pup needs a rewind.
Got around to doing some work on the Framus.
Here's a few shots of the 'strange' bar inside the body if anyones interested.
Just goes from front to back. Fixes at the rear. Bit of bracing for the tesion on the body I suppose. A channel is cut from the neck to accommodate the bar in the pocket.
The body is completely hollow. No support under the bridge.



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Post by Barry on Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:21 pm

Very odd, but kinda makes sense, I guess. Like a truss rod for the body. I've not seen that before.

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Westbone on Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:28 pm

My curiosity got the better of me so I took it out to see.
Had thoughts of the nut falling in and indeed it did.
Not a problem to get it in back though.

It is indeed a brace/come body truss rod.
No wonder these things last.



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Post by corsair on Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:13 pm

How very cool!! Good old Teutonic thoroughness!

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Westbone on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:56 am

corsair wrote:Good old Teutonic thoroughness!
Laughing

 Although it looks like a bit of ancient agricultual technology.

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Re: One from my travels

Post by Barry on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:24 am


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