I read about that Framus / Franconia story but - no offence - I somehow doubt that. Why? I got quite some Framus guitars from 1958 and before. Archtops, Bowlbacks, Prlors, whatever. If I understand you right, you are saying Framus was calles Franconia Mus... in that age. But all my Framus guitars from before 1960 are already labeled Framus. How does this fit in your story? Am I missunderstanding? Also I don't see much similarities between my Framus guitars and the Franconia I guitars I saw so far.
Any more hints?