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Framus Nashville guitar owners

Don(Wyziwyg)T 12 Feb 05 - 11:46 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 12 Feb 05 - 07:12 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 13 Feb 05 - 03:21 PM
mooman 13 Feb 05 - 04:02 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 13 Feb 05 - 06:01 PM
Once Famous 13 Feb 05 - 07:06 PM
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Don(Wyziwyg)T 14 Feb 05 - 02:08 PM
Amos 14 Feb 05 - 02:45 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 14 Feb 05 - 08:08 PM
mooman 15 Feb 05 - 09:20 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 15 Feb 05 - 01:35 PM
Amos 15 Feb 05 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,black@chello.nl 24 Feb 05 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Framusville 28 Aug 08 - 03:01 PM
Lanfranc 28 Aug 08 - 07:48 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 29 Aug 08 - 04:59 AM
GUEST,gervee 27 Feb 09 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,cmij200 27 Feb 09 - 08:03 PM
BobKnight 27 Feb 09 - 11:31 PM
GUEST,Sweeney 04 Mar 09 - 11:21 PM
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GUEST,Martin Kaal Amsterdam 18 Sep 09 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Edmund 22 Sep 09 - 12:17 PM
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Don(Wyziwyg)T 22 Sep 09 - 07:56 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 22 Sep 09 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,framusville 14 Oct 09 - 11:29 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 08 Nov 09 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Framusville 20 Dec 09 - 08:48 AM
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GUEST,simon burrett of blue bishops 30 Dec 10 - 12:40 PM
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Subject: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 12 Feb 05 - 11:46 AM

I've been trying to find a case for my Nashville, and it appears they are as rare as hens' teeth.

Is there anyone out there who has owned/still owns one?

Come back?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 12 Feb 05 - 07:12 PM

Sorry, I just realised that I wasn't very clear about this one. It's the guitar, not the case, that I'm talking about.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 03:21 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: mooman
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 04:02 PM

Not any more Don but I had a nice maple one for quite a few years. Quite a decent guitar!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 06:01 PM

Mooman Hi,

Yes, it has a distinctive tone, very classical, but with the extra volume you would expect from a steel strung acoustic. I love it and wouldn't swop it for anything else I've heard. Guess it just suits me.

It seems, from the lack of respondents, that it might be very rare now, and I've not seen another for sale since I bought it from Hobgoblin around 1978. I tuned and played every guitar in the Crawley shop before choosing it, so it must have seemed special.

I wonder what it's worth now.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Once Famous
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 07:06 PM

I looked up Nashville in my recent copy of the Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide but found no listing for this brand so I was at first skeptical.

However a search revealed this company, which is apparently a small independent. Is this the brand of your guitar? If so, they look nice.

www.nashguitar.com/guitars.htm

Sorry for being blue clicky impaired.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Once Famous
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 08:32 PM

Hours later, I have now realize it's Framus, not Famous.

I should have taken a nap.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 02:08 PM

You're forgiven Martin. I'm beginning to wonder if it's mythical myself, and I play it every day. They must have made more than two, cos the serial No. is in the 4,500 range. I think Framus are better known for electric guitars these days.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Amos
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 02:45 PM

Here's a Framus acoustic that sold for L 700. Including a piscture. But that might have been because it was played by Keith Richards.


A


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 08:08 PM

I have an old Framus 5/85n acoustic. It has a smaller lower bout than the one pictured above and is not cut away. It has the best sound of anything that I have ever owned, but I had to do some major neck work on it. In may be ugly but it can sure sing!
            Sandy


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: mooman
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 09:20 AM

The Nashville series were an attempt by Framus to built a serious quality guitar line. The woods used were good quality, mine was flamed maple back sides and neck with a European spruce top. The headstock was slightly and characteristically elongated. As mentioned above the sound was decent. I think production only lasted a year or two and there are few of them around. Certainly I've never seen another in perhaps 100s or even 1000s of sessions!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:35 PM

Mine is spruce top, with sides and back which look like sycamore (striated grain with radial lines like many violin backs), rosewood fretboard, and of course that problematic long headstock.

The tone is classical, and very clean and bright.

BTW I have been offered much more than £700 for it, but that's academic as it will never be for sale.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 05 - 01:52 PM

£...Hey!! I can do £ signs!!

A


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Subject: Framus Nashville 4 sale (Amsterdammmn)
From: GUEST,black@chello.nl
Date: 24 Feb 05 - 06:01 PM

Got a Framus Nashville electric '76 4 sale.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Framusville
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 03:01 PM

Hi there, I've got quite a few Framus Nashvilles including a few Super De Luxe, one in an original case, they are very rare and hard to find now. Cheers. Framusville


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Lanfranc
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 07:48 PM

In 1968 or thereabouts I briefly owned a 6-string steel strung dreadnought-ish guitar that had "Nashville 10" inlaid into the top in plastic letters. I have a photo of it somewhere.

It wasn't a bad guitar, but I part-exchanged it for an early (and vastly superior) Japanese John Pearse Aria after a few months.

Surely this is not the same range as Don T is referring to?

Alan


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 29 Aug 08 - 04:59 AM

Hi Alan,

Unless your '68 instrument had the Framus name on the headstock, it wasn't a Framus.

There have been a number of guitar models named Nashville over the years, most of them cheap and nasty, but the vintage Framus Nashville is anything but.

It has a very classical sound, rather like an enhanced classical spanish, with none of the buzz, or twang normally associated with steel strung dreadnaughts.

They were made in the mid seventies. I think mine is about 1976, though Framus were unable to give an accurate date, due to the loss of their early records when they went out of business for a period, before reviving the name and making primarily electric instruments.

Framusville, you seem to have cornered the market, as I've only found two confirmed in the UK, one of which was in very poor condition. My own carries the marks of a long lifetime of regular use, but plays very nicely.

I have been offered a lot of money for it, but whoever wants it will have to buy it from my heirs in due course.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,gervee
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 08:00 PM

i think i have the same guitar as the one you described...have got any photos of it...really interested to get some info on my "Nashville 10" guitar


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,cmij200
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 08:03 PM

hi lanfranc,

do you have any photos still of the Nashville 10 guitar? coz i think i have the same guitar


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: BobKnight
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 11:31 PM

I have an old Framus jumbo acoustic, but it doesn't say Framus on the headstock. Instead it has a simple gold logo of a hawk and the name, "The Hawk." I bought it around 1967, and I think the price was £27. I've never had a case for it in all the years I've owned it, so it looks pretty manky, but has a great neck. It's sunburst with a tortoise-shell pickguard which has now fallen off. (glue dried out)


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Sweeney
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 11:21 PM

Hi, I still have a number of Framus Nashvilles, including a Super De Luxe with original case. Its along the same lines as the Framus Jan Akkerman case with blue lining but smaller. Let me know if you want a picture.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,JimHunter
Date: 04 May 09 - 02:33 PM

RE:
From Lanfranc:
"In 1968 or thereabouts I briefly owned a 6-string steel strung dreadnought-ish guitar that had "Nashville 10" inlaid into the top in plastic letters."

I had one of these guitars too until it was stolen in 1970 and it was a pretty good blues box but it definately wasn´t a Framus guitar.
Always wanted another but never could find one...

Regards.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Martin Kaal Amsterdam
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 11:07 AM

I do own several Framus Nashville guitars, electric and acoustics, great stuff from Bavaria, Germany.
Cases are as rare as hen's teeth.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Edmund
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:17 PM

yeah i have a framus nashville standard, does anyone know what they are worth? not that i'd be selling it, just curious.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Goose Gander
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM

Lots of Framus stuff on ebay too bad I'm broke.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 07:56 PM

The best offer I've received from a dealer is £1500, but I have been told by a self styled expert, it's not worth more than £300.

Doesn't matter to me as it's NOT for sale. My son will reap the benefit of what it may be worth by then, and I won't be bothered. "Does this look like a bovvered corpse?"

It is a limited edition, vintage guitar, one of five thousand, but as I acquired it second hand, I don't have the certificate.

Definitely NOT a Nashville 10, which, as far as I know, is not a Framus model.

I would be interested in pics of any such, for comparison.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 08:04 PM

""I do own several Framus Nashville guitars, electric and acoustics, great stuff from Bavaria, Germany.
Cases are as rare as hen's teeth.
""

I can vouch for that. I'm using a Ritter Gigbag, with an inch of foam lining.

The only other case I found was a VERY expensive hardcase. The manufacturers said they would attach backpack straps, but without any guarantee, and I kno a couple of guys who've tried that with hardcases, and the mountings in both cases have ripped loose, leaving the cases useless.

Don't want to go that route.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,framusville
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 11:29 AM

Hi,
http://www.twangcorp.com/twangLINK/twangLINK/framusVILLE.html
Twangcorp have kindly posted a pic of 3 of my Super De Luxe, they are perched on a Super DL case. McSmiffy


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 03:32 PM

""http://www.twangcorp.com/twangLINK/twangLINK/framusVILLE.html
Twangcorp have kindly posted a pic of 3 of my Super De Luxe, they are perched on a Super DL case. McSmiffy
""

Hi Framusville,

I've had a look at this page and of course none of the guitars shown are Dreadnaught Nashville acoustics.

However, the three pictured on the sofa, although all solids, do have the same headstock as mine.

The centre one is identical colouring as far as I can see, and has exactly the same lettering, in gold.

I have pictures, but don't know how best to pass them on. Perhaps you could help?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Framusville
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 08:48 AM

Hi Don,
Contact me via Twangcorp and I'll see if I can post your pics on the site. I'll post a few of my Nashville acoustics and banjo with the same headstock too. Cheers Framusville.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 05:11 PM

Hej!Framus Nashville Standart De Luxe Fan:

Jeg har en Framus Nashville fra 74 helt i orden
Hvad kan den have af verdi i dag ??
Hilsen
Fritz


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Subject: Nashville
From: GUEST,Wayne Mattice
Date: 17 Jul 10 - 11:26 PM

I have a Nashville, its blue...Don't know, what year, how old or what its worth....


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Sander (guest)
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 03:12 PM

Hello all,

Finally I have come across this page where there is some information about those Framus Nashville guitars.

I have recently bought one off Ebay and I'm really intrigued by these guitars.
The one I have bought seems to be a Framus Nashville Super De Luxe in an Amber colored natural finish.
It's in very good shape and, as far as I can tell, completely original. It doesn't have the case however.

Does any one have any ideas on how much this guitar would be worth? I've seen prices going from 200 to 1500 pounds, so I don't have a clue?

It would be very nice if some one could give me some more information about this wonderful instrument. :)

Greetings
Sander


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Ian Edmundson
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 07:20 PM

Just picked up a Framus Nashville deluxe bass (blonde with edge binding) from EBay in the UK. I used to have the unbound body version in the late 70's / early 80's.

The 'new' one: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs993.snc4/76681_179179365429778_100000131488043_680734_7886720_n.jpg

The old one:
http://www.crazeeworld.plus.com/kerbcrawlers/images/gear/basses/framus_nashville.jpg

Not mythical.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,simon burrett of blue bishops
Date: 30 Dec 10 - 12:40 PM

I have had the one with the nice edging for about 14 years now and it's great. Solid as a rock and great tone - if a little different on the edges of the tone controls. Has a really heavy case that looks like a right-angled triangle which it fits like a glove but is hard to haul around. Though primarily a six string and slide player I'm hanging onto it for recording as it has lots of scope in the tone and oozes class ond individuality.


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,David Morley
Date: 04 Jan 11 - 07:01 AM

Hi All
I just found a Framus Nashville Standard. Missing pickguard but apart from that complete and a great player. Really nice guitar. I used to have one years ago (and a Jan Akkerman) and to be honest I think the Nashvilles are better than the Akkerman's. The Akkerman had an almost classical neck and the bridge was not really well thought through, whereas the Nashville is a great design.
In any case, count me in as a Nashville Player!
Serial number: 133 93
Anyone know how to date it?
Thx
David


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,torro
Date: 13 Mar 12 - 01:38 PM

I've bought this wonderfull Nashville Super de Luxe, Ebony fingerboard, real pearl inlays, flamed maple back, 3 piec maple body, carved 12cm solid bookmachted spruce top, 2 piece contra-glued flamed maple neck, guilted maple front and flamed maple back headstock, Bill Lawrence rail-magnet pick-ups. Sunburst finish.
It's just a beauty and sounds so balanced and sweet.
Serial number; 761.
One problem...it's got a 1976 Ibanez 2611 Bigsby-copy tremolo attached. It's oke but I would love to put the origanal tailpiece back on.
Who has one????


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Subject: Framus Nashville Deluxe
From: GUEST,Jan van der Smit, Netherlands
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 10:42 AM

Hi,
Bought a Framus Nashville Deluxe a week ago. It is a natural one, dating june 75 (the number is 18383 75F). I knew this instruments only from pictures and always thought they were ugly. But, since a month or so, I am a little fed up with the regular Strats, teles and Les Pauls. It is a nice guitar with a bright and rich sound. I want to change te black truss rod cover for a cream one. Does anybody have an idea how to get such a thing? And, if there is a Super Deluxe for sale somewhere, I am your man.
Jan


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Subject: Pickups too hot? Too close to the strings?
From: GUEST,Jan van der Smit
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 03:20 PM

Hello there,

When I use the Nashville clean, it is alright. But when I try to put a little bit of overdrive on the amp, all the tone of the guitar is gone. Then it sounds more like a vacuum cleaner, I don't want that. Could it be that the pickups are too close to the string? As you might know, these pickups are not adjustable, so I want to be sure about this option before the chisel comes in the story.

Jan


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Subject: RE: Framus Nashville guitar owners
From: GUEST,Ross Gillett
Date: 05 Oct 15 - 03:54 PM

I like most of the features of m Nashville, mostly because it is a unique looking guitar. However I absolutely *hate* the bridge because it is not secured well enough in those 'cups' on the body. It ends up rocking back and forth, throwing off the intonation terribly.

My Band-Aid solution has been to carve a small piece of wood with a precise shape such that it maintains a space between the bridge and the tailblock. This seems to work well enough, but I feel it is a poor design if it needs this.

I am surprised that no one else seems to have had this trouble.


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