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  • Manufacturer: Framus
  • Model: texan
  • Category: Other Steel String Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/30/2004

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Allen J.Redman02/20/2008

Allen J.Redman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Framus texan
Made in Germany since (about) until 1960 (about) 1975.
Channel and head multi-laminate (usually non-deformable, this technology is used in the manufacture of oars of boats!)
Neck and bridge screwed into the body.
Some other "curiosities" technology (see the shape of the bridge) -> a guitar that has personality!
Available in several colors or presentations: "Bois Clair", "Dye" (that of the photo), or "Sunburst" (mine). There are also three or four forms and finishes for the heads of fish.
See also very interesting site museum Framus: http://www.framus-vintage.de

UTILIZATION

As with all guitars of this type, the musical qualities depend on several factors, none of which is to overlook:

a) The action (distance between the strings and the key): three possible settings: (1) height of the bridge saddle (the screws are immediately accessible), (2) inclination of the handle: in principle, it does not move. But if his inclination has changed over time, it is possible to correct it because the handle is screwed. Perform this correction itself requires some skill as a cabinetmaker. (3) curvature of the neck: there are the classic steel rod for adjustment.

b) The type of strings for me, the best - except in cases where you have to play hard - are the "La Bella" Bronze (formerly "Sweet Talking Bronze"). They seem hard to find.

c) The state of the strings I do not even talk to wear: they have to be CLEAN!

A Framus Texan well-maintained, properly adjusted, with ropes own, is one of meileures guitars that exist to support the Folk, Bluegrass, Pop-Rock and Rockabilly. (The bass is excellent). But the Texan Framus guitars are already old, many of them were poorly maintained or abused.

It is probably not ideal for solo virtuosity.

SOUNDS

My style of music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Cajun: This type of guitar is well suited for these styles of music, if it is confined in coaching as I do. Its tone deaf and a little metal (sometimes it makes me think of a "Dobro" which would have a muted) will be fashioned to many guitarists today

OVERALL OPINION

I use mine since 1993.

Two "cons":

1. The maintenance of the varnish (cellulose) and metal parts is long (3 hours), difficult and painful requires a lot of elbow grease! If we do not do regularly, the guitar becomes dull and ugly (it looks dirty).

2. Its sound is highly dependent on the type of strings: with some strings, it is hard to play and sounds a bit "deaf".

Qualities: mine is very easy to tune and very fair. Equipped with ropes "La Bella" Folk Light it gives a very "Bluegrass" great for riffs at the end of round. It is also a strong guitar: the many copies that still exist are all over thirty years!
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