Tuesday, 23 March 2010

1958 Framus Bill Lorento thinline

framus bill lorento jazz

There's already been a Framus Bill Lorento guitar presented in this blog, but not as fine as this beautiful thinline model from 1958. This is another example of how terrific German jazz guitar have been in the 50s - though this one doesn't have the huge hollow-body characteristic of these guitars. 

Its most noticeable feature is of course the raised metal pickguard that includes the pickup covers - I don't think I've ever seen this before... 

the lyre-shaped tail is also something, as are the big block inlays on the fretboard.


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