Sunday, 8 February 2015

1965 Framus Strato Deluxe. A German Jazzmaster style guitar with active electronics and organ effect

This is not the first Framus Strato to be featured here on Guitarz. We've seen it here, here, and here.

But I thought that this was such a great looking example of the model that we could have another look at this great German Jazzmaster inspired guitar.

It has a battery operated on-board pre-amp. I feel that that's pretty rare for guitars from the mid 1960s

This is also the first time I've seen one with the toggle arm on the volume knob. Evidentially it's spring loaded volume knob for an "organ effect". I'm guessing for pull and release swells.
Has anyone used one of these? Am I right?

Currently listed at $500, and so close to home it's hard not to get in the car and pick it up first thing in the morning

R.W. Haller

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  1. I have a 12 string version of this guitar. Lot's of fun. The volume control with the spring loaded pinky grab is fun. Basically like a volume pedal! Mine has the tremolo arm as well on a 12-string.... lot's of tuning fun. ;)

    1. 12 string with trem and volume spring control? I'm intrigued

  2. Wow, I never see any electric guitar from inside, it's really such a complicated thing in inside, It's great that we play that guitar from outside.
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