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Framus 5/024 Hootenanny 12 String

 

Made in December of 1964, this model 5/024 Hootenanny Framus 12 string  is almost identical to John Lennons.

 

It has a very unique sound unlike any other acoustic 12 string I've heard. Very percussive and feather light weight with an upper midrange tone. The neck is thin and as wide as a classical guitar.

 

The fretboard is flat and the string tention seems a bit slinky due to the floating tailpiece/bridge combination.

 

We used this guitar at all of the Carnegie Hall shows on 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away' and 'Help'. It's THE sound.

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