1962 Framus Riviera
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-09-13)
Price : US $350
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever owned. Apparently the black rose sunburst finish was a signature of the Framus Company, and you can see why. This guitar was recently set up, and has pretty low, fast action. Frets are in good shape. The finish has some light crazing, and a couple of superficial (not through the finish) scratches on the back. The sound is bright and fairly loud, partially due to the large lower bout (17'').
This is a laminated arch top with single-ply binding, a rosewood fingerboard, and was first made at the end of the fifties. The original hole for the top strap button (at neck back) seems to have been filled in. There is a joint line also at the neck heel. (Both are shown in closeup.) I can assure you, the neck has not been repaired, nor does it require repair. This line is on the finish, and shows where the neck joins the body. I had this professionally examined to make sure.
The original bridge is made of aluminum. I changed it for a Guild mahogany compensated bridge that I had. I will include both bridges. All else is original. This guitar was built in Bavaria, West Germany, 45 years ago. It is a 5/54 model (the Riviera), serial number: 39620; also inside is ''62F,'' which means built in June, 1962.
Guitar has no issues and will come well packed in a gig bag. I am marketing this locally and reserve the right to stop the auction at any time should this instrument become unavailable. Low reserve, please bid with confidence.
On Sep-02-07 at 11:26:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
Correction - the Guild bridge is rosewood, not mahogany. Thanks.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-09-13)
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