scale: 623 mm (to zero fret)
weight: 2325 g
body length: 505 mm
nut: 42 mm
upper bout: 293 mm
waist: 272 mm
lower bout: 398 mm
depth: 100 mm (does not include curved back)
top thickness: 3.43 mm

action - 5th fret: 2.4 mm
action - 12th fret: 4.0 mm
neck size - 1st fret: 68 mm
neck size - 5th fret: 71 mm
natural resonance note:G/G#
strings: D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EJ16, light

top material: spruce
sides/back material: spruce
neck material: maple
fretboard material: rosewood
bridge material: rosewood?

builder: Framus, made in Germany (more specifically Bavaria, yes, that's where BMWs and M-Bs are built)
model: Texan 6-string (5/196)
serial no: 43533
year built: 1967 (November)
original msrp: 225 D-Marks (1505 in 2011 D-Marks if they were still around, $891 at the last exchange rate)

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Yes, we're aware this is not a classical guitar but it certainly is vintage, it's part of our collection and it's classic if not classical. A German take on the folk/western guitar, this beast, at first glance, looks like it could withstand the Texas bar fight. As mentioned above this was built in the same region of Germany as M-Bs and BMWs. If you've ever checked out the build quality of a 60's M-B, you'll understand the build quality of this guitar. In a word, stout. But also sophisticated, especially the neck - it's laminated. Not just laminated in a few layers but around 50-60 layers - it's more like a pinblock for a piano than a guitar neck. Actually, I don't know of any pianos that have pinblocks with that many layers. Why would they build it that way? Probably strength but also beauty - the neck is a work of art - the beauty of form following function. The tuners and trim look like nickel but don't hold me to that. And then there's the moustache bridge - very distinctive, very unusual. Other oddities - the curved back, the zero fret, the bolt-on neck. All in all, an intriguing acoustic with an interesting sound. And, with the combination of a bolt-on neck, truss rod and adjustable bridge, you can customize the action to nearly whatever your heart (or fingers) desires. Currently strung with fairly new D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, it might be interesting with Silk and Steel - it's got an unusual, almost haunting voice - it certainly isn't your typical acoustic sound.

Some scratches and scrapes - mostly from pretty aggressive pickin', or, more accurately, strummin' or maybe flailing away. I don't think it's been in a bar fight but it probably hasn't spent much time in a case either...until now. There are some nicks and dings and pick scrapes. The neck looks straight, all other pieces and parts are in pretty good condition. Those particularly observant might see a screw missing in a tuner - it has been replaced. The original had its head stripped - not the threads but the head. If you're looking for the absolute best in acoustic sound, this isn't it but...if you're looking for a unique sound and something unusual that'll spark conversations, this'll do it.

How it sounds
A word of warning - as bad as I am at classical guitar, I'm worse on acoustic. You will sound better, probably much better.