Framus 5/155 Strato Super - Vintage 1960's - Rare Red Finish - Good Condition
This guitar is presented by Izzy's Vintage Guitars of Huntsville, AL
This guitar is presented by Izzy's Vintage Guitars of Huntsville, AL. Buyer pays UPS shipping of $100 (and applicable taxes) which is added to the sales price at checkout.
Up for sale is this vintage 1960's Framus 5/155 Strato Super electric guitar. This cool, wacky instrument could use a little love, so please read the entire description.
Let's start with the fact that this 5/155 sports a fairly rare bright red finish. These come along occasionally, but are much more rare than the usual sunburst finish that you usually see on these. The finish has aged out well, showing some deep, long checking lines, but retains it's bright color. There is a finish split on the headstock along the grain, but it is purely cosmetic.
This particular example is all original and everything works as it should. The original pickups sound great and all of the switching and controls work just as they should.
The instrument plays well with comfortable, low action. Like most Framus instruments, this one could benefit from some fret work. Some of the frets are lifting on the edges, leading to some fret buzz, a few sharp fret edges, and some choking notes on the fretboard. It's playable as it sits, but would VERY much benefit from a fret job or, at the very least, having the frets completely gone over.
An old softshell case, which may be original, will be included. The case is in decent condition, but the handle is missing and one of the handle clasps has been ripped off. All of the latches are there and work as they should. The guitar will be well-packed for safe shipping.
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This guitar is presented by Izzy's Vintage Guitars of Huntsville, AL. Buyer pays $100 shipping (and applicable taxes) which is added to the sales price at checkout.