Framus Atlantik 5/110 1960’s Black Rose
Information about the guitar:
The first Framus thinline guitar was designed in 1953 in collaboration with Billy Lorento, aka Bill Lawrence. It was not only the first signature model coming from Franconia, but also the first electric guitar with a thin resonating body, set neck, and no sustain block inside – very characteristic of Framus-manufactured guitars. Successor models in this segment were among others the Hi-Fi-Six, and of course classics like the New Sound and the Fret Jet.
Guitar manufacturing started in 1954 with the inauguration of the Bubenreuth factory and quickly developed into a production with industrial characteristics. The widespread use of solid woods became more infrequent, therefore manufacturing with partly solid materials or utilizing only laminated manufacturing. Overall there were more than 40 different thinline and semi-acoustic instrument models till the beginning of the seventies; one of the last ones being again a guitar sporting the name Billy Lorento and with the model number 07301.
- Head – very good condition.
- Keys – excellent condition.
- Nut – very good condition.
- Neck – excellent condition.
- Fretboard – very good condition with some small sings of use (visible on photos).
- Frets – excellent condition with small sings of use (visible on photo).
- Body – very good condition but it has some cracks on sides which were repaired by one of the previous owners. Crack are stable and not expanding, also not affecting playing (visible on photos).
- Lacquer – very good condition with some small bumbs and scratches (visible on photo).
- Electronics – excellent condition.
- Equipment – excellent condition.
Please note this is true vintage instrument – if you want to play it, it may need some setup.