Framus Strato 4 Bass 1970’s Black


Information about the Framus Basses:
With their first attempts at making electric basses, Framus had difficulties stepping away from the acoustic resonating body just like it did already with the electric guitars: The Hollywood Bass from the late fifties was still based on a semi solid construction. It had a Star Bass byname like some later models: Hollywood Star Bass, Strat®o Star Bass, Strat®o de Luxe Star Bass or even Framus Golden de Luxe Star Bass – which didn’t sound too bad. And in view of the famous musicians who used the instruments, these names weren’t just hollow words – German basses had already a good reputation among professional musicians in the sixties.


Information about this guitar:
This model was build in the 60’s. It is from the famous Strato de Luxe series.


  • Head – excellent condition.
  • Keys –  excellent condition.
  • Nut –  very good condition.
  • Neck – excellent condition.
  • Fretboard – excellent condition.
  • Frets – excellent condition with minor sings of use.
  • Body – very good condition with visible bumps and stratches (visible on photo).
  • Lacquer – very good condition with visible bumps and stratches covered by black paint or marker by previous owner. Should be visible on photos.
  • Electronics – excellent condition.
  • Equipment – excellent condition.

Please note this is true vintage instrument – if you want to play it, it may need some setup.

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