Previously posted on "post a picture" board.
I am trying to find a bit of info about my instrument, I wonder if you can help? Or can point me in the right direction to find out?
I have attached a couple of photos and will tell you what little I know.
It is a Framus (label inside), I believe they went out of business in 1970. Slightly arched back. F holes. All original except the pickup(s) which are 2 precision bass pickups wired as a humbucker, the original would have been lipstick style. The tailpiece is very heavy and can take both ball and loop end strings. The label is somewhat faded but says:
Model: 78 D 042
Serial number: blank
Tested by: 02307
I have only seen a few others, one owned by a friend had teardrop holes, original pickup and a logo on the headstock, but a more modern tailpiece.
I bought mine from an instrument dealer in London England in 1990 and have played it a lot since. Unplugged it is a little quiet but incredibly loud when amplified, if a little heavy on the bass.
I am curious as to its age and I suppose a rough idea of value would be worth knowing. Although I have no wish to part with it.
Any help you can provide will be gratefully received.