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major brown eye
Mar-20-2004, 9:50am
Can anyone tell me about my instrument?
I have had it about 14 years and adore it.
It played a 2 hour heavy set the other day with no deviation in tuning, I wish I could say the same for my voice!

Any info will be greatly appreciated.


major brown eye
Mar-21-2004, 3:41am
I should add, I know it is a Famus by the label inside saying:-

Framus - made in the heart of Bavaria
Model: 78 D 042
Serial number: blank
Tested by: 02307

Mar-21-2004, 8:52am
Short for Franconia Musik GMBH. Made some great guitars and the ugliest banjos in existance (good players though). The banjos had a laminated neck and pebble finish natural aluminum pot brackets. UGLEEEEEEEE...

major brown eye
Mar-21-2004, 4:20pm
Thanks for that, I have come across a couple of their banjos in the past. Any idea how old my vandolin may be? I understand the original company went bust in 1970, but I know they are still a brand.

I once saw a pic of a kay mando that looked very similar.