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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject: NGD (incoming) Reply with quote

Framus 5-120 Billy Lorento:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooooohhhhhhh!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that a bit. It's very, very stylish. Really nicely styled, every bit of it has been paid attention to and done just right.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some nice cream machineheads on that mutha and we're tawwwwwkin

Lovely!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hubba hubba!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sick!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike stone would jizz all over that thing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely! The only thing I would want different is the strings to pass over the bridge more straight. I would be worried about the strings popping out of the wood grooves because of how steep they angle in past the bridge. Love the color. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
mike stone would jizz all over that thing


AWWWWW YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found out Billy Lorento was pickup guru Bill Lawrence...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I did not know that.

http://www.framus-vintage.de/modules/infos/info.php?katID=4610

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Behind the Italo-American pseudonym Billy Lorento hides Willi Lorenz Stich, born on March 24th 1931 in Wahn-Heide, a couple of kilometers south of Cologne, Germany. Stich, who in his early artist years used names like Bela Lorentowsky to give himself an East European touch, was one of the most famous jazz soloists in Germany in the fifties. That wasn’t his only talent; he had enough electronics knowledge to design different kinds of pickups and circuits.

Billy Lorento started working with Framus in 1953: in the following years this collaboration resulted in diverse signature models, from the exotic solid wood Thinline to the low budget solid body models. Model 5/120, which was manufactured in the beginning, is now one of the most sought-after collectibles. This thinline electric guitar is not only a valuable, high quality, technically mature handmade instrument with beautiful optical characteristics, it was also the very first Framus signature model. Framus always kept Billy Lorento models in their catalog till the seventies, and the latest one being the semi-acoustic electric guitar 07301, which was played by Volker Kriegel, among others.

Lorento, who was also a member of the Framus String Band, moved later to the United States. He first worked with Gibson®, then with Dan Armstrong, apparently also modified a Strat® for Jimi Hendrix - and eventually became independent. And this time under another name: Bill Lawrence! Behind the Italo-American pseudonym Billy Lorento hides Willi Lorenz Stich, born on March 24th 1931 in Wahn-Heide, a couple of kilometers south of Cologne, Germany. Stich, who in his early artist years used names like Bela Lorentowsky to give himself an East European touch, was one of the most famous jazz soloists in Germany in the fifties. That wasn’t his only talent; he had enough electronics knowledge to design different kinds of pickups and circuits.

Billy Lorento started working with Framus in 1953: in the following years this collaboration resulted in diverse signature models, from the exotic solid wood Thinline to the low budget solid body models. Model 5/120, which was manufactured in the beginning, is now one of the most sought-after collectibles. This thinline electric guitar is not only a valuable, high quality, technically mature handmade instrument with beautiful optical characteristics, it was also the very first Framus signature model. Framus always kept Billy Lorento models in their catalog till the seventies, and the latest one being the semi-acoustic electric guitar 07301, which was played by Volker Kriegel, among others.

Lorento, who was also a member of the Framus String Band, moved later to the United States. He first worked with Gibson®, then with Dan Armstrong, apparently also modified a Strat® for Jimi Hendrix - and eventually became independent. And this time under another name: Bill Lawrence!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's classy as hell.. not familiar with that bridge but looks rad!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is some top shelf design. love those glitter inlays
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks tasty & interesting
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Love those BIG FAT BLOCKS!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it arrived and it's fucked... the neck pretty much isn't attached to the body you can see light through the cracking





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks man. I'd be so pissed.
That's a beautiful guitar.
I had no idea Billy Lorento was Bill Lawrence. I also had no idea Bill Lawrence had so many aliases.

What can be done? Was it wrecked in shipping or was the seller hiding it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck's sakes.

Is it new from a shop? Will be easier to do the whole take it back and get to fuck routine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it come from Thomann? I'm sure I've read that they're pretty good at this stuff.
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