Framus 5/111-T Atlantik Softline, 1967

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Instrument: The Television, Atlantik, and also New Sound TV-type models represent perhaps the... more
Framus 5/111-T Atlantik Softline, 1967

The Television, Atlantik, and also New Sound TV-type models represent perhaps the most beautiful, independent Framus design, perfectly balanced and simply well done. The models have no central block, so they are real, light thinlines. Our guitar is a softline, it has rounded edges without bindings. At the time, a reminiscence of the playing comfort of the ubiquitous solid bodies. The date stamp on the soundhole label reads 67 I, so the guitar dates from September 1967.

The body of the guitar is made of laminated maple, the back is beautifully flamed. The neck is made of the indestructible and complex to manufacture beech multilayer wood. It has a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays in five frets and of course a truss rod. The "floating" mounted pickguard is made of beautifully drawn, marbled perloid. Massive hardware, tuning stable vibrato unit, fully compensatable bridge with cover. The three-colour sunburst finish is semi-transparent and perfectly finished.

The guitar has two of the typical Framus P90 single coils that have been used on all Framus guitars for years. They can be switched on and off with a switch, each controlled by its own tone and volume control. In addition, there is the "organ effect", which was very popular at the time: the small lever is a 90° volume control with spring return, which fades in the tone on the pull. It is switched on or off with a switch. The jack socket is the current standard.

Instruments history:
Unknown. The guitar comes from a large Framus collection, we don't know where it came from before. It was certainly played a lot, but it was complete and in good condition. Fortunately, no one ever tampered with it.

Restoration work:
We have cleaned the guitar extensively and blown out the body. All lacquer surfaces were carefully polished. We also polished the back of the neck. The cracked headstock lacquer was sanded, repainted black, a new logo applied and coated. We dressed and polished the frets, slightly sanded and oiled the fingerboard. We cleaned the resinous and scratchy controls, they now run perfectly and trouble-free again. The tuners were cleaned, re-oiled and polished. All the hardware was also brought back to a high gloss. Finally, a new set of strings and a full setup - that's it.

Current condition:
The guitar now shines again in almost mint condition. The varnish sparkles like on the first day, the nickel surfaces shine and of course the Framus is perfectly clean and odourless again. There are small scratches and dents on the sides of the body and the rubber feet of the vibrato and pickups have caused the nitro lacquer to become a little uneven over a few millimetres. But everything is so tiny that you only see it at second glance. And everything is now fixed and sealed again so that no further damage can occur. The overall quality is excellent, everything works perfectly, all glue joints are bombproof. At the same time, the guitar plays easily and at today's top level. The powerful single-coil sound is very versatile, the pickups are in top condition and fully capable, the adjustment possibilities leave nothing to be desired. The sound ranges from warm jazz tones and shadows to sixties beat and powerful rock and rockabilly, and great effects can be achieved with vibrato and organ effects. The Atlantik is pure sixties zeitgeist, an uncomplicated guitar for every day and, due to its complete, excellent original condition, also a collector's item and a safe investment.

Overall length 105 cm/41.3”; body length 50 cm/19.7”; lower bout width 38 cm/15”; waist width 24 cm/9.4”; upper bout width 32 cm/12.6”; body depth 4 cm/1.6”; scale length 63 cm/24.8” (zero fret to saddle); fingerboard width 4,1 cm/1.6” at zero fret, 5,1 cm/2” at 12th fret; overall weight 2.700 g; string action on 12th fret 2 mm/0.08” (adjustable).

Purchase and payment:
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