Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doubting Thomas

Freak of the Week
A great example of a Harvey Thomas Maltese from the sixties. Made famous by Mott the Hoople. A special axe from a US company started by a special man. You'll see a few more of his guitars out on the 9:00 coast than you could ever find here in the mid west. Click HERE for a cool website that tributes Havey & his swanky 60's guitars.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

1962 Framus Semi-Hollow with Tremolo

The 25th annual St Paul musician's trade fair Saturday yielded some great finds & some very cool guitars, but a few stood out as true rare gems. This 1962 Framus hollow body with tremelo is really a unusual axe, & just like the English Burns of the era, there are very few bench parts used in their manufacture. This rare Bavarian made guitar features an unbelievably ultra-thin laminated neck & a strange metal screw on nut! What a great find. Thanks for sharing the pictures Joe. See ya next year.