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NGD reissue Framus
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Axe 
This arrived today .  It's a reissue Framus Hollywood. My first Electric guitar was one of these.
I sold it after owning it for a couple of years. I bought the body back a couple of years later. It got thrown together with the neck from the guitar that I then had, a couple of pickups and a few other bits  that I took to a Luthier and had him put it together for me. This included getting a new scratch plate cut. The pups were a Fender strat in the neck position and a Gibson single coil in the bridge. It was my only electric guitar for about the next thirty years. It got some Dimarzio Super Distortions in the early 80's. Back in the early 2000's I got a different neck for it but I never gelled with it. I got a Warmoth neck for it last year and fitted it. It's great. I refitted the Gibson single coil to it recently and the Super Distortion now has Neodymium pole magnets.

Framus reissued these about five years ago or so. I couldn't afford one then so I passed on getting one.
I was chatting with Crusty who was telling me about a reissue Hofner Galaxy he'd bought recently. It was a reissue of his first Electric. It resurfaced the idea of getting aHollywood again. I went off looking for one online. I could only find one Aus and $1000  minus shipping and not the colour I was looking for. I found one on an Italian site. It stated contact the seller for shipping details. I sent them a message and got a reply requesting my address so they could quote me. I sent that and waited . Five days later I sent another message asking what was happening and resent my address. I got a reply back a while later saying 'Good , talk to you later " .
After waiting another five days I gave up and went looking for another one. This time I found one in Switzerland. It was AU $100+ cheaper than the Italy based one. I sent them a query as to whether they shipped internationally as they didn't state as much on the netsite. I got a reply with an Invoice quote and a request for my address. After supplying that, a revised quote was sent including shipping. They also sent me a link to do a secure transaction on. AU $806 including shipping. I was sold and completed the transaction. They sent me advice it had shipped on the 15th of this month. It arrived toady the 28Th. perfectly intact.

Comparing it to the original, it's very true to it with a few minor exceptions. The main one being the Bridge. It used to have floating mounts; it now has solid fixed posts. It had unusual strap connectors which have been replaced by traditional strap buttons. The binding is twice as wide as it originally was but beyond that I can find no differences. I've yet to look at the pickups and under the scratch plate so I don't know if that area is the same. The pickups sound familiar but it was a long time ago that I used them.
The neck feels really good to me. Very close to my Epi Les Paul or the Casino. It was mildly out of tune out of the box but a quick tune up and it was playable. I lowered the action a little and it feels really good.
Any way ... voila'  and a pic with what's left of my first one.

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You've really got to wonder about the sticker on the neck. [ This is a brand new guitar ].
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Congrats!

Which sticker concerns to the most?
Because I said so. 
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(05-28-2018, 12:10 PM)LesStrat Wrote: Congrats!

Which sticker concerns to the most?

The middle one .
That's a " Do not dispose in bin " symbol.
Why the fuck would I want to dispose a brand new guitar ? chairfall
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So comply with it. huge grin
Because I said so. 
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I have been wanting to get a Univox Hi Flyer for about 20 years now just never been able to make it work. Yes of course a real Mosrite would be the way to go of course. That is pretty neat a reissue of your first electric , grats.
Do as thou wilt . Aleister Crowley
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(05-29-2018, 06:30 AM)Oinkus Wrote: I have been wanting to get a Univox Hi Flyer for about 20 years now just never been able to make it work. Yes of course a real Mosrite would be the way to go of course. That is pretty neat a reissue of your first electric , grats.

There seems to be quite a few available.
- https://www.ebay.com/bhp/univox-guitar -
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Availability is not the issue , I have zero dollars to my name.
Do as thou wilt . Aleister Crowley
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I like it - Congrats!
Bazinga!
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I like that.
My bad. Common sense overrided my attention span.
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After having had a few weeks to play it I like it a lot. Funny, I have these flashes of playing my original one, playing chord work. I hadn't been playing terribly long and didn't attempt much solo stuff. The neck definitely has it's own feel and that's what I keep getting flashes of. I need to change the strings, the ones it came with seem a bit crappy on the 5th and 6th strings.
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