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Framus Diablo Custom

Discussion in 'Guitars and Guitar Amps' started by Toepfer, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Toepfer

    Toepfer Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    If what the serial tool on the framus pages shows is correct, then I'm one lucky bastard.

    I traded this with a Chapman Ghost Fret Standard. And this seems to be a german built Framus.
    It's by far the best guitar I own. Not the thinnest of necks, but very nice to play and sounding very clear and open. I also like the switching options. Just Wow!

    Its very nice wood (20mm maple top, 3 peace swamp ash body and ovancol neck), with a violin carve and Seymour Duncan Pickups, locking tuners a framsu branded wilkinson trem and MEC pots and switches.

    framus front.jpg Framus Back.jpg Framus Head.jpg

    Merry christmess :)
     
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    Wow, sorry, I didn't see your post!

    It looks like you have a Framus Diablo Supreme, a very very VERY nice Framus! You indeed did make a very good trade... a Made in Asia Chapman for a Made in Germany Framus! New, these go for +/- €2000.-

    If you check the back of the headstock, you should be able to see the serial number and the year of manufacture and where it was made. Care to post a photo of the back of the headstock ?
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Nice!

    It doesn't looks like a MIC Framus, indeed.
     
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    Toepfer Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Here it is - it's not a Supreme. According to the serial, it's a Diablo Custom built in 2010.
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    So, the previous owner didn't know what he had?
     
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    Toepfer Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Looks like it. Interestingly there are a couple of Diablo Customs for sale around 600€. I don't know why they sell this cheap, as they where around 1500€ to 1800€ at the time. They (mine) are (is an) awsome guitars.
    Great hardware and they play and sound great.
    What I don't know is, if there was a time when the quality was not that great, but I can't complain - it's by far the best guitar I have and I have some realy nice PRS SEs (with american PUs and Hardware).
     
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    It's not impossible.. Locally I can pick up a Renegade Custom for around the same price.. I have a Renegade Pro, so there's little point for me... (SD SH-1 / SH-4 pups in mine)
     
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    Mine has Seymour Duncan PUs as well - I like them a lot.
    They have more of a classic rock vibe than a Metal vibe, but sound just great - very defined. And you can get a very straty sound with the single coils.
    At first I thought the neck is a little fat, but now I prefer this to most of my other guitars (I also like the wide thin PRS profile).
     
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