Framus D series

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  1. cip 123

    cip 123 SS.org Regular

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    Was browsing Thomann, and found these from Framus, looks like a new line that totally flew under the Radar -

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/framus_d_series_panthera_pro_7_nbkthp.htm

    Looks like a pretty standard 7 string, Mahogany, maple neck, ebony board, 25.5, blackouts. Never the less seems like a good shot in that price range.

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    Apologies if it's been posted but I've seen absolutely nothing about these
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    Just looked into this. Made in China. NOPE.
     
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  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Aren't the Rockbasses Chinese-made and well-regarded nowadays?
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I won’t claim to know much about the RockBass line, but I just have an automatic distaste for Chinese guitars, especially when priced over 300 dollars
     
  5. cip 123

    cip 123 SS.org Regular

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    It depends where, and who makes them nowadays. You can have excellent stuff from china/korea/Indonesia and terrible stuff from the USA.

    They've got ebony boards, so you can compare them and see if they crack like some USA built guitars...

    EDIT: by where I meant specifically in China like the factory etc.
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm also curious to see if this'll be like the Suhr Rasmus line. All chinese-made, but final check/setup done at their factory. The Rasmus line was highly regarded.
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    The US is guilty of some shitty guitars too. I’ve picked up more than a few new production fenders and Gibson’s that were nowhere near worth the pricetag and the fit and finish was just bad.
     
  8. cip 123

    cip 123 SS.org Regular

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    I generally see no problem with country of manufacture anymore it's more down to the company and what I've had experience with. For example I'll avoid any Ibanez lower than prestige regardless of where it's made. I'll avoid Gibson because of their reputation.

    Framus seem to be a stand up company and Warwick too, so I think these are probably pretty well made.
     
  9. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    I’ve very interested.

    Warwick’s Chinese basses are freaking awesome. I assume Framus stuff would be about the same.
     
  10. 7 Strings of Hate

    7 Strings of Hate Mid-Level Asshole Contributor

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    Chinese guitars? Ew.
     
  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I always liked Framus' shapes. Cool guitars, but the nice ones were always way too pricy in the US.

    The Chinese Warwicks are pretty nice, much better than what they were doing less than a decade prior. I'm sure these are no exception.

    I'd still probably never buy one, but nice to see another option.
     

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