The tone woods for the series are naturally air dried, hand selected, and glued at the Markneukirchen factory.

Diablo Supreme

Germany (April 24, 2015) -- "Teambuilt & Made in Germany": this is the motto of new and completely improved Framus German Pro Series. The complete know-how which the Framus Custom Shop has built up over 20 years in Markneukirchen flows into this exciting new series of electric guitars. These instruments are produced in Germany from the finest ingredients and with the best possible production methods, and they are offered at a very attractive price. Only the very best machines in the world are used to carve these extraordinaire guitars.

The tone woods for the German Pro Series are naturally air dried, hand selected, and glued at Framus in Markneukirchen, also the necks, and the complete fret work is manufactured there too. Then all instruments are finished and assembled at a cooperation partner nearby in the region. After completion, all Framus German Pro Series instruments are carefully inspected, flawlessly set up and shipped out from the Markneukirchen production facility.

The new Framus German Pro Series consists of the following models:

  • Diablo Pro
  • Diablo Supreme
  • Panthera Pro
  • Panthera Supreme
  • Mayfield Maple per
  • Mayfield Legacy
  • Phil XG Artist Model

Specs:

  • High-quality and seasoned wood
  • Framus Invisible Fret Technology
  • Fluorescent Fretboard Side Dots
  • Original TonePros branded Hardware
  • Original Seymour Duncan Pickups (Phil XG: Arcane PX8 humbucker or P90)
  • Graph Tech Ratio machines
  • Graph Tech saddle
  • Factory equipped with coated strings from Cleartone
  • Superior quality workmanship
  • Available in various finishes and colors (depending on model)
  • Lefthand model available at no additional charge
  • Teambuilt & Made in GermanySuperior quality workmanship
  • Available in various finishes and colors (depending on model)
  • Lefthand model available at no additional charge
  • Teambuilt & Made in Germany

All Framus German Pro Series models are shipped from June/July 2015 including an high-quality Rockbass Starline bag.

For more information:
Framus

A bone nut being back-filed for proper string placement and correct action height.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to change your acoustic guitar’s tone and playability.

In my early days, all the guitars I played (which all happened to be pre-1950s) used bone nuts and saddles. I took this for granted, and so did my musician friends. With the exception of the ebony nuts on some turn-of-the-century parlors and the occasional use of ivory, the use of bone was a simple fact of our guitar playing lives, and alternative materials were simply uncommon to us.

Read More Show less

While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

Read More Show less
x