COOL GEAR ALERT: Framus Hollywood

Remember the ultra-cool Framus Earl Slick signature model I posted about a couple of weeks ago? Well here’s an equally cool Framus, the Hollywood Double Cut.


Framus started crafting solid body guitars in 1958. The original Hollywood grew to be one of its most popular models being available in both single and Double cutaway. Production of these classics ceased in 1966.

We are pleased to presnt the original FRAMUS 5/131 Hollywood back in the market again in 2011 with all Vinatage Correct features. Available in Single or Double Cutaway.

Set Neck
Inlayed head stock on Double Cutaway Model
Original Fingerboard Engraving
Vintage Correct Switches and Knobs
Framus Vintage Machine heads
24.75″ Scale length
21 Nickel Silver frets
Rosewood fingerboard
Dot inlays
Mahogany neck
Mahog Plywood Top and Back / with wooden rim in the middle of body as per the original
Framus Vintage Correct Single Coil (Neck and Bridge) Pickups
Volume/Treble/Bass/ Rotary switch
Framus Vintage Correct Bridge with Framus Vintage Tailpiece

These guitars are distributed in AUSTRALIA by Dominant Music and are available from dealers all over the country and they can ship to any location globally.
Prices start from under $900 AUS. More info and

You can learn more about amazing Framus history here:

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Urge to Own That Clapton Guitar Is Contagious, Scientists Find

You may have read the news reports recently about Eric Clapton’s mega guitar auction, which raised $2.15 million to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. The New York Times ran a very interesting piece last week about replica, signature and celebrity-owned guitars – and the psychological reasons why we crave them – which ties in with the auction. Check it out here. It’s a great read and I’m sure it’s a subject that’s near and dear to all of our geeky, shreddy little hearts. Thanks to Michael from Dominant Music for the heads-up about the story.


NEWS: Seymour Duncan DeJa Vu delay pedal

I got an email last night from the Australian distributors of Seymour Duncan, Dominant Music, telling me about this killer new Seymour Duncan delay pedal. If you read this site regularly you’ll know I’m a sucker for a good analog delay, and this looks like a monster. Here’s some info:

SFX-10 Deja Vu Tap Delay

This revolutionary pedal combines digital delay with real analog delay and adds tap tempo for incredible versatility. Recommended for all genres of music


While the Deja Vu includes the standard wet/dry blend control and the required delay time adjustment, the DejaVu also features an analog/digital blend control, to achieve any desired level of balance between the warmth of a real Bucket Brigade delay and the squeaky clean sound of a microprocessor-based digital delay. There’s also a Feedback control, which allows you to dial in a runaway recycling of your sound in the style of an analog tape echo.

Also features two insert jacks. The Feedback Insert jack allows an external processor to be included in the recycling path, so that the processor’s effect becomes more intense at each regeneration, thus continuously morphing the delayed sound as it recycles. The Wet output/loop jack works on the sound after it leaves the recycler, allowing custom tweaking of the overall character of the wet signal before it recombines with the dry signal.


The Deja Vu has Tap Tempo to match the delay time to the tempo of the music. And a Ratio Control that gives you multiple delays for each press of the Tap Tempo footswitch. And a tempo “Heartbeat” red flashing LED to keep everybody honest (or, at least, in time). And a “Modulation” control that lets you add a flange/chorus effect to the time delay.


Both insert jacks can connect directly to a standard volume pedal so the Regen Insert jack becomes a foot control for the level of regeneration, and the Wet Insert jack becomes a foot control for the Wet/Dry mix. And you can connect two foot pedals at the same time for ultimate control of the delayed sound.

Connect a second amp to the stereo output to hear an incredible, ethereal, space-filling stereo effect. Or use the stereo output by itself to get a sound with a totally different timbre.

More info at the Seymour Duncan website HERE.

You can also see a great Premier Guitar sneak peek of the DeJa Vu Tap Delay and some other Seymour Duncan pedals HERE.