Keith Richards and His Framus Guitar

Keith Richards Model
presented to Hans-Peter Wilfer

Dr. Christian Hoyer has been working as director of the Framus Museum and as Framus Vintage expert since 2007. After working for more than four years in Markneukirchen he has now accepted a job offer and will return to Erlangen/Bavaria by the end of the year.

As a special gift for Framus president Hans-Peter Wilfer the still museum´s manager Dr. Hoyer presented to Mr. Wilfer a guitar model Keith Richards used to play. Well-known are the instruments Bill Wyman, bass player of the Rolling Stones plucked back in the 1960s. His Star Bass models (5/149 and 5/150) are already well-represented in the Framus Museum. Less known though is that Keith Richards used to play a Framus western guitar model (jumbo style) 5/98 King in 1964 and 1965. Thanks to Hoyer a 1964 Framus King is part of the Framus collection in Markneukirchen as from now. 

On one of his last days with Warwick Dr. Hoyer presented the guitar to Hans-Peter Wilfer. Since Hoyer is interested in documenting the history of Bubenreuth – the metropolis of stringed instrument making and former location of Framus – he will remain on good terms with Framus and Hans-Peter Wilfer.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2012!


 The pictures below are taken from: Bill Wyman´s Rolling Stones Story, Starnberg 2002, page 159.




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