Heavy rumblers with legends
The double bass at Framus is a testament of instrument manufacturing tradition from the land of Schönbach. The traditional manufacturing was resumed with the development of the Erlangen region. There were the so-called master instruments, which were built by the likes of Anton Seifert, Georg Hellmer and Johannes Eberle.

Framus then started producing a simpler beginner and student model with laminated woods around 1955. The first main catalog mentions the double bass 4/10, an instrument with one cutaway. Later models followed like the Professional and the Spezial Jazzbass in 1955. An early Framus specialty was the jazz double bass or the double bass for dance orchestras.

Endorsers in the fifties were, among others, the Starlets, John Fischer of the Hans-Koller-Quintet and the legendary Oscar Pettiford.

model since 1972 name
4/3 double bass 3/4
4/5 double bass 3/4
4/7 90407 orchestra model (built by Johannes Eberle)
4/8 concert-model (built by Georg Hellmer)
4/10 double bass 3/4
4/12 90408 concert model (Anton Seifert)
4/14 soloist model (Walter Langer)
4/16 master double bass (Josef Wilfer)
4/30 double bass 3/4
4/35 double bass 3/4
4/36 Combo
4/36 students bass
4/38 90438 Rhythm Model
4/39 Rhythm de Luxe
4/40 double bass 3/4
4/41 90407 Professional
4/42 Professional de Luxe
4/45 Du Luxe
4/45 Ensemble

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