1967 Framus 5/150 Star Bass

Here is a vintage 1967 Framus 5/150 “Star Bass” electric semi-hollowbody “thinline” bass guitar. This particular example, serial number 54238, is in mint all original condition and includes the original soft case, as well as, the original hang tag! This incredibly rare bass in such exceptional condition is quite a find, so take advantage of this offer, because finding another in comparable pristine shape will not be likely.

The Framus Star Bass features: bound laminated maple top, (flamed) back, and sides, the original tobacco sunburst finish, multi-laminate maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, (2) True sound pickups, adjustable bridge and “Star Bass” stamped tailpiece, open-back tuning machines with pearloid buttons, chrome hardware, the original soft shell case, and the original certificate in original protective sleeve.

Made famous when used by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, this unique-sounding “semi-acoustic” bass easily competes with the Harmony H-22/H-27, Kay K5965, Hofner Senator/Committee bass, Gibson EB-2, and other hollowbody electric basses form the era.

This fantastic-sounding bass works perfectly and, as can be seen, looks incredibly impressive! The neck is straight, the action is low, and though the round-wound strings sound good, we are including a set of flatwounds for those who want to utilize this bass to its fullest potential. There is very slight case wear on one of the sides of the body, and there was some oxidation to the finish under the string-tree bar, which caused minimal deterioration in the form of small, barely visible, circles over the last 40 years.

This is a particularly fine example of a very cool bass, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to add this great piece to your collection!