Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

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Framus ‘Billy Lorento’ 5/120 semi hollow guitar

Postby BRC » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:31 am

I am trying to track more information about a Framus six string semi-solid guitar owned by a friend in Germany.
The information he has been able to provide is as follows:It is a ‘Billy Lorento’, model number 5/ 120 Serial Nr. 52200 Stamped details: 60K - that appears to indicate it was built in August 1960. The guitar is in very good condition.
He acquired the guitar in 1962 from an American GI who was also a guitarist in a big band that played in various places in Germany.
I have been in contact with Framus, in Germany, but they seem to be very vague about the guitars heritage - a little surprising, though the company has changed hands since the original guitars were made.

If anyone has any information, including likely value I should be grateful for that. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Brad

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