Welcome to another fine guitar from The Old Europe! Please make sure to read the entire description below carefully, and look at all the pictures.

General introduction and background:

Framus 5/3 “Camping” small sized acoustic steel string guitar. Made in 1961 in West Germany. Framus had a series of different models which they called “hiking guitars” as they were highly transportable. The Camping is arguably the most iconic of them.

Measurements, weight and other specs:

-Scale: 628 mm

-Nut: 42,5 mm

-Pickups: none.

-Body: laminated spruce sides and bottom, probably also laminated top.

-Weight: 1,4 kg

-Neck: slim C maple (?) with flat radius rosewood fingerboard. Small low vintage frets


-Body: good condition, no fissures or breaks, lacquer cracks, scratches, and slightly sanded edges.  

-Neck: nicely straight, no trussrod, frets at 9/10

-Hardware: fully functional; two tuner knobs were replaced, and the little fissure one one has been stabilized with super glue.

-Originality:  all original except for one tuner knob.

Sound and Playability:

-Playability and string action: very good string action of just 2,2 mm on the 12th fret. The string action cannot be changed unless you swap the floating bridge with some other

-Sound: typical for this kind of the guitar, it has a percussive, twangy sound that is well suited for chopping rhythm in an acoustic ensemble or a choir – as it was intended to. I could imagine that it would do a great slide job as well.


Repairs, Service:

-Extensive polishing and cleaning of all parts.

-Fretboard cleaned, frets polished, fretboard oiled

-New Pyramid 10 gauge bronze strings put on

-Ready to be played (just tune it up)

Auxiliary stuff:

-No case or gigbag included. It will be wrapped well, and put into a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material.

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PACKAGING: All guitars are shipped out in a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material. Please note that for the protection of the environment, I am reusing used packaging material whenever I can.

SHIPPING: Please check the shipping quotes in this offer. I ship with insurance, worldwide. Usually I am able to ship the item on the same day or next day of received payment. Please allow 1-2 days from pick up for delivery in Germany, and 1-2 weeks within the EU.

US, Canadian and over overseas buyers:  When it comes to bulky acoustic guitars, and especially archtops, I am not able to use Fedex for shipping as they charge extra for bulky boxes – 300 € and more! That’s why I have to use DHL Premium for USA, Canada and all other overseas shipping. Please anticipate a shipping time of up to 8 weeks depending on your location. Tracking is provided immediately when shipped out within the system. Please refrain from giving a review before you have received the guitar.

AFTER DELIVERY: After receiving the item, please inspect the package for obvious damages and make photos if there are any. After unpacking, check the item immediately for damages or other undocumented flaws. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival. Please note that I will only take the item back entirely, but not grant any reduction of price and generally only accept returns if the item was unaltered after arrival.

CITES protection: all of the items I sell have been legally imported to the EU before January 1st 2017 and are registered with the authorities in Hamburg, Germany (if applicable).

DATA protection: German financial regulations demand that I keep your address on file in an invoice. The only information that I store is what this platform provides me. Please understand that I cannot delete that information from my files. You may ask what kind of info I have stored from you any time.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • 5/3 Camping
  • 1961
Made In
  • Germany
  • None
Body Shape
  • Parlor
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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The Old Europe

Hamburg, Germany
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