What's up everyone, my grandpa used to be a musician, first guitar player and later bassist, he passed a Framus Hollywood and a Höfner Violin Bass from the 60ies on to me. The instruments were both in a pretty rough shape, the Framus had no fret life left in it and grandpa cut a hole through the headstock so he could thread a shoestring for the strap through it. He also cut off the top horn on the Höfner bass in order to be able to fit it in the Framus guitar case, the Höfner has a shorter scale, he butchered the inside of the case and cut the horn until it would fit inside. :'D Now some people might cry out "sacrilege" but you gotta understand that back in the day, especially in the former communist federal republic of Yugoslavia, these things didn't have any value to them. They had to be practical and do the job and since people didn't have the luxury of getting their hands on gear easily (you had to have someone working abroad that could import instruments and amplifiers for you) you had to be creative. He still earned enough money as a member of a top 40 cover band playing popular music on the terraces in summer to build our house in Croatia. As a matter of fact he made more money with the gigs than from his monthly salary as a woodworker. Anyway, my luthier just sent me these pics: Looks as if it never had anything done to it. Unfortunately I can't get my hands on it right now as money is tight and I had no ETA on when it would be finished, he messaged me out of surprise so I can't give you any more details right now, the pics will have to do. Here's the Framus: I am happy that both instruments are playable again. I also have a Vox Solid State Foundation Bass amp gramps left me, we restored that years ago. I need to find a proper bass cab for it. I will play these and make music with them. They might not be rare collectors items but just the fact that these instruments are almost 60 years old and helped to build a house and feed a family, they have lots of sentimental value. Last time I was in Croatia I played a few tunes on an acoustic for my grandpa and we sang together, he cried tears. It was beautiful. Just wanted to share, cheers!