Framus Star Bass Guitar

Posted on: 26th February 2018

Late 1950s Bass Guitar – Played and Tested!

This Framus Star bass, also branded Besson Ariston is identical to the first bass used by Jet Harris of The Shadows!

Built in Germany in 1959, this Framus Star bass is quite an early electric bass guitar and has some unusual features: the neck is quite thin but deep and is also angled away from the body. Perhaps features more in keeping with an upright double bass?

Currently unrestored and de-fretted by an earlier owner, David Greenaway takes up the challenge to play this unusual bass guitar!