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Author Topic: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....  (Read 3437 times)

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Offline Norfolk Slim

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My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« on: March 02, 2010, 02:27:52 PM »
And I'm delighted with it.  The punch and separation in the bass is fantastic, and perfect for those rags and blakey things.  I was going to record Too Tight Blues No.2 to show it off, bu am not yet happy with how I play it.  So instead, heres Jailhouse Blues, squashed down horribly to fit in a low grade mp3, but hopefully enough to give a good idea of how wonderful the guitar sounds.

Pictures are courtesy of Todd before it was dispatched.

The Erma has an adirondack top, and white oak back and sides (which, as you can see, are truly beautiful).  The neck is to my specifications- wide and fairly deep with a v profile.  It seems almost impossible to get a factory built guitar these days with anything other than a slim electric style c-shape neck which I find much harder work to play. The neck is made of poplar (of all things) so its one of the greenest guitars I can imagine.  No tropical woods bar the fretboard.

Anyone in the market for a 1953 Martin 00-17?!  I think the Erma is going to make it redundant for me.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 02:44:47 PM by Norfolk Slim »

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 03:59:35 PM »
Just in time for Euroweenie!

Can't wait to hear it in the flesh.

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 08:55:24 PM »
Congratulations, Slim, the guitar looks and sounds like a real beauty.  I look forward to hearing you play it this summer at Blues Week.
All best,
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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 12:47:48 AM »
You're a lucky boy, Simon. Also looking forward to seeing and hearing her at the Euroweenie Jamboree.
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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 12:44:04 PM »
congrats slim!
that's a great sounding little guitar.
chris
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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 12:24:06 PM »
What a wonderful sounding box Slim - absolutely beautiful.

Steve

Offline pete12string

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 10:30:54 AM »
Congrats!  Another Fraulini beauty!  She looks and sounds great.  Love the oak back and sides...  May you enjoy many years of happy blues playing.

Offline Michael Kuehn

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 11:27:51 AM »
Congratulations! That's a beauty. I got my own Erma from Todd a while back -- looks a lot like your Erma except I went for the slightly fancier fret markers. I love the oak, too!

Mike

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 04:34:00 PM »
That sounds great!

Offline Stumblin

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 05:16:25 AM »
That looks and sounds fantastic!
I just had a look at the Fraulini website. Now I need to figure out what I can sell - a kidney maybe?  ::)
P.S. I like a nice deep V neck myself, it kind of supports the hand or something. Whatever it does, it's way more comfortable than those extra slim ones that modern guitars seem to usually have.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 05:18:06 AM by Stumblin »

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 06:06:37 AM »
Thanks for the comments folks- I will try to do it justice!

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 06:41:14 AM »
Thanks for the comments folks- I will try to do it justice!
But somebody told me you were a lawyer....  ;D
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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 10:00:24 AM »
.....and a judge!

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 11:16:53 AM »
Nooooo not a judge.  Not yet anyway....

Fingers crossed on that one.

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2010, 03:37:47 AM »
Nooooo not a judge.  Not yet anyway....

Fingers crossed on that one.

Bloody hell! We'd better watch ourselves at the Weenie Weekend, lads.  Have you got a wig, Simon??  >:D
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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2010, 03:45:45 AM »
I should make it clear that even if I get through the selection day in April (I am happy to say I passed the initial exam in January, but the next stage is by no means a formality...)  then I will be only a lowly deputy district judge.  No wigs, no open court, no red gowns, no rumpole-ish stuff.  Just sitting in a quiet room once or twice a month dealing with small claims, house repossessions and procedural stuff on bigger cases before they get to court.

I dont think I will have the power to imprison people for overuse of the 12 bar shuffle, so we should all be okay for Lymington!

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2010, 06:33:32 AM »
Phew!

But you could imprison people without trial for playing the b***o, I assume.  >:D
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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2010, 06:45:58 AM »
I may bring my banjo- and am currently tempted by a 6 stringer....

I wonder if I could grant injunctions against badly played harp though?

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2010, 07:37:56 AM »
"and am currently tempted by a 6 stringer...."

In the name of Patton why??????????? If this gets out there's no chance of you on the bench, they don't like folk with very perverse habits.................oops! well  M'lud.

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2010, 10:33:18 AM »
Papa Charlie- is why I'd like a 6 stringer  :D

But Mrs Slim may well perform surgical procedures in sensitive areas, with a rusty potato peeler, if I buyanything else at present....

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2010, 12:59:11 PM »
I forsee the Faulini Owners Club is going to meet nex weekend..
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: My new Fraulini Erma arrived....
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2010, 05:44:50 PM »
That looks & sounds wonderful, congratulations my friend, I was on Todd's list for a while but pulled out, I hope he lets me back on when I'm good to go - an Erma is high on my lit of wants!!!.


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