Few brands have as much history within the music industry as Framus does. Founded in 1946, Framus began crafting instruments of all caliber - from upright basses and banjos to electric guitars. After a bankruptcy in the mid 1970's, Framus closed its doors. In 1995, Hans-Peter Wilfer (son of founder Fred Wilfer) revived the Framus name to produce musical instruments as part of Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG in Markneukirchen, Germany. Along with a range of cutting edge electric guitars, the company produces replacement parts, such as knobs, tuners, bridges, and tailpieces, for their vintage models, as well as a small range of accessories.