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Introducing Frank Hartung

Frank Hartung is the model electric guitar master builder. Everything, from cutting the wood to stringing and setting up the guitar and playing the first few notes, is done by Frank. And that’s the way it’s been for over 15 years. This period has seen Frank Hartung’s reputation increase exponentially to become one of the most recognised and respected luthiers in Europe.

Frank Hartung


Frank combines the tradition of electric guitar building with modern approaches and appointments, from his unusual Enigma and Caligo models to his more traditional single-cut Sephir, Junico and Embrace models.

Frank uses tone woods of the highest quality, with pickups by some of Germany’s best makers, and combines these with his own unique designs to create some of the finest looking, sounding and playing electric guitars available today.

We are delighted to be representing Frank’s work here in the UK, and we have just received our first two Hartung guitars from Frank:


Frank Hartung Embrace Custom Electic Guitar, Golden Tiger Finish - £8,250

 


The Embrace model is a modern instrument taking its influence from classic single cut designs. This guitar features a set of Exhibition-grade woods, including a Mahogany body with a Quilted Maple top, a stained Curly Maple neck topped by a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, bound in Maple.

In the electronics department, Frank has used a pair of our favourite pickups, the Haussel 1959 humbuckers, controlled by two Volumes, two Tones and a three-way selector switch.

The guitar features silver hardware including Schaller locking tuners, a Tune-0-Matic bridge and an Alu stop tail tailpiece, with Ebony knobs, pots and pickup rings.

The guitar benefits from Frank Hartung’s unusual body and headstock carves, and a gorgeous Golden Tiger finish.

 

 

  • Model: Embrace Custom
  • Serial Number: 7 261
  • Golden Tiger finish
  • Exhibition-grade Mahogany body
  • Exhibition-grade Quilted Maple top
  • Stained Exhibition-grade Curly Maple neck
  • Exhibition-grade Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Maple binding
  • Mother of Pearl block inlays
  • 635mm scale length
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Bone saddle
  • 2 x Haussel 1959 humbucker pickups
  • 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone controls, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Silver hardware
  • Schaller Locking tuners
  • Tune-O-Metic bridge with Alu stop tail
  • Matching headstock
  • Ebony knobs, pots, switch tip and pickup rings
  • Hard shell case



Frank Hartung Diabolo Electric Guitar, CoffeeBurst - Ex Demo (from Frank’s own collection) - £4,750

 


This guitar is an ex-demo model from Frank’s own personal collection.

The Diavolo features an American Red Alder body with a Quilted Maple top, a Curly Maple neck and a Tigerwood fretboard, with a custom neck inlay in Ebony and Tigerwood.

The guitar features a pair of Gerold Custom Shop humbuckers, with coil-splits , controlled by Master Volume and Tone controls and a three-way pickup selector switch.

This guitar has been in Frank Hartung’s own personal collection since it was built in 2010, and is now available for sale for the very first time.

 

 

  • Model: Diavolo
  • Serial Number: 1054
  • CoffeeBurst finish
  • American Red Alder body
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Curly Maple neck
  • Tigerwood fingerboard with Ebony binding
  • Custom Ebony and Tigerwood neck inlay
  • 22 Dunlop 6105 frets
  • Bone saddle
  • 2 x Gerold Custom Shop humbucker pickups
  • 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone controls, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Schaller Locking tuners
  • Alu stop tail bridge
  • Ebony knobs, head plate and pickup rings
  • Hard shell case



Both of these guitars are in stock and available to purchase now. For more information, please get in touch by calling +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or emailing us here.

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