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Framus Unveils Updated Panthera II Studio Supreme Guitars

Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt

Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt

Framus has announced its new Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt and Teambuilt guitars.

The new guitars feature a three-dimensional carved top and Plek Fretwork with IFT —Invisible Fretwork Technology.

The Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt boasts a mahogany body with a matching electronic compartment cover, a carved AAAA flamed maple top and a set-in flamed maple or mahogany neck (depending on the custom shop version) with a tigerstripe ebony fretboard featuring 22 jumbo frets and fluorescent side dots.

There’s also Graph Tech Ratio Locking tuners with wooden knobs, a Graph Tech Black Tusq Low Friction nut, Seymour Duncan pickups—APH-1N Alnico II Pro (neck), APS-1 RW/RP Alnico Pro II Staggered Single Coil (middle), SH-5 Custom (bridge)—volume and tone controls (push/pull for humbucker split), a 5-way switch, a 2-way switch (lead free), a TonePros Tune-o-Matic bridge and Warwick Security Locks.

Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt

Panthera II Studio Supreme Masterbuilt

The Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme German Pro Series Teambuilt features a mahogany body with an “Easy Access” electronic compartment cover, a carved AAA flamed maple top and a maple neck with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets nut.

There’s also Seymour Duncan pickups—APH-1N Alnico II Pro (neck), APS-1 RW/RP Alnico Pro II Staggered Single Coil (middle), SH-5 Custom (bridge)—volume and tone controls (push/pull for humbucker split), a 5-way switch, a 2-way switch (lead free), a TonePros Tune-o-Matic bridge and Warwick Security Locks.

The Teambuilt model is available in five transparent high-polish finishes: Nirvana Black, Antique Tobacco, Burgundy Blackburst, Lagoon Blue Burst and Vintage Sunburst.

Prices have yet to be announced for both guitars, but for more information head over to Framus.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.