Syd Barrett’s Unknown Acoustic

There are a couple of photos from 1964 of Syd with an acoustic guitar in the backyard of his house in Cambridge. Unfortunately, after going through countless pictures of old Hofners, Harmonies, and obscure European brands, we couldn’t come up with the exact model – so again, if you’re knowledgeable of the subject, please leave a comment below.

It seems that Syd used this guitar from around early 1963, and it was probably the guitar he had with him while playing acoustic gigs around Cambridge with David Gilmour, whom he met at Cambridge Technical College.


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1 month ago

It’s a Framus 5/97 with a natural finish