Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Warwick and Framus Custom Shop closes on East 7th Street



Catching up to this closure... we recently noticed that the custom guitar-bass showroom at 76 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue had been emptied out... and multiple past-rent notices are taped to the storefront.

The renowned German brand's first New York location arrived back in the fall of 2009.

Notable Framus players though the years (the company launched in 1946, and took on the Warwick name following bankruptcy in 1995) include Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Messrs. Lennon, McCartney and Harrison of the Beatles, among many others.

The storefront was previously home to the Addukkan Moroccan crafts shop.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry they're gone. They were sure beautiful instruments.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising. Music, the art form, abandoned the East Village a few years ago, which is probably the last time anyone got laid on account of being able to play a guitar.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering, what was their monthly rent?

Anonymous said...

Bummer. Cool weird basses. Sadly there's no room left for music or creativity in the new South Murray Hill.

Anonymous said...

I've lived on that block for four years now. In that time, I recall seeing customers in the shop maybe five times. The sign on the door said "by appointment only" so I never went in. I'm surprised it didn't go out of business long ago.

Anonymous said...

A shame. Beautiful musical instruments. I had hoped they were here to stay since they had passed the year milestone a while back...
- East Villager

Anonymous said...

The warwick brand is a German company and delivers world wide and is a very big. www.warwick.de.

Cheers zomnius.

Johnny Jones said...

I Have A 5 String Warwick Bass And I need the Neck Fix Where can I take to have it fix now that the 7 Th Ave shop is Closed .