Frank Allen’s Guitar
Late 1950s Framus Atlantis acoustic archtop guitar, made in Germany; Finish: amber burst, lacquer checking and minor blemishes but generally good for age;Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: generally good; Hardware: generally good, D and G tuner buttons replaced; Overall condition: good
This guitar is from the private collection of Frank Allen (born Francis Renaud McNeice) an English bass guitarist playing in Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers and The Searchers. He joined Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers as rhythm guitarist in 1961, until taking over bass duties in 1962, following the departure of Ben Jordan. In 1964, Frank joined The Searchers, replacing original bassist, Tony Jackson.
Frank Allen’s debut single with the band, and arguably The Searchers most iconic track “When You Walk in The Room”, made it to number three in the UK, with Frank sharing dual lead vocal duties with Mike Pender.