Framus Diablo Supreme
Total Guitar|February 2022
German efficiency meets affordability with this no-fuss six-string
By Stuart Williams. Photographs by Phil Barker

From acoustics that sound like electrics, to pedals that can emulate any amp under the sun, there’s no limit to the options at our fingertips in 2022. But sometimes choice can be overwhelming, and there’s a lot to be said for the what-you-see-is-what-you-get approach. What you see here conforms to that concept - the D-Series Diablo Supreme from German guitar wizards, Framus.

The D-Series takes the design ethos of the brand’s guitars, played by the likes of Devin Townshend and William DuVall, and places them at a more affordable price point. There are a number of Diablos in the D-Series range: the Diablo Pro, Progressive and the best-spec’d Supreme that we have here. As we were saying earlier, simplicity is at the heart of this guitar’s design, offering a classic double-cut body shape, a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, 22 frets and a fixed bridge. On paper it’s a meat ’n’ potatoes rocker, but as we’ve learned before, simple doesn’t need to mean ‘basic’.

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