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Futurama Sophomore - Futurama.

Futurama. 'Its a great guitar' says George Harrison
Futurama Sophomore - 1964


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Futurama guitars for sale

1960's Hagstrom III F-300 Vintage Electric Guitar Futurama Black Sweden

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

Up for sale, a 1960's Hagstrom III, honestly played and professionally setup. Built in Sweden, the Hagstrom III (known as the F-300 in the United States) boasts three single coil pickups with a bevy of tone switches and pickup combinations. Clearly influenced by both the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson SG, this Hagstrom manages to be its own unique entity. With a single Master Volume knob and six pickup / tone switches, a myriad of sonic options are possible, from squawky Strat-like ... more

Rare genuine Czech made 1958 Vintage Futurama / Graziosa / Resonet Guitar neck

BLAKEHURST, NSW, 2221, AUSTRALIA

£803

On offer is this amazingly rare genuine Czechoslovakian made bolt-on neck from a 1958 (or '59) Resonet / Graziosa Futurama II. Not the absolute exact spec of the '57 Futurama as used by George Harrison in the early days of the Beatles, as the fret board on these was stained to look like Rosewood, but otherwise very close indeed. These stained fretboard version necks are even harder to find than the plain maple of the '57. A little research revealed various sales of '57's but little is shown on ... more

BORISOV FUTURAMA-2 RARE Vintage Electric Guitar Soviet USSR

220116, BELARUS, MINSKAIA OBL, MINSK, BELARUS

$199

Vintage Electric Guitar "BORISOV FUTURAMA-2" USED Pretty nice tool to produce Borisov factory of musical instruments 1973-79 years in the last century. If it was not long headstock (21cm), it would seem very "baby" It looks nice. Lightweight and extremely comfortable. Length 580mm is all Neck Width at zero fret 40mm. Well played passages where some stretching of the left hand is required, as well as the standard rock and roll moves, when the little finger away from the ring finger for three ... more

Hagstrom I Futurama Kent - powder blue

AUBURN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03032, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Nice clean early 60's Hagstrom I Futurama in powder blue. Plays as it should. Straight neck. Average wear for its age. Free shipping to CONUS only.... more

Hagstrom I Futurama Kent - red

AUBURN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 03032, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

Nice clean early 60's Hagstrom I Futurama in red. Plays as it should. Straight neck. Average wear for its age. Free shipping to CONUS only.... more

1960s Vintage Futurama II Electric Guitar RED

BIRMINGHAM, B258ST, UNITED KINGDOM

£185

tonewood 1 1960s Futurama II Electric Guitar Up for sale is a vintage Futurama II Electric Guitar. The guitar dates to the early sixties and was the first guitar of many a famous and not so famous guitarists. Electrically everything works as it should and it plays ok do not expect too much as it is quite a basic instrument. Considering the age of the instrument it is not in bad condition , it does have some tarnishing to the metalwork , a few Dings and crazing in the finish but nothing strucutal... more

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