Futurama guitars of the 1960s
Futurama was a very well known name amongst British guitar bands of the early 1960s. It was a brand created by Selmer, who were the biggest instrument supplier in the UK at the time, but none of the guitars were British-made. George Harrison used one in his early days, and is quoted "it's a great guitar" in 1960s Futurama advertising. Earliest models, like Harrison's hailed from Czechoslovakia - made by Resonet, and later CSHN, but by 1963 higher-quality instruments by Swedish maker Hagstrom were being sold under the Futurama name.
The Hagstrom models were identical to the Hagstrom guitars sold in the United States and Europe, so for further information please refer to the relevant pages in the Hagstrom section of this site.
Futurama (Resonet Grazioso)
Futurama II (CSHN)
Futurama III (CSHN)
Futurama Duo (CSHN)
Futurama II De Luxe (see Hagstrom II)
Futurama III De Luxe (see Hagstrom III)
Futurama Coronado Automatic (see Hagstrom Corvette)
Futurama Bass De Luxe (see Hagstrom FB)
Futurama Coronado bass (see Hagstrom Coronado IV)
Selmer placed advertisements for it's Futurama branded instruments in various newspapers and magazines ( see vintage guitar advertisements), aswell as Selmer guitar catalogues.