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Selmer

United Kingdom amp manufacturer and guitar distributor

1960s Selmer Advertisement

Selmer was one of, if not the most important name in musical instruments in 1960s Britain. It was an offshoot of Selmer Paris, that had been trading since 1928. Aswell as being the major UK and Commonwealth distributor of guitars for the likes of Fender, Gibson and Hofner, it also had it's own brand of guitars Futurama, which were rebranded guitars by Swedish manufacturer Hagstrom and Czechoslovakian manufacturers Resonet and CSHN.

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But the guitar brand most strongly associated with Selmer has to be Hofner. Selmer had been selling Hofner guitars since 1953, but the early 1960s were definitely their heyday. Hofner made distinct (though similar to European models) guitars for Selmer, which were given American sounding names: President, Congress, Senator etc; typically hollow bodies in the style of Gibson, and solid bodies in the style of Fender. These guitars played very well with the American-minded British public who could not afford the American equivalents, priced many times higher.

In the summer of 1967, Selmer also introduced a number of guitars actually branded Selmer: The Emperor, Diplomat, Astra, Triumph and Arizona; all manufactured by Hofner.

But Selmer also produced it's own excellent guitar amplifiers, that, at the time, were somewhat eclipsed by Vox (with their Beatles and Stones product endorsements), and later Marshall. But many of these were actually very good amplifiers and are still well regarded, and used in the studio as great recording amps - such as the Selmer Treble 'n' Bass.

The 1970s were a troubled time for guitar businesses worldwide. Selmer found itself changing hands a number of times, being owned briefly by two separate Gibson parent companies CMI, and later Norlin.

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US ebay listings

Vintage rare mid 1960s Selmer Treble + Bass 50 MkIII amp head amplifier Mullard

Current price: $1150.00
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Time left: 18d 23h 27m
NEW GITANE DG-250M Pro SELMER VINTAGE STYLE GYPSY JAZZ ACOUSTIC GUITAR w/ Case

Current price: $909.99
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Time left: 23d 19h 30m
Hofner Beatle Bass original Selmer case from the 1960s.

Current price: $875.00
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NEW PRO GITANE SELMER VINTAGE STYLE GYPSY JAZZ ACOUSTIC STEEL STRINGS GUITAR

Current price: $849.95
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Gitane DG-250M Django Selmer Vintage Style Gypsy Jazz Acoustic Guitar - Natural

Current price: $829.00
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Time left: 5d 3h 1m
NEW GITANE DG-250 Pro SELMER-Maccaferri VINTAGE STYLE GYPSY JAZZ ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Current price: $789.99
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Time left: 2d 3h 59m
Gitane DG-250M Pro Selmer Vintage Style Gypsy Jazz Acoustic w/ NEW Hard Case!

Current price: $710.00
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Time left: 18d 18h 8m
Saga Gitane DG-255 Django Selmer Vintage Style Gypsy Jazz Acoustic Guitar

Current price: $399.00
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Time left: 3d 23h 59m
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UK ebay listings

Selmer FUTURAMA II - VINTAGE Guitar 1960's

Current price: £249.00
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Time left: 2d 16h 27m
1968-1970 Vintage Marshall Bulgin amplifier power cord, original Selmer

Current price: £51.36
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Time left: 9d 16h 16m
Very Rare Vintage 1960's - SELMER CROC SKIN - guitar hardcase

Current price: £139.00
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Very rare vintage 1970s SELMER COMPACT 30 SV watt VALVE/TUBE AMP amplifier FANE

Current price: £149.99
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Time left: 3d 19h 47m
selmer 30 ss solid state vintage amplifer reverb spring reverb

Current price: £155.00
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Time left: 2d 15h 25m
Vintage Selmer Zodiac MKII All Tube GZ34 2x12 Greenback Combo from 1966

Current price: £820.00
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Time left: 18d 17h 51m
30'S thru 40'S Vintage Selmer or Truevoice Lap Steel Guitar

Current price: £256.20
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Time left: 15d 21h 9m
Selmer Electric Pro Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar -VINTAGE

Current price: £595.00
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Time left: 15d 5h 3m
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German ebay listings

Vintage SELMER Zenith 50 Topteil + Box, Original Sixties

Current price: €800.00
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Time left: 4d 11h 25m
70's SELMER MADE IN ENGLAND TREBLE & BASS COMPACT 50R AMP AMPLIFIER VERSTÄRKER

Current price: €1249.00
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Time left: 14d 16h 24m
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