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Selmer

United Kingdom amp manufacturer and guitar distributor

Inside the Selmer shop, circa 1964 Inside the Selmer shop (114-116 Charing Cross Road) circa 1964. Head of sales Rod Hannaford with a selection of Selmer amplifiers, and Gibson and Futurama (Hagstrom) guitars. 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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Selmer Amplifiers
Selmer Catalogues
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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.

1964 Selmer guitar catalogue

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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 1960s 1970s Kelly Selmer 50w Tremolo 2x12 Combo Valve Amplifier Goodmans

Current price: $1010.32
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NEW PRO GITANE SELMER VINTAGE STYLE GYPSY JAZZ ACOUSTIC STEEL STRINGS GUITAR

Current price: $849.95
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NEW GITANE DG-250 Pro SELMER-Maccaferri VINTAGE STYLE GYPSY JAZZ ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Current price: $789.99
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Super Electric Buzztone - Guitar Pedal Vintage Germanium Fuzz Selmer

Current price: $203.58
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FG-07959 Selmer Combo GC-40 Vintage 6- Nylon Sting Guitar w/ Hard Case

Current price: $121.99
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COMBO GS10 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SELMER MADE IN KOREA VINTAGE (MB1008068)

Current price: $99.00
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D2F® Padded Cover for Selmer Zodiac Twin Thirty Combo

Current price: $79.95
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LUDWIG (Conn-Selmer) L415FPR Series Kick Single Bass Drum Pedal

Current price: $46.59
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UK ebay listings

1971 Vintage Selmer Compact 30sv Guitar Amp

Current price: £180.00
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Selmer 30SS, Vintage 70's, 2x10 solid state combo guitar amp

Current price: £125.00
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Vintage Selmer Bass N Treble 50w valve amplifier

Current price: £249.99
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Time left: 2d 22h 56m
Vintage Selmer Lap Steel Guitar

Current price: £250.00
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Vintage Kelly Tube Valve 100W Amplifier Head Selmer etc Guitar & Bass Rare!!!

Current price: £395.00
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Vintage selmer mercury 5 combo

Current price: £83.00
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Vintage gypsy jazz guitar oval selmer-type

Current price: £300.00
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1960s Selmer Zodiac Twin 50 Control Panel

Current price: £100.00
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Time left: 16d 18h 55m
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German ebay listings

Selmer Treble and Bass MKIII

Current price: €750.00
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70's SELMER MADE IN ENGLAND TREBLE & BASS COMPACT 50R AMP AMPLIFIER VERSTÄRKER

Current price: €1249.00
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Time left: 11d 15h 17m
Selmer Zodiac 100 Verstaerker mit Box 1969

Current price: €1600.00
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Time left: 2d 14h 38m
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