Launched in 1960 as the Futurama II solid, (or simply Futurama II or Futurama 2), this guitar was imported from Czechoslovakian builder CSHN, and distributed in the UK and Commonwealth by Selmer. By the end of 1963, Selmer were distributing Hagstrom guitars, and the Hagstrom II was marketed as the Futurama II De Luxe. At this point, the Futurama II Solid was renamed the Futurama Duo.
See also the Futurama III Solid
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1961 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Hofner advertisements
Hofner 2 Solid / Duo - 8 out of 10 players select solids from this range (1961)
1961 Selmer Melody Maker advertisement for a series of imported Hofner and Futurama solid body guitars available in the UK, circa November 1961
Futurama 2 Solid / Duo - Futurama. 'Its a great guitar' says George Harrison (1964)
British advert for three Futurama guitars (Sophomore, 3 De Luxe and Duo) and three amplifiers (Bassist major 15, Caravelle 15 and Corvette 6). Futurama was Selmer's own brand, one they applied to a...