Selmer 1960 Hofner and Futurama catalogue, page 16. Details of the three Hawaiian / Lap Steel guitars: the Selmer Novelectric, Pro-Electric and Hofner Hawaiian guitars. The top of the range was the Selmer Pro-Electric:
The Selmer Pro-Electric has a pick-up (Pat. No. 2660/45) which is actually six units in one, each string vibrating over an independently turned pole-piece. Weak strings can be individually adjusted, assuring correct balanced output, adjustable by means of built-in tone and volume controls. The body is fashioned from finest selected mahogany and finished in rich golden sunburst tones, with inlaid frets and engraved and plated metal parts.
1960 UK prices were as follows - Selmer Novelectric 13gns ; Pro-Electric 21 gns ; Hofner Hawaiian 18 gns.
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