This guitar is important historically because it was George Harrison’s first “serious” electric guitar, back in 1959 when The Beatles were still known as The Quarry Men (or, on occasion, Johnny and the Moondogs). The Futurama had no brand name on its headstock, although the pickup maker’s logo (“Resonet”) appeared on the pickguard. These instruments were manufactured for British importer Selmer by Delicia, a company based in what was then Czechoslovakia. Harrison had wanted a Fender Strat similar to Buddy Holly’s, but those were almost impossible to find in England at the time. The Futurama had the distinction of at least having three pickups and a maple fingerboard, along with a top-mounted jack plate (just like a Strat’s).