Many people are unaware that Wurlitzer made guitars—including futuristic, cartoon guitars that look like they’d be in Elroy Jetson’s personal collection. According to theBlue Book of Electric Guitars (11th Edition), Wurlitzer Guitars were made in Neodesha, Kansas from 1965 until the ‘70s, when the company began to import them from Italy. This guitar’s serial number is 410741; under the neck on the body there is a date stamp of 1962, so we may have a case for Mr. Fjestad.

Loaded with twenty-first century features like true stereo, tremolo bridge, bound fretboard, tone switches (jazz or rock) and a pickup blender, the ’62 Gemini has futuristic retro-cool to burn.

From the collection of Bill Nix and Bill Nix, Jr, Marion, Iowa.