The Columbia Disc Graphophone Type "BI" (or "Sterling") became the model that virtually defined the distinctive artistic style of the company. Rich, warm oak and cool, elegant nickel plating. The solid-brass, nickel-plated flower horn has its original plating which we have polished to a delightful luster.
The pretty oak cabinet has two historically correct decals on its panels. Years ago, phonograph enthusiasts had to contend with horrendously inaccurate, waterslide decals. Thanks to the tireless work of a friend of ours, today's decals are under the finish, like the originals, and become part of the machine. Most importantly, they are indistinguihable from the originals.
The charming Columbia banner.
The horn/arm components gleam. You can see how Columbia selected the nickname "Sterling" for this instrument- the appearance of the nickel plating is not unlike silver.We've made all the adjustments -- the soundbox has been scrupulously restored and calibrated, with new rubber gaskets. One of the foremost blunders that amateur sellers make is in their inability to properly tune a soundbox. After 50 years, WE know what we're doing -- and the sound is excellent!
The motor is a double-spring powerhouse which smoothly and evenly plays your 78 rpm records. Compare our clean and precisely adjusted motor to the junk you find elsewhere on the Web-- our competitors' motors, with broken springs held together by baling wire, bearings and shafts trashed by home-made repairs, giant drywall screws protruding where they're not supposed to be, quite a mess!
This is a beautiful and a great-playing instrument. Every day of the week we FIX the mistakes of other people. Most dealers lack the skills or even the desire to adjust these machines properly. At phonophan we understand these machines inside and out! What you buy from us is far and away the finest quality -- no mis-matched parts, no home handyman repairs. Only the finest work, which is based on 50 years in this field.
The Columbia BI Disc Graphophone -- classic good looks, superb playing quality, a must for those who want to enjoy both the visual and the auditory pleasures of a true antique phonograph.
Price: $2350.00 US, plus s/h. (NY State residents must add sales tax if applicable)
Telephone: 585-244-5546Click here for Terms & Conditions of sale
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