First of all, this is an instrument of SUBSTANCE. The turntable is 12" in diameter. The motor has three springs for maximum power. The flower horn is especially noteworthy -- it is the largest flower horn that Victor made, and was specifically designed for the Model V. The paint is original. The condition of this instrument is excellent. Notable, as well, is the quarter-sawn oak cabinet with an original factory finish that is virtually flawless. The Victor V is an impressively constructed machine -- it dominates a room.
Yes, you are looking at this original factory finish and color. To be blunt, we seldom find 100-plus-year-old shellac finishes of this distinction. And please notice the condition of the nickel plating -- practically brand new.
Original "His Master's Voice" decal on the horn. The paint is, of course, old, but it is still in excellent condition.
The decorative back-bracket has fancy gold filigree. This bracket is so perfectly preserved that it looks like it came out of a time machine. The condition of this machine is extraordinary. We have professionally rebuilt the soundbox to produce round, full-throated music. By comparison, the average "eBay" restoration job typically involves no disassembly of the soundbox -- they just slap a new white gasket in front of the mica diaphragm to make it "look" like something has been done. Just to fool the suckers. We have worked on an incredible number of instruments over the past 48 years that had been given this kind of pointless "doll-up." Whereas, at phonophan we take the soundbox down to its smallest constituent parts, check and calibrate each one. No shortcuts.
The scrupulously clean and well-tuned triple-spring, nickel-plated motor of the Victor V. It can play any 78 rpm record. Clean, smooth-running, minutely adjusted. No "online auction" surprises here! With phonophan, you don't have to worry about what horrors might have been "overlooked" by an inexperienced seller. Needless to say, an instrument of this size and importance is not easy to pack and ship UNLESS you have 48 years of experience, as we do! Buy one from an amateur, and get amateur service. Ouch!
Inside the cabinet, this motor schematic.
As always, we cleaned, tweaked, tested, lubricated, adjusted every component. This is an especially beautiful instrument, with an especially important horn.
Price: $2995.00, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)
US Post: Tim Fabrizio
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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