An instrument as important as the Victor VI deserves to be treated as scrupulously as a fine painting. We cleaned the original cabinet finish of all gunk and grime. The factory finish, at this point, is still beautiful, with some age-checking that give it the character of vintage wine. We painstakingly cleaning the gold-plated hardware without abrading it. The mahogany wooden horn required a historically authentic finish restoration, bringing out the gorgeous character of the wood. This is not a slap-dash antique shop "doll-up." We have spent 52 years with single-minded devotion to the restoration of antique phonographs. No other seller approaches either the level of understanding of the subject, or the artistic execution of the work. The result ---- awesome! Remember, not all Victor VI's are created equal -- what you see here is top notch example.
The original factory horn decal -- we restored the horn, we did not "attack" it. Nothing was lost in our careful restoration.
This instrument was originally sold by a posh store on Fifth Ave. in New York City.
The triple-spring motor -- perfectly tuned and adjusted. In keeping with the posh nature of this instrument, it is nickel-plated. We spare no effort or expense when it comes to regulating the mechanics. We spent hours tuning and ajusting this motor to make it run as smoothly and quietly as possible. plus we installed three new mainsprings to make sure you have plenty of power to play your records. What do you get from some other dealers? -- mainsprings patched together with sheet metal screws, soft nails replacing hardened pins, epoxy repairs, all done out of ignorance or a need to jury rig it as cheaply as possible, and get it sold.
The soundbox (needlehead) is perhaps the most important component. Without a properly tuned and adjusted soundbox, you have nothing but good looks. Phonophan sells good looks AND great sound! We have professionally rebuilt and calibrated the soundbox.
Beneath the cabinet resides this original patent notice. Please note that the original price of this machine was $100! To call this a prestige instrument is to do it an injustice -- to own one back in the day was a rare privilege of the elite.
The ultimate investment in yourself -- and you're worth it!
Price: $5500.00 US plus s/h (NY State residents must add sales tax if applicable).
US Post: PHONOPHAN
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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