Masterwork Retro TVs

The renown Stellar Masterwork line of Vintage Colorsets, seen on location at NBC News Studios New York, Ghosthunter Z. Bagans’s (Of Travel Channel fame) Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, and Bass Pro Shops at the Talladega Speedway are all tailor rebuilt and modernized from the ground up.

What is a Stellar Masterwork Series Retro Color TV?

1950s & 60s Vintage Retro Television Sets- authentic period cabinets with updated internals. These are not mass-produced sets, they are individual, one-off, and each entirely unique.

While turned off, the set looks just as it did in on the showroom floor. We scour the country to find good original sets in mint or as near mint condition as possible; as mid-century modern aficionados, we favor authenticity and not to restore when not necessary.

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Touch the front panel power button, or flick on the remote control; it’s then easy to tell that this is not an ordinary vintage black-and-white TV. It’s a Stellar Masterwork. The aesthetics are completely seamless. Original lines, original grille cloth and knobs. Factory finish. The picture fits in just as it should with no gaps. Best of all, these TVs are entirely modern. Masterwork is the marque of excellence in custom retro televisions, and the best option to compliment high-end mid-century modern, atomic, 50s and 60s era decor.

 

 

What goes into a Masterwork Series Colorset?

Original electronics are completely replaced, and all chassis and components come with an industry standard 1 year warranty.  Our aim is to make sets seamless, and not “something close.” As every set is different, so does every conversion require a new and unique approach toward engineering in order to make it just right.

Original Masterwork Series sets employ color CRTs in all cabinets capable of accommodating them.

The new Masterwork II series sets employ LCD screens for smaller cabinets such as slimlines, portables, and Predictas where use of a CRT is not possible. Every attempt is made to approximate the original aesthetic of the set including the use of custom masks and faceplates in place of the original B&W CRTs.

Here is an orientation video covering the operation of a ’58 Olympic which has received a full control panel conversion:

 

Warranty

An industry standard one year.

Please direct inquiries through the form at the bottom of the page.

We can also convert your existing television cabinet. 3 month interest free layaway & financing available.

All sets are 21″ unless otherwise specified.



availablesets



1958 GE Ultra Vision

 

Currently complete and in the showroom. Short lead time required for additional options.

Base: Standard features include RF & Composite input, built-in sound, remote control, and fully functional volume and power front panel buttons. $2495

This set was featured in San Francisco as part of the DeYoung Museum’s “Summer of Love” exhibition which ran from April through August 2017. Internals have been renewed after being returned from loan.

Options available:

  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • Wrought iron hairpin legs for free standing installation $249

“The Director”
1955 Silvertone “High Fidelity” AM/FM/Phono Combination in Blonde


Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, AM/FM tuner and record changer, RF & Composite inputs. Currently build-to-order. $3499

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • Bluetooth 4.0 integrated $399

Features and options are tailored to suit.

1957 Zenith Console in Blonde

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Base: Includes remote control-only operation, built-in sound, with RF input only. (Grille cloth will be replaced with NOS material) Built to order. $2899

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1960 RCA “Hillsborough” Hideaway TV


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Just in as of 3/5/18. Currently undergoing cabinet restoration, available soon!

Base: Remote control only operation with RF Input. Excellent Hi-Fi sound. Built to order. $4499

Options available:

  • Operational side power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1963 RCA Console

Base: Remote control only operation with RF Input. Amazing 3 dimensional space age speaker grille on this set! Built to order. $3899

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1955 Zenith Royal “X” Console

Currently complete and in the showroom.

Base: Includes remote control-only operation, Hi-Fi sound, and preconfigured with RF & HDMI.  $3749

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • USB Media Center $349

1968 Montgomery Wards Danish Modern Console

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. Currently build-to-order $2399

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operating TV volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1958 Admiral Metal Tabletop

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. This set has an all-metal cabinet with a faux cherry mahogany finish which has some light character on the top surface. Convertible to floor model with the hairpin leg option. Currently build-to-order $2299

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • Wrought iron hairpin legs for free standing installation $249
  • USB Media Center $349

1961 Magnavox Hi-Fi Console

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Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation. Console is missing original record changer and AM/FM tuner, and so top sliding doors will come sealed in a base configuration and TV audio will be connected through original Hi Fi speakers. 23″ screen. Currently built-to-order.

Options available:

  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349
  • Convert left handtop bay to media bay with accessible power and video inputs $349

1967 RCA Portable

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Masterwork II Series Conversion

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, SD RF and composite inputs and 720p Component HD capable. Currently build-to-order $2299

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1955 Sparton in Cherry Mahogany

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Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. Currently build-to-order $1899

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1959 GE Ultra-Vision

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. This set has a very unique rotary dial pushbutton tuning mechanism which rotates to the selected station once pressed. The tuner’s seek function will be kept so that it will operate when selected, but it cannot be integrated functionally with modern electronics. Genuine hardwood cabinet. Currently build-to-order $2699

Options available:

  • Operational front panel power knob $249
  • Operational front panel volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • Component (720 HD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

RCA 25″ Danish Modern

Base: Includes remote control-only operation, built-in sound, with RF input only.  Built to order. $2799 (ON HOLD)

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

 

 

1954 RCA 21″ in Mahogany

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Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input. Currently build-to-order. $2499

Options available:

  • Operating front power knob $249
  • Operating TV volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • USB Media Center $349

 

 



pastsets



1957 Sylvania Halolight Blonde Tabletop, refinished in Heywood Wakefield “Champagne”

Cabinet was custom refinished by the buyer, Shane O’ Brien at Hepcat Restorations of Sacramento to compliment their vintage Heywood Wakefield bedroom set. Check out their blog!

–SOLD

1957 Motorola 21K126B

RF & HDMI input, remote control, and functional power front panel buttons.

— SOLD
(Thank you to Rocket Fizz, Bossier City Boardwalk, Louisiana)

1958 Sylvania Halolight

Colorset configured with remote control and HDMI, NOS Grille cloth and adapted as a tabletop unit.

–SOLD
(Thank you Zak Bagans Haunted Museum Las Vegas)

“The Peacock”
1964 Magnavox Console

Colorset custom configured as tuner & record changer delete, with custom media box.

–SOLD

1958 Admiral Super 200 Console in Mahogany

Configured for Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, RF and 1080p HDMI input. Original finish and NOS grille cloth.
–SOLD

1959 GE “Slimline” in Danish Modern cabinet

This set was shipped in by a customer, having been previously converted from B&W with an LCD Monitor. We revamped it using a color CRT with heavy internal cabinet modification and a period correct plastic CRT rear cover extension. HDMI option included. Our customer, Terry Hare, maintains a blog on MCM livin’…. check it out! http://www.atomicmonstercafe.com Thanks Terry!

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1958 Admiral “Imperial 400” in Blonde
RF, Composite and HDMI ready with remote control.

1963 Zenith Tabletop
RF, HDMI & Remote Control operation. –SOLD
(Thank you Bass Pro Shops, Talladega, AL)

1957 Airline “The Lancer”
Remote Control, HDMI. Functional Power Button with built-in wireless headphone transmitter and four headsets. Purchased by Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA for their new Pat Boone exhibit.

1957 Sylvania Halolight

Custom built for David Copperfield’s private museum in Las Vegas. Built on a 70″ high custom stand to make the set appear as if levitating inside exhibit. This set was completely restored cosmetically and is custom configured with HDMI and a USB media center. Thanks David!

1952 Motorola “Asian” Consolette

Custom built for David Copperfield’s private museum in Las Vegas. Cabinet reinforced with an articulating mount added on the rear to make the set appear as if levitating. This set was completely restored cosmetically and is custom configured with HDMI and a USB media center. Thanks David!

 

1955 CBS Blonde Console TV

Custom built for David Copperfield’s private museum in Las Vegas. Cabinet and trimwork all entirely refinished. Custom configured with HDMI and a USB media center. Thanks David!

1957 Zenith “The Skyline Modern”
Remote Control, and custom configured with HDMI, Component and USB Input with built-in media control center

 

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1958 Westinghouse
Colorset configured with operational power & volume, remote control, RF & HDMI

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1958 Zenith 24″

Colorset configured with remote control, RF, composite, and HDMI.
(Thank you Zak Bagans Haunted Museum Las Vegas)



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