Are you digging the December chill? We’ve just turned up some great new sets which are sure to help make your hep haven cooler than ever before!
Three Spellbinders! The ’56 Zenith “Eye”, ’63 RCA Consolette, and the super cool ’58 UltraVision are that magic touch your living room’s been missing.
If these styles aren’t enough, then how about these two Danish Modern treasures? The ’66 Admiral Hi-Fi combination and the ’68 Montgomery Wards. Prefer something in Blonde? you might appreciate this one-owner ’57 Zenith.
All of these sets except for the ’58 GE Ultravision are currently available built-to-order. Custom options are always available!
A little over a month ago we were contacted by someone from NBC News in New York who was looking to put together a custom “retro TV” installation for their new offices. They had sent along a rough artist’s conception of what they were looking for- essentially, a large retro floor console TV on a 10 foot wide blank wall, along with smaller fascias hung on the wall, and needed something that was authentic, and could stand to run 24/7 with modern everything.
We exchanged some ideas; we happened to have a couple of 60s era console TVs here which were not yet listed on the web site that could possibly fit the bill. Out of the two, they chose this glorious 1964 Magnavox roundie color TV in a terrific Danish Modern cabinet.
It hadn’t even been two weeks since we picked this set up from an Estate in the Chico area, and the cabinet wasn’t without character… the primary reason we had not yet listed it as being available. Well loved, the top of the cabinet had years of accumulated muck where one might place their hands to fuss with the built-in tuner and record changer. The cabinet simply needed to be restored in order to be up to standard.
Seeing as this set was going to become a Masterwork series color conversion, it needed to be immaculate. NBC opted to delete the AM/FM tuner and record changer, and to convert the changer cavity into a storage area for cable box, DVD player, or Laptop with convenient HDMI port inside. We’ve fabricated a replacement bottom to replace the piece cut out for the changer. The tuner-side door will be sealed shut.
Hot out of the shop: we’ve just finished up another Masterwork Retro Color TV. Based on the 1958 GE Ultra Vision, we’ve fully modernized the electronics and updated to color.
Stellar’s Masterwork Series of Retro Color TVs are seamless updated adaptations, intended to bring the classic vintage styling into today, with modern technology and reliability. Every unit is a one-off custom built work of art.
CRT screens are notoriously difficult to photograph, as interference patterns appear which do not to the naked eye, as in the photos shown. The cabinet is in near mint condition. Front panel volume and power buttons are fully functional, and the set is remote-control operated.
This set comes standard with RF and composite inputs. Seamless HDMI functionality available at additional cost.
We have a number of vintage television sets which can also be updated like this listed in our Vintage TVs For Sale section. We can also convert your own vintage TV or empty cabinet!
All Masterwork Retro Colorsets come with an industry standard 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Financing and layaway are also available. Come see the set on display inside Googietime Fabulous Fifties Furnishings, located inside the incomparable Midway Antique Mall here in Sacramento.
Into retro electronics? Due to popular request, we are now performing seamless Bluetooth 3.0 updates to vintage radios and audio equipment. What this means is that you can use your beautiful retro AM radio, home Hi-Fi, Record Player or Stereo with your Bluetooth-enabled device! This update is done internally and does not affect the original operation or sound of your unit, as we do not replace the original electronics. Simply sync your Android, iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth-enabled device with your unit and it will automatically switch over to streaming audio. Nothing else is required. Conversion includes any repairs, service, or restoration necessary to make your vintage unit safe and reliable to operate.