VV-XVI Serial Number 22135 Type C Mahogany Finish
Build Date: May 1910
Originality: 1 Absolute, dead-on original
Overall Condition: 4 Original finish is decent, but shows wear and fading
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The VV-XVI was Victor's "Flagship" Victrola model, large in size and impressive in design. With Victor's best 3-spring motor, gold-plated trim and hand-carved corner posts, these machines are imposing, and can dominate a good-sized room. The earlier versions of this model had a much greater level of hand craftsmanship and carving details, were made in lower production volumes, and are thus more valued by collectors today. This is an early "L-door" model, which we found in Ohio a few months ago. It is 100% original and correct, and retains 100% of its original finish. Some degree of fading and typical finish wear is noted, but it still shows very well. The original gold hardware is in good condition, and the machine is absolutely authentic in all respects. This would be a great starter machine for someone who wants a nice-looking and uncommon early Victrola, without spending a lot of money. The cost of rebuilding the motor and soundbox would easily exceed our asking price. We have priced this Victrola very affordably, especially true since all of the mechanics have been fully rebuilt and are guaranteed. It will blend-in with virtually any room decor. You can find more on the XVI by clicking here.
This would be well-suited in a large room. As with all our phonographs, the motor, soundbox and all mechanical components have been torn down, cleaned and correctly rebuilt (by us). It comes with our 2 year unconditional performance warranty.