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VV-XVI  Serial Number 68048 Type E Golden Oak 

Build Date: January, 1913

Originality:   1   Outstanding original

Overall Condition:   3   Great overall appearance, minor signs of age discoloration and wear

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 The VV-XVI was Victor's "Flagship" Victrola model, large in size and impressive in design. With Victor's best 4-spring motor, gold-plated trim and hand-carved corner posts, these machines are imposing, and can dominate a good-sized room. In August 1912, the XVI model underwent a major design change (the suffix letter was changed to "E"); and the cabinet became much more ornate and detailed, and was enlarged considerably. Those XVI's with an "E" or "F" suffix had an extraordinary amount of hand-carving on the corner posts (even more than the previous versions), and these never fail to gain attention.  The amount of carving was decreased in 1915 to save production costs, so these elegant versions were not available for very long The vast majority were produced in mahogany; "Golden Oak" versions are relatively scarce, and this is one is a really nice survivor. It is a great machine, with only a few areas of mild discoloration and a few very small chips on the edges of the lid veneer (see picture). These are not significant, and do not detract from appearance. The original gold hardware is in good condition, showing very light wear in the usual places. There is absolutely no evidence of  crazing of the varnish, and the finish retains much of its original shine.  It would be a crime to attempt to refinish or "touch-up" a machine of this quality.  The oak has nice, subdued figuring, and there are no dings or damage on the magnificent corner-posts.  This would be a great centerpiece of any collection, and will blend-in with virtually any room decor.  Try to find another one like this, in outstanding original condition! You can find more on the XVI by clicking here.

 

This would be well-suited in a large room, and would fit-in with a variety of decors. The soundbox and motor have been completely rebuilt. It comes with our 2 year unconditional performance warranty.

 

This would be well-suited in a large room, and would fit-in with a variety of decors. 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.

 

     

PRICE $ 795.00

 

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