VICTOR IV with RARE SPRUCE HORN


What does one of the rarest instruments we have ever offered look like?  See above!  Music Master of Philadelphia sold soilid wood horns to fit Victors.  At the top of their roster was a solid spruce horn -- a wood well appreciated for its resonant qualities (piano sound boards etc).  Spruce has a yellow caste, and back in the day spruce horns were finisahed brightly as you see here.  The interior was yellow spruce, the exterior was stained mahogany.  These top-of-the-line horns were intended to be used with high-end instruments, which were made of mahogany, such as the Victor IV.  The horn AND the machine both have their original factory finishes. Yes, that stunning amber finish is more than a century old!


The original "Music Master" decal.  Note the complexion of the wood grain, characteristic of the broad markings of spruce.  Remember, that is the original finish on the horn, which beautifully matches the cabinet of the Victor IV.  Furthermore -- no splits, scracks or gobs of glue mar this horn, It is exceptiional in every way.


It's easy to see why this was an expensive instrument in the Victor line -- gorgeous solid mahogany cabinetry.  Again, the finish is well more than 100 years old.


We carefully cleaned the double-spring motor, installed two new mainsprings, and regulated everything thoroughly.  Compare the top-quality conditiuon of phonophan machines to the messy junk others offer.  


The support bracket, arm and elbow are spotlessly clean -- original gold and blue filigree in mind-bogglingly perfect condition. All hardware is clean and free of gunk, grime and corrosion. We have rebuilt the original Exhibition soundbox to produce crisp, clear, bright, bold music. Consider the jury-rigged trash you see for sale elsewhere on the Net -- and don't you love it when those deceptive sellers say "It just needs a little cleaning up" ?!

The paper patent notice under the cabinet is still present.


BOLD, BRASH and BEAUTIFUL -- for those who will accept nothing but the best! NOBODY sweats the details like phonophan. We obsessed over every component. And we DON'T do what other dealers do -- rush the job and take shortcuts. Other dealers don't have the time and don't have the talent to do things right. This instrument is as spotless and clean as any you will ever see. We stress the rarity of this machine -- this is the first time in 52 years of business we have ever offered a spruce horn, not to mention one with its original factory finish that perfectly matches the instrument it graces.  Don't wait another 52 years -- snap up this rarity!

Price: $4850.00 US, plus s/h. (NY State residents must add sales tax, if applicable.)

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Telephone: 585-244-5546

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