VV-111 Serial Number 3658
Build Date: August 1922
Originality: 3 Correctly restored by Victor-Victrola.
Overall Condition: 2 Outstanding museum quality restoration showing only slightest wear
(See the Ratings/Condition page for our grading scales)
The VV-111 was introduced in 1922 as a part of the "modernized" Victrola line-up at a time when radio was beginining to slow the sales of phongraphs. The mahogany cabinet features large tone-doors, and a "low-profile" lid, along with beautiful hand-carvings on the corner "wings". They are not very common; the 111 originally sold for $225.00, which was quite a sum of money in 1922, and only about 23,000 were ever made (compare that to 800,000+ VV-XI's!). This machine was delivered to us in 2008 for restoration from a customer in Georgia; after we got underway, the gentleman lost his job and had to cancel the restoration project. We decided to finish it up, as we were about 80% done when the order was terminated. The cost of this restoration far exceeds our current asking price, but since we were paid a significant non-refundable deposit at the beginining of the restoration, we can afford to reduce the price accordingly. Since 2009, this Victrola been in the living room of one of our emplyoees, very well cared-for, so it shows only the slightest wear. The original owner did not want the gold hardware replated, as it is in generally good condition. However, the gold does show areas of wear, and anyone interested in making this machine "nearly perfect" can request us to replate in 22K gold for an additional $250.00 above the selling price (see below). This machine plays beautifully, and will bring years of reliable service. You can find more on the VV-111 by clicking here.
This outstanding restoration is museum quality, from top to bottom. Correctly finished and detailed, it is truly a spectacular show-piece. As with all our phonographs, the motor, soundbox and all mechanical components have been torn down, cleaned and correctly rebuilt. It comes with our 2 year unconditional performance warranty.
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Price: $1550.00 as is; $1795.00 with all hardware plated in gold (see note above)