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Post# 758120   5/19/2014 at 13:17 (2,102 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I understand they drink bourbon and Coke in Texas...someone must have gotten a bad bottle of each...



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Post# 758122 , Reply# 1   5/19/2014 at 13:19 (2,102 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Yes, it's custom painted. They're still drunk.

Post# 758129 , Reply# 2   5/19/2014 at 13:53 (2,102 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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So, by doing a lousy job of painting on a $25 stereo cabinet, somehow increases it's value $450?


Post# 758130 , Reply# 3   5/19/2014 at 14:00 (2,102 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
And.....

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It's still molded plastic underneath.

I really hated it when Maggie started doing that. It was the beginning of the end.


Post# 758148 , Reply# 4   5/19/2014 at 16:19 (2,102 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        
LIKE OLD MAN DARNELL SAID......

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"You Can't Polish a Turd".



Post# 758280 , Reply# 5   5/20/2014 at 03:07 (2,101 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

"Can't polish a turd"But you can roll it in glitter!That poor Maggie!If you are going to paint it-at least do it right-what a horrible,hidious paint job.At least it does cover the plastic wood!!!Any "collector" or "Maggie" fan value of that set is now gone!!Another bad thing about the plastic trim--if you play the Hi-Fi loud-the plastic vibrates!!!!-Buzzes its own tune!

Post# 758316 , Reply# 6   5/20/2014 at 08:55 (2,101 days old) by 112561 (River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
What an abomination!!

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A high end Mid Century shop in Knoxville, TN is selling a gutted Magnavox Imperial with different insides, painted white over walnut, and orange and green speaker panels. I suggested it would have brought as much or more in its untouched state. I got a nice answer, that it wasn't in too good shape before they transformed it. Someone, maybe on this site, took the same model as the Union Jacked one, removed all the molded trim, and came up with a Western Auto Truetone inspired cabinet.

If Magnavox, or any other console maker of that era, had offered hand carved cabinets instead of the dreaded "non wood material", only the wealthy could have bought them. And there are die hard Magnavox nuts who despise the faux bois treatment too, not just people of discriminating tastes. Even worse, your walnut, pecan, fruitwood, maple, or mahogany cabinets were just finishes, not solids or veneers. Odd though, that Magnavox outsold all the others for years. Here's my French armoire, yes, the sides and face of the bottom unit are p*****c, but the entire top is wood.


Post# 758355 , Reply# 7   5/20/2014 at 11:35 (2,101 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Seems like the plastic trim...

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came in around the time the popularity of Mediterranian and Spanish Colonial decor was on the rise, making it much easier to duplicate those elaborate curves and curlicues. We bought a Mediterranian bedroom suite, 2 dressers, headboard, etc. riddled with that horrible ersatz plastic dreck around 1971, but quickly began wondering what were we thinking? It was gone by '73, replaced by solid Colonial pine.
Some of the more elaborately decorated late '60s to mid '70s consoles are enough to provoke a serious gag reflex.


Post# 758357 , Reply# 8   5/20/2014 at 11:40 (2,101 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Seems like the plastic trim...

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came in around the time the popularity of Mediterranian and Spanish Colonial decor was on the rise, making it much easier to duplicate those elaborate curves and curlicues. We bought a Mediterranian bedroom suite, 2 dressers, headboard, etc. riddled with that horrible ersatz plastic dreck around 1971, but quickly began wondering what were we thinking? It was gone by '73, replaced by solid Colonial pine.
Some of the more elaborately decorated late '60s to mid '70s consoles are enough to provoke a serious gag reflex.


Post# 758359 , Reply# 9   5/20/2014 at 11:40 (2,101 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
sorry

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for the dup. post, am unable to delete.

Post# 758411 , Reply# 10   5/20/2014 at 16:06 (2,101 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Compared to most manufacturers, Magnavox did a decent job on "some" consoles using non-wood material.

"tastefull plasteek" in my dining room...hey, it was free


Post# 758527 , Reply# 11   5/21/2014 at 03:24 (2,100 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

That "Free" Magnavox Hi-Fi console doesn't look so bad.So the "Plasteek" can look OK if its properly done as on that unit.
The painted Hi-Fi-now that one should have the components gutted from it and put into another cabinet.Normally I don't like "gutting" Hi-Fi consoles-but that one is an exception.


Post# 758591 , Reply# 12   5/21/2014 at 11:34 (2,100 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Looks like it was custom painted for 1313 Mockingbird Lane...probably glows in the dark.

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Post# 758794 , Reply# 13   5/22/2014 at 01:33 (2,099 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

What I Always and Really needed-A Hi-Fi console that glows in the dark---just think during those dark nightime listening sessions---you can find your stereo!Next thing you know they will put the changing colors glowing LED light strips on them!




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