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Old 05-12-2018, 12:07 AM
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Masterwork 12 Model M-3108
Don't know much about it other than I got it at a Santa Rosa fleamarket in 1997 and it's made in Japan. From the '70's? early '80's?
Not nearly as stylish and well made as pretty much everything else in this thread.

Well anyway, here it is with more pictures than are probably warranted. EDIT: wow, the photos are huge.

Works, but the volume jumps up to full after it warms up. Scared the heck out of me the first time.
Must be a very high end model judging by the (nearly pristine) cardboard inside the back panel. Ha!







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Old 05-12-2018, 04:45 AM
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Masterwork was a division of Columbia Records/CBS, who at the time owned Fender Instruments. They made radios, record players and such.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:32 PM
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Thanks Celt! I wasn’t sure if maybe it was some kind of knock off using another company in a different industry’s logos and product names. As a record collector I recognize the Columbia logo and that some of their recordings are deemed Masterwork. Had no idea Columbia made radios etc.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:12 PM
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Thanks Celt! I wasn’t sure if maybe it was some kind of knock off using another company in a different industry’s logos and product names. As a record collector I recognize the Columbia logo and that some of their recordings are deemed Masterwork. Had no idea Columbia made radios etc.
They didn't make radios, they only sold them. They contracted with a US or Japanese firm to build their products.
They would include an order form with their record club bill in hopes that the member would buy the radio as well.
Readers Digest was another one that did it as well.
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