Telefunken Opus 7 Full Restoration
Recently a truly gifted friend of mine did a complete restoration of what I believe is the best German vintage tube radio that was ever available. It is the Telefunken Opus 7. The Opus 7 is a pretty interesting beast in that you can find them anywhere from around $200.00 for one that needs very bad restoration and doesn't work to around $600.00 for one in pretty good shape. If you find one that looks like it just came out of the factory then they can fetch upwards of $1000.00. In fact during the surge in our economy (a few years ago) it was tough to find one for less than a $1,000.00 in any condition.
At any rate, I was thinking this would be a great place to discuss how one goes about restoring the Opus 7 as well as most other fine German tube radios. If you haven't heard one of these things before then you'll be in for a treat when you do.
I'm going to make this a series, starting with picking a radio and where to find one to final restorative procedures and where you can learn the tools of the trade.