A pleasant surprise this past Sunday!

@TheHorse (62374)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 17, 2015 12:30pm CST
This past Sunday, a woman came over to look at a single KLH 17 vintage loudspeaker I had restored and was selling for $40. While looking over my gear, she fell in love with a pair of late 1960s Scott speakers that I hadn't quite finished restoring. I told her I could have them done in half-an-hour. She went off to get some lunch, and I finished them up while she was gone. I sold them to her for only $60, a good deal for her, and no problem for me, as I got them (in ugly but functional condition) for virtually nothing. I'll attach a picture of the little Scotts--clad in real dark walnut veneer, as most speakers of the 1960s were.
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@LadyDuck (147904)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
This woman is lucky, she is going to have two beautiful speakers at a ridiculous price.
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Nov 15
I hope she enjoys them for a long time. I think she will.
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@LadyDuck (147904)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
@TheHorse I am sure she will, if she liked them she will take care of them.
• Jakarta, Indonesia
24 May 16
@LadyDuck I think it is good, definitely heard his voice strong and tasty ... good success ... always
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@JudyEv (119172)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 15
That's good isn't it? We had someone come to pick up a marble cake-decorating lazy susan. She ended up buying several other items which we were trying to get rid of.
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Nov 15
It's always nice when it's a good deal for both parties.
@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Nov 15
I love old stereo components and speakers big enough to use as end tables.
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Nov 15
These guys are little--maybe 17" tall. But they're really cute. In the background is a Dynaco A-25, which is about 20" tall. You can also see some tubes from my Jolida tube amplifier if you look closely, to the right.
@amadeo (61874)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I remember them very well.Had similar ones in my hey days
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Nov 15
I loved those old stereos in my childhood days, and that passion stayed with me into my adult days. So now I can actually afford to buy and restore them!
@fawkes62 (1296)
• United States
17 Nov 15
Those look lovely, I would not have guessed they were from the 1960's.
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Nov 15
Those 1960s and early 1970s speakers were beautifully done. Walnut veneer got too expensive to use by the late 1970s.
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• Dallas, Texas
17 Nov 15
I bet these speakers are not made of that terrible composite material that Radio Shack puts in their Optimus line. I had to throw away 4 speakers I once paid 5 hundred bucks for due to the speaker's just rotting away!
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Nov 15
The actual speaker cabinets just rotted away? Incredible! Usually it's just the foam woofer surrounds that rot away. 1970ish walnut-encased Realistic Optimus speakers are held in pretty high regard today.