The very talented Larry Nickerson, who lives in Londonderry, NH and who restored our Seeburg V200 to A-1 gleaming perfection will be in the newspaper tomorrow. Seems like the Union Leader is going to run an article on him and his work with Juke Boxes! Let me tell you, this is a guy who loves Jukes!
Here is his web site: http://nicksjukeboxrepair.com/
He restored an original body Seeburg V-200 for us. It sits in our family room and it rocks the house with the best music. The chrome on the machine gleams and the lights glow and it sounds powerful and almost spiritual. One thing we now know: some music was ONLY meant to be heard on a rockin' machine like a Seeburg Jukebox. CD's are OK. Ipods are cool. But if you want to enjoy Elvis and Dion the way they were meant to be enjoyed, then you should get yourself a restored Jukebox and start collecting the 45's. And if you live anywhere near New England have Larry do the work for you because he is very talented, fairly priced, and just a plain nice guy! Also, you get to meet his birds. I love the birds. And I really don't mind that the goose bit me on the leg. Nope not at all. I could have been my behind.
Larry also restored a Wurlitzer Table Model 71, from 1941. What a challenge that was, but being the restoration genius he is, he got it done. That plays 78's. It , too ,has a great sound considering it is more than 60 years old.
BTW, they make NEW 45's now, so you don't have to listen to your old copy of Leslie Gore singing "It's My Party." You can get one that sounds like it was just pressed. Besides Elvis, I love Johnny Ray. "Cry" is the one I belt out after a glass or two of wine.
But that is on our Seeburg C, Selectomatic from 1952. The V is from 1956, I think.
So check out the Union Leader of New Hampshire tomorrow! Here is a link to the on line version of the paper. I hope I can read the article!