Masterwork Retro TVs

The renown Stellar Masterwork line of Vintage Colorsets, seen on location at NBC News Studios New York, Ghosthunter Z. Bagans’s (Of Travel Channel fame) Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, and Bass Pro Shops at the Talladega Speedway are all tailor rebuilt from the ground up.

What is a Stellar Masterwork Series Retro Color TV? 1950s & 60s Vintage Retro Television Sets- authentic period cabinets with updated internals. These are not mass-produced sets, they are individual, one-off, and each entirely unique.

While turned off, the set looks just as it did in on the showroom floor. We scour the country to find good original sets in mint or as near mint condition as possible; as mid-century modern aficionados, we favor authenticity and not to restore when not necessary.

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Touch the front panel power button, or flick on the remote control; it’s then easy to tell that this is not an ordinary vintage black-and-white TV. It’s a Stellar Masterwork. The aesthetics are completely seamless. Original lines, original grille cloth and knobs. Factory finish. The picture fits in just as it should with no gaps. Best of all, these TVs are entirely modern. Masterwork is the marque of excellence in custom retro televisions, and the best option to compliment high-end mid-century modern, atomic, 50s and 60s era decor.

What goes into a Masterwork Series Colorset? Original electronics are completely replaced, and all chassis and components come with an industry standard 1 year warranty.  Our aim is to make sets seamless, and not “something close.” As every set is different, so does every conversion require a new and unique approach toward engineering in order to make it just right.

Here is an orientation video covering the operation of a ’58 Olympic which has received a full control panel conversion:

Warranty: an industry standard one year.

Please direct inquiries through the form at the bottom of the page.

We can also convert your existing television cabinet. 3 month interest free layaway & financing available.

All sets are 21″ unless otherwise specified.



availablesets



1958 GE Ultra Vision

 

Currently complete and in the showroom. Short lead time required for additional options.

Base: Standard features include RF & Composite input, built-in sound, remote control, and fully functional volume and power front panel buttons. $2295

This set was featured in San Francisco as part of the DeYoung Museum’s “Summer of Love” exhibition which ran from April through August 2017. Internals have been renewed after being returned from loan.

Options available:

  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • Wrought iron hairpin legs for free standing installation $249

Features and options are tailored to suit.

“The Director”
1955 Silvertone “High Fidelity” AM/FM/Phono Combination in Blonde


Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, AM/FM tuner and record changer, RF & Composite inputs. Currently build-to-order. $3400

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • Bluetooth 4.0 integrated $399

Features and options are tailored to suit.

1966 RCA Danish Modern Console

Base: 23″ screen, Includes remote control-only operation, built-in sound, with RF input only. $2499

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV Volume and power knobs $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

1955 Admiral Home Entertainment Center

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only, with restored AM tuner & 78 RPM Phonograph Changer. This set is also available as a mirrored wet bar, radio & phono delete. Currently build-to-order $2299

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operating TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operating TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • AM/FM Tuner with Bluetooth 4.0 (Controlled via front panel knobs) $799
  • Updated 4 speed (16, 33, 45, 78 RPM) Record Changer $399
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

1955 CBS Console TV in Blonde

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Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. This set originally used a motorized tuning mechanism, which can be retrofitted to operate. Inquire for details. Cabinet will also be reflowed and detailed. Currently build-to-order $2899

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational motorized channel mechanism $899
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1955 Sparton in Cherry Mahogany

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Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. Currently build-to-order $1699

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1952 Motorola 17″ Mahogany “Asian” Console


Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. Currently build-to-order. $2199

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1957 Sylvania Halolight 21″


Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. Currently build-to-order. $2699

Options available:

  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • Update fluorescent halolight to LED $249
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1958 Admiral Metal Tabletop

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Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. This set has an all-metal cabinet with a faux cherry mahogany finish which has some light character on the top surface. Currently build-to-order $1899

Options available:

  • Operational front power knob $249
  • Operational TV volume & power knob $449
  • Operational TV Volume, power, & channel knob $749
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • Wrought iron hairpin legs for free standing installation $249
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1959 GE Ultra-Vision

Base: Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input only. This set has a very unique rotary dial pushbutton tuning mechanism which rotates to the selected station once pressed. The tuner’s seek function will be kept so that it will operate when selected, but it cannot be integrated functionally with modern electronics. This set is built inside a real hardwood cabinet which is also below our normal quality standards appearance-wise. Though it has been re-oiled, it does have the usual marks and character you can expect from a 60 year old piece of furniture. base price reflects set with an unrestored original cabinet. Currently build-to-order $1799

Options available:

  • Operational front panel power knob $249
  • Operational front panel volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • Component (720 HD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $449
  • Full cabinet restoration $849
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1954 RCA 21″ in Mahogany

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Includes Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, built-in sound, standard definition RF input. Currently build-to-order.$1899

Options available:

  • Operating front power knob $249
  • Operating TV volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.

 

1960 RCA CTC-10

True vintage color television set, custom made cabinet by Henredon fine furniture. Set has a good CRT, cabinet in excellent condition with doors on front (not shown) sound on set does not work- B+ is pulled down as volume control is advanced. $2199

Available AS-IS with existing color electronics $500

Options on top of base price:

  • Operating front power knob $249
  • Operating TV volume & power knob $449
  • Composite (SD) input $199
  • HDMI (1080p HD) input $199
  • Original remote control converted to control Power, Volume & Menu $749
  • USB Media Center $349

Features and options are tailored to suit.



pastsets



1957 Sylvania Halolight Blonde Tabletop, refinished in Heywood Wakefield “Champagne”

Cabinet was custom refinished by the buyer, Shane O’ Brien at Hepcat Restorations of Sacramento to compliment their vintage Heywood Wakefield bedroom set. Check out their blog!

–SOLD

1957 Motorola 21K126B

RF & HDMI input, remote control, and functional power front panel buttons.

— SOLD
(Thank you to Rocket Fizz, Bossier City Boardwalk, Louisiana)

1958 Sylvania Halolight

Colorset configured with remote control and HDMI, NOS Grille cloth and adapted as a tabletop unit.

–SOLD
(Thank you Zak Bagans Haunted Museum Las Vegas)

“The Peacock”
1964 Magnavox Console

Colorset custom configured as tuner & record changer delete, with custom media box.

–SOLD

1958 Admiral Super 200 Console in Mahogany

Configured for Remote Control-only operation with dummy TV knobs, RF and 1080p HDMI input. Original finish and NOS grille cloth.
–SOLD

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1958 Admiral “Imperial 400” in Blonde
RF, Composite and HDMI ready with remote control.

 

1963 Zenith Tabletop
RF, HDMI & Remote Control operation. –SOLD
(Thank you Bass Pro Shops, Talladega, AL)

 

1957 Airline “The Lancer”
Remote Control, HDMI. Functional Power Button with built-in wireless headphone transmitter and four headsets. Purchased by Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA for their new Pat Boone exhibit!

 

1957 Zenith “The Skyline Modern”
Remote Control, and custom configured with HDMI, Component and USB Input with built-in media control center

 

 

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1958 Westinghouse
Colorset configured with operational power & volume, remote control, RF & HDMI

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1958 Zenith 24″

Colorset configured with remote control, RF, composite, and HDMI.
(Thank you Zak Bagans Haunted Museum Las Vegas)



 

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