The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Another collector on the forum asked if I had records on Ravinia Grande cabinets, how many and what sets...I haven't done that for any cabinet, but might be interesting to try with some of the high-end cabinets - so let's start with the Ravinia Grande:
I am aware of at least 5 - three known with AW27 sets in them and two with Philharmonics (one Deluxe, one pointer). If any of you out there have a Ravinia Grande, please reply here or email me privately if you prefer. What other high-end cabinets would we like to try to track or inventory?
How about we track all the less common cabinets? I would like to know how the Gothic Grande fairs. I know it is pretty darn rare. I have one and so does Paul. I would even be curious about how many up-sized Philharmonic Tasman's there are. Common cabinet, just not common in the up-sized version. I have one of them also.
I'm game for any level of cabinet study!
Speaking of the upsize Tasman - fellow member Dave Poland has a Philly in one, and yes, they are scarce.
Other odd ones - like the two chairside models, the Linden...I've got a Stratford with a Phantom, I have not seen another Stratford.
Let's add some photos of some of the rare cabinets we all have! I'll start with this one - the first Wellington.
Three of my favorites: