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 Post subject: Fisher Custom Electra Consle
PostPosted: Aug Sun 12, 2007 10:01 pm 
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Does anyone know what years these were made. I've been trying to locate information on the fisher consoles on the Web without much luck.

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PostPosted: Aug Mon 13, 2007 12:17 am 
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I have a Factory manual for the E-46-X Custom Electra V. It was printed in 1962.

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PostPosted: Aug Mon 13, 2007 12:22 am 
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Brian,

I should have mentioned that it is an Electra III with the ST-610 and the A-30. I assume that the III is pre '62

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PostPosted: Aug Mon 13, 2007 7:07 pm 
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I have a 1958 Fisher console brochure right next to me but there is nothing in it about an Electra. The top of the line President sold then for $2500. Next down was the Executive.

I have the 1958 12 tube R-20 Province and its a quality piece and even though mono, its real hot on FM and sounds great, with 3 speakers. Mine retailed for $389.


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PostPosted: Aug Mon 13, 2007 7:19 pm 
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The Electra name was used for many years. Avery Fisher used it as one of his first models when he was selling them under the Philharmonic name in 1940. The first two models were the Linear Standard and the Electra, both had TRF tuners at first made for the Manhattan market. (WQXR was broadcasting wide band AM classical music in those days). The Electra name seems to have survived into the mid 60's at least.

The one you described sounds like a 1959 or 60 early stereo model. The 610 with the 30 amplifier came in both separate cabinets in 1959 and were in a single cabinet in 1960.

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 Post subject: The Fisher Model E-48 Electra
PostPosted: Mar Mon 10, 2008 10:00 pm 
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Does anyone know what this might be worth?

-Produced by the "Fisher Radio Corp."
-The Fisher Anniversary Series
-Model E-48
-Garrard AT6 record player
-Stereo Beam
-Serial Number 156668

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/fur/601528255.html

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 Post subject: I have one
PostPosted: Jul Sat 19, 2008 5:15 pm 
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With manuals I have no idea what its worth I am in New York so if your interested let me know


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Custom Electra Consle
PostPosted: Oct Sat 03, 2015 12:20 pm 
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Hello everyone, I recently acquired a a 1963 Fisher Electra. This one has a date of 7-17-62 and has the 480A all tube, not hybrid amp in it. The AM/FM reception is real bad, phono and tape is just awesome. The Garrard AT 60 it came with needs a little work and some adjustments. Although I am not a fan of early Garrards, I may put a Dual 1010S or 1019 in it, haven't decided just yet. The sound on this thing is amazing. I also have a 65 0r 66 Fisher Futura console. transistor unit but also sounds very good. Any Ideas on better AM/FM reception, please let me know! Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Custom Electra Consle
PostPosted: Oct Sat 03, 2015 12:58 pm 
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Value tends to be whatever the market is in your area. Consoles are difficult to put a number on because you are most likely going to be dealing with a local buyer. It all depends on how bad someone wants it, in your area. I've seen Fisher units, in the last couple of years, go from free to a few hundred.

Most Electra's were mid line models. I would say value on this model to be anywhere from $100-$300 but again it all depends on how bad someone wants it. Few people want to deal with the hassle and costs of shipping a console.

As far as FM, are you using an external antenna? If not, that's your problem. If so, possibly a weak tube but it's more likely that a capacitor is/has failed. It is always a good idea to recap electronics of this age.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher Custom Electra Consle
PostPosted: Oct Sat 03, 2015 6:05 pm 
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Hi, Thanks a lot. Most Fisher consoles in my are go for the range you said, I really don't want to sell it. I plan on a recap very shortly. FM mono reception is very good, stereo/mpx is very bad, and AM does not exist except very faint during the day.

Record changer does sound very good . Hard to find top of the line Fisher consoles out there, especially tube units


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