Murphy's most outlandish colour set?
I was watching what turned out to be the very last Callan (1972) tonight on Talking Pictures TV, when a scene-stealing colour Murphy Acoustic De-Luxe appeared and completely distracted me. I've seen many Murphys in this range but never one like this. For one thing the finish appears to be silver, then there's the unique speaker grille- and finally that great thick platform boot of a stand. I think Dave Hill of Slade would have approved of this- it's a complete Glam Rock tv! The ultimate set for Chris's 70s lounge recreation perhaps?
I checked the excellent brochure section on here for Murphy, but there's nothing like it. Here are a couple of screen shots (with apologies for the lousy quality).
I have not seen one like that and we sold a lot of the acoustic deluxe style both mono and colour sets.
With anything on TV or film I tend to think of these as mock ups from the props dept. Can of silver paint and black oval material, the stand from a table. All held together with sticky tape. On the other hand someone may know different.
I don't know that the props department would go to that much trouble Frank. The set is mostly in the background and only appears very briefly in full shot. A white Acoustic De Luxe would have done the job just as well! Most studio bound series around this time tended to use real tv sets, occasionally seen working.
I wonder if you could perhaps order 'specials' through Harrods or one of the other large London stores. Maybe I should write to the TV Times...
I dunno - I've seen a very accurate copy of a full-size studio camera made for a magic trick...