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FocusOnScott 13th May 2022 8:54 pm

Grundig Radiogram identification
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Hi there Guys!

I've rescued another lovely radiogram...the wood isn't in the best condition but everything else looks good. It can with instructions and a tin of needles, but the model number on the instructions doesn't seem to match the cabinet design?

The manual shows the record player as a Garrard but the manual for the unit shows it as being a Grundig so 131 but googling this it doesn't match the pictures?

I've not had the opportunity to plug it in yet as it's not wired to a plug but I understand it's a bad idea to attempt to simply turn it on!

Can anyone identify the unit?

Thanks in advance!

Herald1360 13th May 2022 9:59 pm

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
It's simply a Grundig radiogram fitted with a Garrard autochange deck. The Garrard manual is just for the Garrard deck, not the complete radiogram.

A "tin of needles" is no use for that Garrard deck; maybe the Grundig manual is unrelated to the actual radiogram too.

paulsherwin 13th May 2022 10:26 pm

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
Agreed, it doesn't look like any Grundig I've ever seen. The cabinet design suggests it may be an early 60s stereogram (stereo record deck, mono FM radio.) Record decks of that era didn't have removable 'needles', just a permanent stylus, so either the 'tin' is irrelevant or there has been a misunderstanding somewhere.

All that said, it's an attractive unit, but is likely to need some attention before being returned to use. You need to consider if you have the skills and commitment to do the necessary work.

Edward Huggins 14th May 2022 6:48 am

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
That Garrard RC121/120 deck would date it to mid/late 1959. Is that an EM34 magic eye? If so, a very late application for this valve.

snowman_al 14th May 2022 10:32 am

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
It does have a Grundig 3088 'look' to the facia. Have a look at Radio Museum

And there is a large 'V' on the front panel?
A couple of better pictures may help?

PS I wonder if it is a UK model as the VHF band ends at 100 Mega cycles?

paulsherwin 14th May 2022 11:00 am

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
I agree the chassis looks similar, but most high end German radios and radiograms looked like that in the late 50s. The cabinet doesn't look very Grundig-ish.

The 100MHz restriction was also used in Germany. It was generally only export models which might end up in America that tuned to 108.

ms660 14th May 2022 12:44 pm

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification


Schematic for the SO131/60 (and others) here:


paulsherwin 14th May 2022 1:07 pm

Re: Grundig Radiogram identification
Looks as if you're right Lawrence. Live and learn.

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