Phonograph Horns: Andrews Veneered vs. Music Master Solid Wood (1908)

Wooden phonograph horns were all the rage when these Talking Machine World ads appeared in 1908. W. D. Andrews made cheapness a virtue with their line of veneered horns, while Music Master stressed quality with their solid oak, mahogany, and spruce models. Modern collectors don’t particularly revere veneer, but the solid-wood Music Masters continue to command a premium.