The first job we undertake when a jukebox comes back to us is an assessment on the cabinet structure to establish if this is solid. We very rarely find any issue with our cabinets and this unit was in great shape structurally. Sound Leisure are the only company in the world still making one piece, dome top jukebox cabinets and have always done this with our Classic Jukeboxes, so this 1996 model benefited from this feature. When we get an old machine like this back and you see how well the cabinets have retained their shape and strength over many years it does reinforce the ongoing commitment to retaining this feature of our jukeboxes.
There were knocks, scrapes and scratches across most of the jukebox exterior and some significant damage to the cabinet veneer, to such an extend that both the customer and our team agreed it was going to be very hard to keep the original mid-oak colour of the cabinet.
There was also lots of damage and wear to external components and adornments. Many of the selection buttons were missing, glass elements were broken or missing entirely and the bubble tube plastic covers and diffusers were stained with dirt and nicotine. As we still stock a wide range of spares for pretty much every jukebox we’ve ever made, replacement parts for this 1996 model were not a problem.
Inside the cabinet, we discovered lots of the Series 4 CD mechanism components had been stripped and removed as the owner had told us to expect. As it was already agreed the mechanism would be removed to make way for the upgraded S3 Unity platform, the original CD mech was stripped out of the jukebox and sent to our CD Tech department for some T.L.C of its own. Once it’s been repaired and serviced it can then be used for future R&R projects.