I had found a radio just like the one I had as a teenager, and a coral
one almost like the one my brother had.
Well, I found this Sony TR-650 just like the one my brother had! The round grille is black metal mesh. The tuning dial is operated by a thumbwheel on the opposite side of the radio; there is actually a dial string inside the radio, very unusual for a radio of this vintage and size. Most radios had the tuning dial painted or stamped directly onto the knob or thumbwheel.
My dad brought this model back from Japan. I thought it was very ugly. The bloated speaker made it hard to fit into its leather case. I was glad my brother got the radio, and I got the seventeen jewel watch.
Today, I adore this radio. It sounds great, thanks to the oversized speaker. The construction is magnificent, as usual for early Sonys.
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