One of the Holy Grail’s of boombox collecting is the Sharp GF-777z or GF-777. One of the first boomboxes with double cassettes it was also produced in Japan as model GF-909. The GF-777 has six speakers – two woofers, two “sub” woofer’s and two horn type tweeters. It weighs almost 27 pounds (12.2 kg) not inlcuding the 10 D sized batteries required to power it.
The boxes routinely sell for $500.00 to over $700.00 depending upon condition. I recently saw one sell for $19.99 via buy it now. LOL. Perhaps the seller didn’t know what they had? Someone got a good deal!
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I think you will find the Japan equivalent is in fact the GF-919. The GF-909 has black centers in the speakers and the area under the grill is painted black.
This is a GF-909
Hey, thanks for the picture Richard. That’s a nice looking box. So, the Sharp GF-919 was the version sold in Japan? Where was the Sharp GF-909 sold?
Hey guys, I’ve laid my hands a gf-777. It’s got no mains cable, and I was wondering if you had any advice for me – am I safe to use any 240v rated power cable?
I am gently tip toeing into the market for a nice displayable working gf 777, I have one in my sights, but not for $19.99, I will need the grille stickers and the W Double Cassette grille badges, I know where to et the stickers from , just need the badges and manual