I am the original owner of this piece of audio history. I bought it in 1977, and I still have the original receipt. (I found it tucked in the owner's manual with the warranty card.)
The CT-800 is a really nice analog FM/AM tuner in an attractive wooden cabinet. I enjoyed it for several years (teamed with a Phase Linear amp and pre-amp) until all my gear evolved. It was packed away in a closet for the past 20 years. I just hooked it up, and it performs just like it in its heyday.
I was unsure how to rate it because of one glitch. The needle in the tuning meter seems stuck hovering around the center position. The signal meter works well, and all the indicator lights and switches do what they are supposed to do. I decided to rate it a 6, but it looks much better.
Cosmetically, it looks great for its age. I'm new to selling on Audiogon, so I will try to be as accurate as possible with my description. There are 5 small scratches/dings along the top rear edge of the cabinet. Three of those are just under one-half inch in length; the others are around one-eighth inch. Looking closely, I can see two small scratches on the top of the cabinet, One is around one-sixteenth of an inch and the other is about one-quarter inch. The face plate looks very good, with just one small scratch (about one-sixteenth inch long) above the "R" in the word "TUNER".
The unit comes with the original owner's manual and the original box.