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Hi all Thought it would be a good time to post a record of my Garrard 401 referbishment to still be viable in the 22nd Century From the beginning I had my mind set on certain aspects I wanted to be included, and I also wanted a sim pathetic refurb on the turntable itself as not to alter the original look and build wherever possible So the first thing on the list was a beautiful and audio worthy plank of wood to be used as a plinth This search took a while by visiting and investigating local timber merchants available stock In the end I found some Crows Ash, the timber merchant explained to me that it's a soapy wood that needs patience to work with it but will be rewarding in the end A quick point is that when sanding or drilling, this timber smells like tomato sauce Some information I found on Crows Ash Crowâ€™s ash is predominately used for flooring and decking. It is also used for boat building and outdoor furniture. In times gone by it was used as flooring for dance halls due to its highly durable characteristics. While it is visually appealing, this species is not easy to work with, which limits the applications it can be used for. Crowâ€™s ash is quite greasy which means it is hard to glue and nail --------------------- At the time I purchased the Crows Ash and just prior to commencing the project in 2011 I had some health issues that required hospitalisation and although I built a few sets of speakers while mending, the Garrard TT project was shelved and put on hold for some time The time came to get a start again on the build Although the plinth was CNC cut and also routed so the Garrad body casing would sit lower shortly after it was purchased it was patiently waiting for me to give it some attention
Item: Garrard 401 + plinth + feet + cover Location: Sydney West 2190 Price: $1650 Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: taking up new project Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Up for sale is a beautiful Garrard 401, the all time classic turntable from my collection. It's purchased late 1974 in Sydney, I am the lucky second owner. **************** Price listed including: 1 x Garrard 401 motor unit; 1 x Custom made plinth from AA grade marine plywood, very heavy; One 10mm metal spacer; One 15mm metal spacer; 4 x VPI Classic feet; 1 x Custom made dust cover; Original paperworks shown in the photos. No tonearm nor cartridge is included but I have a SME 3012R and a SME V available, please PM me if you need them. ***************** it will seat on a 600 x 500mm preform comfortably. I am not comfortable to ship so for now they are for local pick up only. Pictures:
Item: Garrard 401, plinth, Jelco 12 inch arm and extras-----pick up only Location: Sydney near CBD Price: $1900, no offers please as this represents excellent value. Donation to SNA Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: Reducing TT collection Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: 401 recently serviced and resprayed stain black to match the Japanese black veneered plinth. This constrained layer designed plinth is unique with muliple layers of ply, MDF, crushed garnet and sand to control resonance and vibrations. The hand made adjustable feet are from Once Analog. The Jelco 750L 12 arm is upgraded with a special after market mounting collar which is far superior to the original which is also included. The 12 inch Jelco is a very nice sonic and visual complement to the 401 Idler. The extras include 2 Jelco headshells, 2 counter weights being heavy and standard and Jelco phono cable. No cart but the luck buyer may be interested in a Soundsmith Denon 103R ruby, panzerholtz wood body with less than 20 hours for a special price. Pictures: