Making a £13000 turntable

37 000 Shikime 2,1 mln

Another daily grind video, this time the full construction process of a Garrard 301 turntable plinth from start to finish. These layered ply plinths are what I most commonly make.

edit to add, forgot to mention a thanks to Bob at Inspire Hifi for providing the last clip of the completed turntable in use.
The music used was Blow the man down by the Midshipment glee club from the ALfirst copyright free music library. this is not the original music being played in the clip; I had to edit in the above to avoid copyright infringment.


  1. Modernart Property Services
    Modernart Property Services
    8 orë më parë

    Price seems cheap considering just the tonearm alone is around $7000US

  2. Berk Trapdoor
    Berk Trapdoor
    16 orë më parë

    Yeah, but 13 grand though. Do you think you'd be able to hear the difference to one that cost 1 grand? I think not.

    20 orë më parë

    Class act all the way. Love your work.

  4. Elbas tardo
    Elbas tardo
    Ditë më parë

    13000 hostias vale eso. :D

  5. Kees Aben
    Kees Aben
    Ditë më parë

    Wauw, just wauw, that is perfection, why am i not rich😭😭😭😭😭.

  6. IonixGame
    Ditë më parë

    You are a craftsman .. !! :)

  7. Joe Giudice
    Joe Giudice
    Ditë më parë

    This is awesome!

  8. larrylewislarry
    Ditë më parë

    The side polishing machine is lovely to watch. A nice piece of gear.

  9. The Hepps
    The Hepps
    2 ditë më parë

    A beautiful work of art - well done !

  10. Juan Sólo
    Juan Sólo
    2 ditë më parë

    Gran trabajo!!

  11. TexTom1981
    3 ditë më parë

    Others have said it along the lines of "why make such a deck for that table"....or that assembly.... there are some truly amazing decks out there for less money. LP12 amongst the top of the list. this is a beauty of a project, but I have to question the cost and the actual sound coming from it.

  12. Yuriy Avd
    Yuriy Avd
    4 ditë më parë

    молодец, профессионал!

  13. Zeus .Edwards
    Zeus .Edwards
    4 ditë më parë

    i know no one is seeing the underside, but that was getting the same ocd treatment as the top. The client speaker boxes at the end of the video was going and get that same outer treatment as well to match that turntable. love the high solid clear for long-lasting and easy to clean. the rear plug was getting stainless steel alan key bolts to match the arm. but your work is so awesome if your clients paying that kind of cash for arms etc a little extra to push your limits for the perfect finish piece should be mentioned to them. every square inch of your fabulous work ., i'm subscribing !!

  14. Patrick Kelly
    Patrick Kelly
    4 ditë më parë

    Is this a record price for a turntable

  15. Mark Ward
    Mark Ward
    4 ditë më parë

    Just breath-taking to watch a real craftsman at work

  16. Dougie
    4 ditë më parë

    I have seen this before he is a Making a £13000 turntable every body

  17. TheEdge -
    TheEdge -
    4 ditë më parë

    All of this work so that you can install a dated Gerrard turntable....a turntable that is neither direct drive, nor belt drive? A turntable that uses an idler wheel (jockey pulley assembly) to operate? The wow and flutter must be off the charts! Thanks, but I'll stick with a good ol' SL-1200. Beautiful craftsmanship though!

  18. tubeMonger
    4 ditë më parë


    5 ditë më parë

    Клааааааааааааааааааааас !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. panther105
    5 ditë më parë

    £13000...??? How do you figure? Made of plywood.....

  21. Brian
    5 ditë më parë

    Very pretty, but i fail to see where the £13k value is. OK £10k for the hardware and £3K for the woodwork. Now I get it.

  22. Andrea Galon
    Andrea Galon
    5 ditë më parë

    Amazing job!!!

  23. Ricopolico
    6 ditë më parë

    That "granite slab" is too thin for his application. Hard to believe this rather minor bit of plywoodworking is commanding $19000 and its bottom goes without veneer. This is not making a turntable, it is merely making a turntable base. Anyway, it is no sign of genius when the cost is no object, but to bring this level of performance to the mass market is a different thing altogether. Still, it will come.

  24. alan cunningham
    alan cunningham
    6 ditë më parë


  25. Emmanuel Finot
    Emmanuel Finot
    6 ditë më parë

    Garrard 401 ?

  26. Asbury Park
    Asbury Park
    6 ditë më parë

    Is there anyone with as much skill and knowledge.. I doubt it!

  27. garry smith
    garry smith
    6 ditë më parë

    A thing of great beauty, but, just out of curiosity, what does it weigh?

  28. Virus Of Cyrus
    Virus Of Cyrus
    6 ditë më parë

    £13,000 POUNDS?? So some extremely rich person actually paid that much for it? Because being DIY you obviously cant say its worth that much unless a (rich) person actually bought it for that price, which is also crazy.

  29. Ross Stevenson
    Ross Stevenson
    6 ditë më parë

    Beautiful! And I can see why it's 13.000 pounds!!

  30. tony graf
    tony graf
    6 ditë më parë

    Mercedes Benz 500E

  31. Dwayne Donnelly
    Dwayne Donnelly
    6 ditë më parë

    Ahhh my old Pioneer PL 112D is way better. 🤣🤣

  32. velchuck
    6 ditë më parë

    Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

  33. stelios aktipis
    stelios aktipis
    6 ditë më parë

    👏👏👏👏👏nice 👍👍

  34. Bass Player
    Bass Player
    6 ditë më parë

    I have a few guitars with exotic woods and this type of finish work, nothing better than wood....

  35. Константин Бозелевский
    Константин Бозелевский
    6 ditë më parë

    Он просто отпидарасил корпус и все?

  36. Abdul Qayyum Abdullah
    Abdul Qayyum Abdullah
    6 ditë më parë

    Would be hard pressed to not find a german rice guy who lives this kind of stuff.

  37. wickfut (MarcB Sounds)
    wickfut (MarcB Sounds)
    7 ditë më parë

    £23000 turntable that gets thrown into a hifi placed in the worst possible position in a room. more money than sense

  38. Bob Rose
    Bob Rose
    7 ditë më parë

    Great carpentry... I just noticed the Garrard 301 transcription deck. I always wanted a 401 in my youth, but couldn't afford it. My mum worked for Garrard in Swindon, halcyon days, before they were brought by a Brazilian company and disappeared. My only other comment is that the idler wheel would introduce rumble. I wonder how well this has been refurbed?

  39. Alexander Reis
    Alexander Reis
    7 ditë më parë

    Does this actually do anything for SOUND, or is it just a beautiful work of art?

  40. S John Dee
    S John Dee
    7 ditë më parë

    As a true craftsman you make it look quite effortless, it's beautiful to watch the process. How many have you produced to date?

  41. rclc
    7 ditë më parë

    Awesome job!

  42. muso1948
    7 ditë më parë

    Excellent job - not that dissimilar to a luthier making a guitar.

  43. muso1948
    7 ditë më parë

    Dude -use a push stick on that dimension saw!

  44. Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)
    Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)
    7 ditë më parë


  45. Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)
    Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)
    7 ditë më parë

    thats match complicated wood work very very nice work

  46. Sergiusz technik
    Sergiusz technik
    7 ditë më parë

    Шикарная работа.

  47. Blende 5.6
    Blende 5.6
    8 ditë më parë

    13000 for what? No Suspension, no beltdrive, no dual cinch, …. nice woodwork, but that’s all. I like Rega, Tranzrotor, Thorenz, Clearaudio, …, but this product ist definitely not highend

  48. john gabris
    john gabris
    8 ditë më parë

    putting a 5 grand arm together with a garrard deck oh well

    1. TheEdge -
      TheEdge -
      4 ditë më parë

      john gabris - Exactly! How much sense does that make?

  49. Dimitris Karaganis Official
    Dimitris Karaganis Official
    8 ditë më parë

    !!!!! state of art ! congrats!

  50. vasiley melnikov
    vasiley melnikov
    8 ditë më parë

    Или все пылью припоздает?

  51. vasiley melnikov
    vasiley melnikov
    8 ditë më parë

    Верхняя крышка имеется?

  52. peter stevenson
    peter stevenson
    8 ditë më parë

    wow that is brilliant.

  53. João Nelson Lima Tavares
    João Nelson Lima Tavares
    9 ditë më parë

    Great job.

  54. VisiBle
    9 ditë më parë

    Normal Craftsman : Use 3-4 types of coatings and shiners to make it look shiny. New Yourkshire Workshop : Uses 999 types of coatings and shiners so that the product owners can see their future through the reflection. Btw, enjoyed the video immensely. Helped me to relief for a bit during this new lockdown.

  55. Luzil Carvalho
    Luzil Carvalho
    9 ditë më parë

    Uma obra de arte! Congratulações!

  56. radar
    9 ditë më parë

    That is an amazing job.

  57. Titus de los Santos
    Titus de los Santos
    9 ditë më parë

    The art of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

  58. Rainforest
    9 ditë më parë

    This guy is a bloody artist

  59. Yavor Toshev
    Yavor Toshev
    9 ditë më parë


  60. arekusu
    9 ditë më parë


  61. jacek tomasz Lepczynski
    jacek tomasz Lepczynski
    10 ditë më parë


  62. Abida Babida
    Abida Babida
    10 ditë më parë

    nice work. You should use Urethane clear though. It’s much harder than acrylic. More resistant to scratching. But really nice job man.

  63. FatPinarelloRider
    10 ditë më parë

    It's made of plywood. Not even worth £1300.

  64. Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương
    Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương
    10 ditë më parë

    video bạn làm rất công phu. Tôi thích và đăng ký xem kênh bạn mỗi ngày

  65. Harry “Amwe88” Joseph
    Harry “Amwe88” Joseph
    10 ditë më parë

    Now that's what I call a real turntable. Compare the mass with what some companies like Rega Planar are selling today !

  66. andrew dawes
    andrew dawes
    10 ditë më parë


  67. Steve Connolly
    Steve Connolly
    11 ditë më parë

    Now we know just how much skill, work and special equipment are needed. Great video. Thanks.

  68. Robot Stonka
    Robot Stonka
    11 ditë më parë


  69. Slesarka art
    Slesarka art
    11 ditë më parë

    Спасибо!! красивая работа!!

  70. Noob Tuber
    Noob Tuber
    11 ditë më parë

    Where can someone get the record player that goes inside?

  71. Catfish Gray
    Catfish Gray
    11 ditë më parë


  72. Veronica Alessandrello
    Veronica Alessandrello
    12 ditë më parë

    WOW! stunning!

  73. philip vale
    philip vale
    12 ditë më parë

    Hi, N. Ys. Ws. I have watching some of your territorials you do some beautiful work, stay safe, Keep up the amazing work, Perfection is the ultimate goal. Phil from the Moulin in France

  74. mrhearse777
    12 ditë më parë

    At that price , I'd be frightened to use it !

  75. Pierre M. Martelli
    Pierre M. Martelli
    12 ditë më parë

    Beautiful work ! Mais tout ça pour écouter cette musique là ???…

    12 ditë më parë

    произведение искусств

  77. MrPLC999
    12 ditë më parë

    Wow what a gorgeous piece of woodwork! I can really appreciate the craftsmanship...BUT...even $100,000 cannot take the rice crispies out of a stinkin piece of vinyl. (Yes, I hate vinyl, and I have shelves full of it.)

  78. NerdSweeper
    12 ditë më parë

    You could have made it 14000$ if you charged 14000$ for it, just saying.

  79. John Austin
    John Austin
    12 ditë më parë


  80. John Austin
    John Austin
    12 ditë më parë

    So killer❤️🤘❤️

  81. Roberto Marchi
    Roberto Marchi
    12 ditë më parë

    Un vero capolavoro !

  82. Donald Evans
    Donald Evans
    12 ditë më parë

    wow brilliant

  83. m ofi
    m ofi
    12 ditë më parë

    Well done. Still I prefer my own player.

  84. NSK reviews
    NSK reviews
    12 ditë më parë

    Outstanding !

  85. Akim Basir
    Akim Basir
    13 ditë më parë

    lots of coating layers. A real masterpiece!

  86. sergio c
    sergio c
    13 ditë më parë

    beautiful job, awful music :)

  87. Andrew Varey
    Andrew Varey
    13 ditë më parë

    very nice

  88. claymore cluepile
    claymore cluepile
    13 ditë më parë

    high end audio is a different world....nice front end plus sonus faber maxima speakers can put you right into the midst of the orchestra pit and choir, and you can identify where every singer is standing, and on a good day what they are wearing.....its hard to believe unless you get into the proper high end setup in a specialized acoustic room....this plinth is nice and builder has experience and my way of thinking it came out looking too much like a piece of plastic with excessive plastic clear coating and an automobile finish....its nice but it doesn['t look like rare dense high quality dignified hardwood looks like plastic veneer over plywood which is what it is.....for the price the customer paid you'd think he could be rewarded with honest real hardwood

    1. claymore cluepile
      claymore cluepile
      13 ditë më parë

      i should add that the finished item suffers from the defect of being too looks like it was simply CNC machined out of a 3 cu ft block of patterned acrylic in about 6 has no character....the artisan builder would do well to step back and consider how japanese artisans maike top end pottery and knife blades...they start with the purest best materials and then focus more on bringing out the 'soul' of the item than on a perfect machine-like shape and finish....every japanese high end blade has an irregular pattern on the cutting edge and the best japanese high end pottery is never perfectly round or true, but has the irregularities carefully curated into the pure base material preserved that are the mark of a master artisan, no just a skilled technician.......this plinth tradesman should up his game and start making plinths out of solid aged best quality hardwood hearts and leave the carefully selected and enhanced surface imperfections that compliment the material and identify the maker

  89. Nicolas Gagnon
    Nicolas Gagnon
    13 ditë më parë

    Please explain how a semi mass produced (using templates...) woodworker turntable is worth 13k POUNDS? I-N-S-A-N-E are those who would buy this at that price.

  90. Joanne Clifford
    Joanne Clifford
    13 ditë më parë


  91. Dave Hudson
    Dave Hudson
    13 ditë më parë

    That is awesome, thanks for sharing.

  92. Fabio A
    Fabio A
    13 ditë më parë

    Amazing work.

  93. Bryan Eisner
    Bryan Eisner
    13 ditë më parë

    The wooden boxes the tone arm and stylus came in are of higher quality than my whole first turntable.

    1. C Smith
      C Smith
      11 ditë më parë

      My first thought was, what are they going to do with those nice little boxes? I imagine some customers hold on to them, but I bet plenty of them have no interest in keeping them.

    2. E.F. R. (Muy Lejos Del Sol)
      E.F. R. (Muy Lejos Del Sol)
      12 ditë më parë

      🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ I was thinking the same.

  94. Mike Heine
    Mike Heine
    13 ditë më parë

    Sorry, but this is the "Tim Taylor Style". You're bungling something here. It looks high quality at first glance, but what materials you use and how you process them is really not good. There are really better ones. And for this price, it's just ridiculous.

  95. SomeTingHuge
    14 ditë më parë

    Boy Howdy, I want this to replace my Stanton t90!

  96. Steve Bengel
    Steve Bengel
    14 ditë më parë

    A functional thing of beauty

  97. tripple
    14 ditë më parë

    Superb skill and great satisfactory kind of work,,,,

  98. Gotham Antiquities
    Gotham Antiquities
    14 ditë më parë

    That thing still looked wet!!! My man, you killed it and by the way let me hold one? I swear I’ll give it back! Great work and patient as hell!

  99. C E Bradham
    C E Bradham
    14 ditë më parë

    $18k? Wow. Very beautiful and classy....