This is an excellent cartridge from one of the world's finest cartridge makers. It worked great until a month ago when my cleaning person felt it would be a good idea to dust underneath the tonearm! The cantilever is still there but the stylus tip is gone. I have rated it a 9 because the body is in excellent shape. The existing cantilever is from a rebuild by Soundsmith a couple years ago.
This cartridge lists for $6,000.00. I'm asking $1499.00. Sound-smith.com will retip it for about $600.00 and you could have a great Koetsu cartridge for only $2,099.00! Or, Koetsu will rebuild it entirely to factory specs for $3,000.00 so you could have a virtually brand new Koetsu Urushi Wajima for $4,500.00.
I don't have the original paperwork, but I do have the original box and it will be carefully packed for shipping.
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