Garrard 301 StatementGarrard  301 Statement King of Idler DrivesQuite simply, the finest interpretation of the classic Garrard 301 idler drive turntable known the world over. Our take on this world renowned transcription turntable represents the pinnacle of our...12800.00

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Quite simply, the finest interpretation of the classic Garrard 301 idler drive turntable known the world over. Our take on this world renowned transcription turntable represents the pinnacle of our work and defines the word "heirloom" in every regard. This turntable competes with the big boys, yes and will surely outlast most of them given its timeless, classic appeal and construction techniques. A true investment for the music lover and connoisseur of all the finer things in life. Painstakingly hand crafted African Padauk and multi laminated specialty hardwoods, combined with our most up to date specifically engineered large bore stainless steel, imported Sapphire (sphericity tolerances less than a micron with typically < 10 micron wall tolerances) and modern thermoplastics, new precision idler wheel, precision machined Marine Brass replacement motor parts and a heavy balanced Inox steel specially blended with carbon, chromium and manganese 27lb main platter. Isolation and resonant tuning is critical, for the plinth proprietary dampening methods are employed along with the use of integral Stillpoints Ultra OEM footers. Our Statement Garrard 301 model is available in both single arm and double arm variations and is 9" - 12" tonearm compatible. The word masterpiece defines the quality and musicality of our reference Garrard plinth, which is a feast for both the eyes and the ears. After over a year in the Garrard 301 plinth prototyping phases, we arrived at the place we are today which once not far in the past, was only several hand drawn sketches, a concept and a dream. Our small, highly skilled team of third generation master woodworkers, precision machinists and my own individual creative design concepts made the dream possible and the results, well, the results are nothing short of magnificent. Every part, every linkage arm, every nut, rivet and bolt of the donor Garrard 301 after being stripped down to bare essentials, is carefully inspected and prepped for ultra sonic cleansing and in the case of the motor, rebuilding. The factory Garrard chassis is then completely refinished in our spray room with premium base primers, then multiple coats of Dupont automotive paint are carefully sprayed onto the newly prepped surface with care, pride and close attention to detail. To protect the polished surface of the newly finished Garrard chassis the use of modern automotive acrylics are employed for ultimate durability. Needless to say, the first production model (shown above) was immediately sold upon completion. We employ the use of heavy duty ISPM-15 stamped certified crates for safe shipping worldwide. We are experts in the safe shipping of delicate precision analog equipment. Please refer directly to our website for more model details about the Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301. Please Note - This Classified ad is for display purposes only, individual build time varies due to the hand built nature and depending upon current work orders, please call or email for a current accurate time frame and project estimate. *Tonearm and cartridge shown not included.* Christopher Thornton Artisan Fidelity Hand Crafted Analog Designs www.artisanfidelity.com info@artisanfidelity.com 219.933.8115
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