Selling a complete turn-key Garrard 301 system:
1950's Garrard 301
- Early grease bearing
- Hammertone finish
- Fully restored by Audio Grail in the UK
Woodsong Audio plinth
- Indian rosewood
- Ebony armboard for Reed + un-drilled spare
- Track Audio footers
Reed 3P tonearm
- 12", pernambuco wand
- Finewire C37 + cryo copper cabling with Eichmann bullet plugs
- Woodsong Audio eddy brake disc
- Woodsong Audio precision 60hz drive pulley
This is an outstanding system with incredible dynamics, drive, and a big bold sound. All components are in mint condition. Check out the eBay listings for Audio Grail and you can see the level of detail in their 301 restorations. Likewise, check out the Woodsong Audio site for much better pictures on the quality of work Chris does. He is a true woodworking master and his work is second to none. My cellphone pictures do not do this table justice!
I am the original owner of all the items (Reed 3P was a dealer demo). All items are about 3 years old and have seen low usage. I have the original excellent packaging for the plinth and I have the wooden box for the Reed. The 301 packaging was surprisingly fairly poor so I tossed it. I will pack it extremely well in my own double boxes. I may even be able to ship it mounted in the plinth, will need to check on that.
* Pictured is the fo.Q RS-12 platter mat which is not included in the sale
I should note the table has always run fast in my house and needed to be dialed in with the speed control knob. My new modern high precision table has the exact same issue. This leads me to believe this is unique to the AC power at my house, also confirmed by Audio Grail and Woodsong Audio.
$8900 + Shipping/Paypal fees. I may be willing to separate.