In Asia the SME 3012r is highly coveted and considered one of the finest tonearms ever made by SME and anyone for that matter. Here is a very special tonearm I obtained from an engineer friend of mine in the industry. It is a superb SME 3012r in great condition. It has been fully taken apart, rewired with Cardas copper wire, upgraded with Analog Tube Audio bronze knife edge bearing and also their bronze base. The sound is amongst the best possible. Just the upgrades and service alone is an easy $500 and time to wait. I have two so letting one go as I am liquidating some really nice gear. These are great because you can play any kind of cartridge on it to great effect.
Comes with original headshell, original cable and will be safely packed. I have had over 50 tonearms in the last 25 years and these are as good as they get when upgraded as such. Just a good condition one like this usually sells for my asking without the great mods and full service.