To all who bid on this item earlier in the week....there was a problem with the reserve not being met when when it should have. If you are interested in this item and had bid in the last auction, please email me. Otherwise we shall try the auction one last time. VPI Scout w/JMW 9 tonearm in excellent condition. I am the original owner of this table and it was very well cared for. There are a few scratches that are hardly noticeable, and a chip in the bottom part of the platter. The chip occured as I was cleaning the table. Although unfortunate, the chip never bothered me as you can not see it when the platter is turning. This table is a first generation Scout, and in my opinion, has a nicer finish than the current ones. This Scout also has an original JMW 9 tonearm that is in absolutely new condition. The JMW 9 on this Scout is unique and very rare. It is among the first of the JMW 9 model, has removable azimuth weights, and a solid top with no adjustment port. In making it easier for the factory to adjust the hight, all future tonearms would have the adjustment port on top of the arm tower. This Scout was upgraded some time ago with a black acrylic Scoutmaster platter, and tonearm riser plate. It is basically a Scout II without an aluminum platter. This turntable sounds beautiful and looks fantastic as well. You will not be disappointed. The Scout will come with its adjustment tools, two piece VPI acrylic/delrin record clamp, Anti-skate, instruction manual , mounted Clear Audio Aurum Alpha cartridge ( fantastic cartridge) , and a new Scout box with factory packaging. I normally do not have a reserve on my items, but I have set a reserve on this item that I believe is reasonable. This item will ship within 1 - 2 business days after payment is received. Payment must be received within 24 hrs after auction close.