Making a £13000 turntable

Another daily grind video, this time the full construction process of a Garrard 301 turntable plinth from start to finish. These layered ply plinths are what I most commonly make.


edit to add, forgot to mention a thanks to Bob at Inspire Hifi for providing the last clip of the completed turntable in use.
The music used was Blow the man down by the Midshipment glee club from the SEslow copyright free music library. this is not the original music being played in the clip; I had to edit in the above to avoid copyright infringment.

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  • Yeah, but 13 grand though. Do you think you'd be able to hear the difference to one that cost 1 grand? I think not.

    Berk TrapdoorBerk Trapdoor4 timmar sedan
  • Class act all the way. Love your work.

    POLICE STATEPOLICE STATE9 timmar sedan
  • 13000 hostias vale eso. :D

    Elbas tardoElbas tardo13 timmar sedan
  • Wauw, just wauw, that is perfection, why am i not rich😭😭😭😭😭.

    Kees AbenKees AbenDag sedan
  • You are a craftsman .. !! :)

    IonixGameIonixGameDag sedan
  • This is awesome!

    Joe GiudiceJoe GiudiceDag sedan
  • The side polishing machine is lovely to watch. A nice piece of gear.

    larrylewislarrylarrylewislarryDag sedan
  • A beautiful work of art - well done !

    The HeppsThe Hepps2 dagar sedan
  • Gran trabajo!!

    Juan SóloJuan Sólo2 dagar sedan
  • Others have said it along the lines of "why make such a deck for that table"....or that assembly.... there are some truly amazing decks out there for less money. LP12 amongst the top of the list. this is a beauty of a project, but I have to question the cost and the actual sound coming from it.

    TexTom1981TexTom19812 dagar sedan
  • молодец, профессионал!

    Yuriy AvdYuriy Avd3 dagar sedan
  • i know no one is seeing the underside, but that was getting the same ocd treatment as the top. The client speaker boxes at the end of the video was going and get that same outer treatment as well to match that turntable. love the high solid clear for long-lasting and easy to clean. the rear plug was getting stainless steel alan key bolts to match the arm. but your work is so awesome if your clients paying that kind of cash for arms etc a little extra to push your limits for the perfect finish piece should be mentioned to them. every square inch of your fabulous work ., i'm subscribing !!

    Zeus .EdwardsZeus .Edwards3 dagar sedan
  • Is this a record price for a turntable

    Patrick KellyPatrick Kelly4 dagar sedan
  • Just breath-taking to watch a real craftsman at work

    Mark WardMark Ward4 dagar sedan
  • I have seen this before he is a Making a £13000 turntable every body

    DougieDougie4 dagar sedan
  • All of this work so that you can install a dated Gerrard turntable....a turntable that is neither direct drive, nor belt drive? A turntable that uses an idler wheel (jockey pulley assembly) to operate? The wow and flutter must be off the charts! Thanks, but I'll stick with a good ol' SL-1200. Beautiful craftsmanship though!

    TheEdge -TheEdge -4 dagar sedan
  • Breathtaking.

    tubeMongertubeMonger4 dagar sedan
  • Клааааааааааааааааааааас !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    METALLUGA RFWMETALLUGA RFW4 dagar sedan
  • £13000...??? How do you figure? Made of plywood.....

    panther105panther1054 dagar sedan
  • Very pretty, but i fail to see where the £13k value is. OK £10k for the hardware and £3K for the woodwork. Now I get it.

    BrianBrian4 dagar sedan
  • Amazing job!!!

    Andrea GalonAndrea Galon5 dagar sedan
  • That "granite slab" is too thin for his application. Hard to believe this rather minor bit of plywoodworking is commanding $19000 and its bottom goes without veneer. This is not making a turntable, it is merely making a turntable base. Anyway, it is no sign of genius when the cost is no object, but to bring this level of performance to the mass market is a different thing altogether. Still, it will come.

    RicopolicoRicopolico5 dagar sedan
  • amazing

    alan cunninghamalan cunningham5 dagar sedan
  • Garrard 401 ?

    Emmanuel FinotEmmanuel Finot5 dagar sedan
  • Is there anyone with as much skill and knowledge.. I doubt it!

    Asbury ParkAsbury Park5 dagar sedan
  • A thing of great beauty, but, just out of curiosity, what does it weigh?

    garry smithgarry smith5 dagar sedan
  • £13,000 POUNDS?? So some extremely rich person actually paid that much for it? Because being DIY you obviously cant say its worth that much unless a (rich) person actually bought it for that price, which is also crazy.

    Virus Of CyrusVirus Of Cyrus5 dagar sedan
  • Beautiful! And I can see why it's 13.000 pounds!!

    Ross StevensonRoss Stevenson5 dagar sedan
  • Mercedes Benz 500E

    tony graftony graf5 dagar sedan
  • Ahhh my old Pioneer PL 112D is way better. 🤣🤣

    Dwayne DonnellyDwayne Donnelly5 dagar sedan
  • Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

    velchuckvelchuck6 dagar sedan
  • 👏👏👏👏👏nice 👍👍

    stelios aktipisstelios aktipis6 dagar sedan
  • I have a few guitars with exotic woods and this type of finish work, nothing better than wood....

    Bass PlayerBass Player6 dagar sedan
  • Он просто отпидарасил корпус и все?

    Константин БозелевскийКонстантин Бозелевский6 dagar sedan
  • Would be hard pressed to not find a german rice guy who lives this kind of stuff.

    Abdul Qayyum AbdullahAbdul Qayyum Abdullah6 dagar sedan
  • £23000 turntable that gets thrown into a hifi placed in the worst possible position in a room. more money than sense

    wickfut (MarcB Sounds)wickfut (MarcB Sounds)6 dagar sedan
  • Great carpentry... I just noticed the Garrard 301 transcription deck. I always wanted a 401 in my youth, but couldn't afford it. My mum worked for Garrard in Swindon, halcyon days, before they were brought by a Brazilian company and disappeared. My only other comment is that the idler wheel would introduce rumble. I wonder how well this has been refurbed?

    Bob RoseBob Rose6 dagar sedan
  • Does this actually do anything for SOUND, or is it just a beautiful work of art?

    Alexander ReisAlexander Reis6 dagar sedan
  • As a true craftsman you make it look quite effortless, it's beautiful to watch the process. How many have you produced to date?

    S John DeeS John Dee7 dagar sedan
  • Awesome job!

    rclcrclc7 dagar sedan
  • Excellent job - not that dissimilar to a luthier making a guitar.

    muso1948muso19487 dagar sedan
  • Dude -use a push stick on that dimension saw!

    muso1948muso19487 dagar sedan
  • clever

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)7 dagar sedan
  • thats match complicated wood work very very nice work

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)Wycliffe A.Okwaro (Information Technology)7 dagar sedan
  • Шикарная работа.

    Sergiusz technikSergiusz technik7 dagar sedan
  • 13000 for what? No Suspension, no beltdrive, no dual cinch, …. nice woodwork, but that’s all. I like Rega, Tranzrotor, Thorenz, Clearaudio, …, but this product ist definitely not highend

    Blende 5.6Blende 5.67 dagar sedan
  • putting a 5 grand arm together with a garrard deck oh well

    john gabrisjohn gabris7 dagar sedan
    • john gabris - Exactly! How much sense does that make?

      TheEdge -TheEdge -4 dagar sedan
  • !!!!! state of art ! congrats!

    Dimitris Karaganis OfficialDimitris Karaganis Official8 dagar sedan
  • Или все пылью припоздает?

    vasiley melnikovvasiley melnikov8 dagar sedan
  • Верхняя крышка имеется?

    vasiley melnikovvasiley melnikov8 dagar sedan
  • wow that is brilliant.

    peter stevensonpeter stevenson8 dagar sedan
  • Great job.

    João Nelson Lima TavaresJoão Nelson Lima Tavares8 dagar sedan
  • Normal Craftsman : Use 3-4 types of coatings and shiners to make it look shiny. New Yourkshire Workshop : Uses 999 types of coatings and shiners so that the product owners can see their future through the reflection. Btw, enjoyed the video immensely. Helped me to relief for a bit during this new lockdown.

    VisiBleVisiBle9 dagar sedan
  • Uma obra de arte! Congratulações!

    Luzil CarvalhoLuzil Carvalho9 dagar sedan
  • That is an amazing job.

    radarradar9 dagar sedan
  • The art of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

    Titus de los SantosTitus de los Santos9 dagar sedan
  • This guy is a bloody artist

    RainforestRainforest9 dagar sedan
  • 👍💜🎶👌

    Yavor ToshevYavor Toshev9 dagar sedan
  • like!!!

    arekusuarekusu9 dagar sedan
  • super

    jacek tomasz Lepczynskijacek tomasz Lepczynski9 dagar sedan
  • nice work. You should use Urethane clear though. It’s much harder than acrylic. More resistant to scratching. But really nice job man.

    Abida BabidaAbida Babida9 dagar sedan
  • It's made of plywood. Not even worth £1300.

    FatPinarelloRiderFatPinarelloRider9 dagar sedan
  • video bạn làm rất công phu. Tôi thích và đăng ký xem kênh bạn mỗi ngày

    Hội Khuyến học Quảng XươngHội Khuyến học Quảng Xương9 dagar sedan
  • Now that's what I call a real turntable. Compare the mass with what some companies like Rega Planar are selling today !

    Harry “Amwe88” JosephHarry “Amwe88” Joseph9 dagar sedan
  • STUNNING

    andrew dawesandrew dawes10 dagar sedan
  • Now we know just how much skill, work and special equipment are needed. Great video. Thanks.

    Steve ConnollySteve Connolly10 dagar sedan
  • Amazing!!👏

    Robot StonkaRobot Stonka10 dagar sedan
  • Спасибо!! красивая работа!!

    Slesarka artSlesarka art10 dagar sedan
  • Where can someone get the record player that goes inside?

    Noob TuberNoob Tuber10 dagar sedan
  • GREAT JOB, GREAT VIDEO, [ UNBELIEVABLE ] HOW BEAUTIFUL { THIS IS ART }...BACK TO WORK

    Catfish GrayCatfish Gray11 dagar sedan
  • WOW! stunning!

    Veronica AlessandrelloVeronica Alessandrello11 dagar sedan
  • Hi, N. Ys. Ws. I have watching some of your territorials you do some beautiful work, stay safe, Keep up the amazing work, Perfection is the ultimate goal. Phil from the Moulin in France

    philip valephilip vale11 dagar sedan
  • At that price , I'd be frightened to use it !

    mrhearse777mrhearse77711 dagar sedan
  • Beautiful work ! Mais tout ça pour écouter cette musique là ???…

    Pierre M. MartelliPierre M. Martelli11 dagar sedan
  • произведение искусств

    ГЕНАДИЙ КОНТЮШОВГЕНАДИЙ КОНТЮШОВ11 dagar sedan
  • Wow what a gorgeous piece of woodwork! I can really appreciate the craftsmanship...BUT...even $100,000 cannot take the rice crispies out of a stinkin piece of vinyl. (Yes, I hate vinyl, and I have shelves full of it.)

    MrPLC999MrPLC99911 dagar sedan
  • You could have made it 14000$ if you charged 14000$ for it, just saying.

    NerdSweeperNerdSweeper11 dagar sedan
  • Whoa!!!!!❤️❤️❤️

    John AustinJohn Austin11 dagar sedan
  • So killer❤️🤘❤️

    John AustinJohn Austin11 dagar sedan
  • Un vero capolavoro !

    Roberto MarchiRoberto Marchi12 dagar sedan
  • wow brilliant

    Donald EvansDonald Evans12 dagar sedan
  • Well done. Still I prefer my own player.

    m ofim ofi12 dagar sedan
  • Outstanding !

    NSK reviews NSK reviews 12 dagar sedan
  • lots of coating layers. A real masterpiece!

    Akim BasirAkim Basir12 dagar sedan
  • beautiful job, awful music :)

    sergio csergio c13 dagar sedan
  • very nice

    Andrew VareyAndrew Varey13 dagar sedan
  • high end audio is a different world....nice front end plus sonus faber maxima speakers can put you right into the midst of the orchestra pit and choir, and you can identify where every singer is standing, and on a good day what they are wearing.....its hard to believe unless you get into the proper high end setup in a specialized acoustic room....this plinth is nice and builder has experience and confidence....to my way of thinking it came out looking too much like a piece of plastic with excessive plastic clear coating and an automobile finish....its nice but it doesn['t look like rare dense high quality dignified hardwood anymore....it looks like plastic veneer over plywood which is what it is.....for the price the customer paid you'd think he could be rewarded with honest real hardwood

    claymore cluepileclaymore cluepile13 dagar sedan
    • i should add that the finished item suffers from the defect of being too perfect....it looks like it was simply CNC machined out of a 3 cu ft block of patterned acrylic in about 6 hours.....it has no character....the artisan builder would do well to step back and consider how japanese artisans maike top end pottery and knife blades...they start with the purest best materials and then focus more on bringing out the 'soul' of the item than on a perfect machine-like shape and finish....every japanese high end blade has an irregular pattern on the cutting edge and the best japanese high end pottery is never perfectly round or true, but has the irregularities carefully curated into the pure base material preserved that are the mark of a master artisan, no just a skilled technician.......this plinth tradesman should up his game and start making plinths out of solid aged best quality hardwood hearts and leave the carefully selected and enhanced surface imperfections that compliment the material and identify the maker

      claymore cluepileclaymore cluepile13 dagar sedan
  • Please explain how a semi mass produced (using templates...) woodworker turntable is worth 13k POUNDS? I-N-S-A-N-E are those who would buy this at that price.

    Nicolas GagnonNicolas Gagnon13 dagar sedan
  • blimey

    Joanne CliffordJoanne Clifford13 dagar sedan
  • That is awesome, thanks for sharing.

    Dave HudsonDave Hudson13 dagar sedan
  • Amazing work.

    Fabio AFabio A13 dagar sedan
  • The wooden boxes the tone arm and stylus came in are of higher quality than my whole first turntable.

    Bryan EisnerBryan Eisner13 dagar sedan
    • My first thought was, what are they going to do with those nice little boxes? I imagine some customers hold on to them, but I bet plenty of them have no interest in keeping them.

      C SmithC Smith10 dagar sedan
    • 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ I was thinking the same.

      E.F. R. (Muy Lejos Del Sol)E.F. R. (Muy Lejos Del Sol)11 dagar sedan
  • Sorry, but this is the "Tim Taylor Style". You're bungling something here. It looks high quality at first glance, but what materials you use and how you process them is really not good. There are really better ones. And for this price, it's just ridiculous.

    Mike HeineMike Heine13 dagar sedan
  • Boy Howdy, I want this to replace my Stanton t90!

    SomeTingHugeSomeTingHuge13 dagar sedan
  • A functional thing of beauty

    Steve BengelSteve Bengel13 dagar sedan
  • Superb skill and great satisfactory kind of work,,,,

    trippletripple13 dagar sedan
  • That thing still looked wet!!! My man, you killed it and by the way let me hold one? I swear I’ll give it back! Great work and patient as hell!

    Gotham AntiquitiesGotham Antiquities14 dagar sedan
  • $18k? Wow. Very beautiful and classy....

    C E BradhamC E Bradham14 dagar sedan
  • This is the content i prefer watching on a Friday night together with a beer and some pizza. Beautiful work.

    TenetTenet14 dagar sedan
  • Excellent and wonderful craftmanship. One in a million. Thank you so much

    Eduardo GavinoEduardo Gavino14 dagar sedan