Garrard 401 Custom Bespoke Turntable with Abis Tonearm
Recent Update: While this exact table sold immediately to a lucky NYC client after an excellent writeup from The Audiophiliac in CNET - we do have the parts to build another one that would ship in four weeks.
We custom built this table for a customer that ended up wanting something a bit more vintage looking. So we hooked him up with a TD-124 with a distressed vintage finish.
This 401 came out absolutely beautiful, so we decided to offer it for sale as completed rather than taking it apart which would be a crime.
The plinth was custom made in the UK and features a dual layer design coupled together with spiked feet. The finish is a matte black veneer with aluminum corner accents. Looks like a $5000 plinth and will rival just about anything I've seen on the market. It features dual arm-boards that can accommodate both 9" and 12" tonearms.
This table features dual removable arm-boards capable of accepting just about every arm. They are removable and thus replaceable if you ever decide to use a different arm.
The venerable and highly sought after 401 drive is a substantial improvement over the usual 301 and has been fully restored to better than new condition. It looks and works as if it were absolutely new.
It has been fully serviced including all lubricant and bushings. Where needed, bearing were replaced and it is running super quiet.
We have fitted a new Abis 1.0 tonarm on this table both for its looks and functionality. It looks and feels like a million bucks. Let us know if you would like a second arm which the plinth can support. Click here for more details on this arm.
If you prefer a different tonearm we have a large assortment of new and pre-owned arms from SME, Pro-Ject, and other brands - Vintage and Modern - ranging from about $500-$2500. Please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 646.852.2073 for details.
A table like this deserves a top notch cartridge, and we have brand new options available from Sumiko, ClearAudio, and our favorite choice - Miyajima.
*Please note - There is no cartridge included - but we can fit one of the following options which also includes calibration at no additional charge (about a 2hr detailed process of perfectly setting and calibrating many parameters to ensure highest performance).
Choosing a cartridge can be daunting, so please feel free to contact us beforehand and we'll help you pick the best fit.