Garrard 401 Custom Vintage Turntable with SME 3009 Improved and New Sumiko Cartridge


Our latest creation might just be our best looking ever. 

The high gloss black plinth base looks amazing as it contrasts the paintwork of the 401 against the piano gloss finish on the wood.  

The Garrard 401 was the sequel to the famed 301 and benefits from many improvements, including a better finish on components that extends its longevity and resistance to corrosion and wear. 

It has been serviced and brought up to current specifications, including full lubrication and replacement of any worn components.  From the look and quality of the paint finish, it doesn't look like it was used very much in the last 50 years.  There are no significant scratches or wear marks on the surface.

This 401 was custom fitted with an electronic strobe upgrade since none of these mechanisms were made for the European market.  It utilizes several LEDs to create a bright and super stable strobe effect.  We have also wired the strobe electronics to turn on with the power of the table for ultimate convenience.  

The tonearm is a SME 3009 Improved, which comes with the original box and accessories.  It also looks either new or just slightly used.  You will notice that the tonearm has not been screwed into the arm board in case you'd rather see another tonearm installed.  We have lots of options so drop us a note if you want to know more via

The included cartridge is a brand new Sumiko Songbird Moving Coil unit just released into the market (and getting rave reviews), which sells standalone for $900.

If you prefer we can fit one of the following cartridge 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).

Just make a selection and send us an email via, and we will professionally mount and calibrate it for out of the box operation. 

Miyajima Labs Madake Snakewood L/E: $7500

Miyajima Labs Madake Stereo Cartridge: $5895

Miyajima Labs Saboten L Stereo Cartridge: $4875

Miyajima Labs Kansui Stereo Cartridge: $3600

Miyajima Labs Shilabe Stereo Cartridge: $2995

Miyajima Labs Saboten Stereo Cartridge: $2475

Miyajima Labs Zero 78 Mono Cartridge: $2250

Miyajima Labs Zero Mono Cartridge: $2150

Miyajima Labs Takumi Stereo cartridge: $1895

Miyajima Labs Premium Mono BEII Cartridge: $1450

Miyajima Labs Spirit Mono: $995

Miyajima Labs Kotetu Mono: $585


Sumiko Starling $1899

Sumiko Blackbird MC: $1249

Sumiko Songbird $899

ClearAudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony: $899

Sumiko Amethyst $599

Sumiko BluePoint special Evo 3: $540

Sumiko BluePoint #2: $449

Sumiko Moonstone $299

Sumiko Olympia $199

Sumiko Rainier $149



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