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 SVwhite 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.


  1. TexTom1981


    Pred hodinou

    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.

  2. Yuriy Avd

    Yuriy Avd

    Pred 16 hodinami

    молодец, профессионал!

  3. Zeus .Edwards

    Zeus .Edwards

    Pred dňom

    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 !!

  4. Patrick Kelly

    Patrick Kelly

    Pred dňom

    Is this a record price for a turntable

  5. Mark Ward

    Mark Ward

    Pred dňom

    Just breath-taking to watch a real craftsman at work

  6. Dougie


    Pred dňom

    I have seen this before he is a Making a £13000 turntable every body

  7. TheEdge -

    TheEdge -

    Pred dňom

    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!

  8. tubeMonger


    Pred dňom




    Pred dňom

    Клааааааааааааааааааааас !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. panther105


    Pred dňom

    £13000...??? How do you figure? Made of plywood.....

  11. Brian


    Pred 2 dňami

    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.

  12. Andrea Galon

    Andrea Galon

    Pred 2 dňami

    Amazing job!!!

  13. Ricopolico


    Pred 2 dňami

    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.

  14. alan cunningham

    alan cunningham

    Pred 2 dňami


  15. Emmanuel Finot

    Emmanuel Finot

    Pred 2 dňami

    Garrard 401 ?

  16. Asbury Park

    Asbury Park

    Pred 2 dňami

    Is there anyone with as much skill and knowledge.. I doubt it!

  17. garry smith

    garry smith

    Pred 2 dňami

    A thing of great beauty, but, just out of curiosity, what does it weigh?

  18. Virus Of Cyrus

    Virus Of Cyrus

    Pred 2 dňami

    £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.

  19. Ross Stevenson

    Ross Stevenson

    Pred 2 dňami

    Beautiful! And I can see why it's 13.000 pounds!!

  20. tony graf

    tony graf

    Pred 2 dňami

    Mercedes Benz 500E

  21. Dwayne Donnelly

    Dwayne Donnelly

    Pred 3 dňami

    Ahhh my old Pioneer PL 112D is way better. 🤣🤣

  22. velchuck


    Pred 3 dňami

    Absolutely amazing and beautiful.

  23. stelios aktipis

    stelios aktipis

    Pred 3 dňami

    👏👏👏👏👏nice 👍👍

  24. Bass Player

    Bass Player

    Pred 3 dňami

    I have a few guitars with exotic woods and this type of finish work, nothing better than wood....

  25. Константин Бозелевский

    Константин Бозелевский

    Pred 3 dňami

    Он просто отпидарасил корпус и все?

  26. Abdul Qayyum Abdullah

    Abdul Qayyum Abdullah

    Pred 3 dňami

    Would be hard pressed to not find a german rice guy who lives this kind of stuff.

  27. wickfut


    Pred 3 dňami

    £23000 turntable that gets thrown into a hifi placed in the worst possible position in a room. more money than sense

  28. Bob Rose

    Bob Rose

    Pred 3 dňami

    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?

  29. Alexander Reis

    Alexander Reis

    Pred 3 dňami

    Does this actually do anything for SOUND, or is it just a beautiful work of art?

  30. S John Dee

    S John Dee

    Pred 4 dňami

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

  31. rclc


    Pred 4 dňami

    Awesome job!

  32. muso1948


    Pred 4 dňami

    Excellent job - not that dissimilar to a luthier making a guitar.

  33. muso1948


    Pred 4 dňami

    Dude -use a push stick on that dimension saw!

  34. Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Pred 4 dňami


  35. Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Wycliffe A.Okwaro

    Pred 4 dňami

    thats match complicated wood work very very nice work

  36. Sergiusz technik

    Sergiusz technik

    Pred 4 dňami

    Шикарная работа.

  37. Blende 5.6

    Blende 5.6

    Pred 4 dňami

    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

  38. john gabris

    john gabris

    Pred 4 dňami

    putting a 5 grand arm together with a garrard deck oh well

    • TheEdge -

      TheEdge -

      Pred dňom

      john gabris - Exactly! How much sense does that make?

  39. Dimitris Karaganis Official

    Dimitris Karaganis Official

    Pred 5 dňami

    !!!!! state of art ! congrats!

  40. vasiley melnikov

    vasiley melnikov

    Pred 5 dňami

    Или все пылью припоздает?

  41. vasiley melnikov

    vasiley melnikov

    Pred 5 dňami

    Верхняя крышка имеется?

  42. peter stevenson

    peter stevenson

    Pred 5 dňami

    wow that is brilliant.

  43. João Nelson Lima Tavares

    João Nelson Lima Tavares

    Pred 5 dňami

    Great job.

  44. VisiBle


    Pred 6 dňami

    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.

  45. Luzil Carvalho

    Luzil Carvalho

    Pred 6 dňami

    Uma obra de arte! Congratulações!

  46. radar


    Pred 6 dňami

    That is an amazing job.

  47. Titus de los Santos

    Titus de los Santos

    Pred 6 dňami

    The art of craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

  48. Rainforest


    Pred 6 dňami

    This guy is a bloody artist

  49. Yavor Toshev

    Yavor Toshev

    Pred 6 dňami


  50. arekusu


    Pred 6 dňami


  51. jacek tomasz Lepczynski

    jacek tomasz Lepczynski

    Pred 6 dňami


  52. Abida Babida

    Abida Babida

    Pred 6 dňami

    nice work. You should use Urethane clear though. It’s much harder than acrylic. More resistant to scratching. But really nice job man.

  53. FatPinarelloRider


    Pred 6 dňami

    It's made of plywood. Not even worth £1300.

  54. Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương

    Hội Khuyến học Quảng Xương

    Pred 6 dňami

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

  55. Harry Joseph

    Harry Joseph

    Pred 6 dňami

    Now that's what I call a real turntable. Compare the mass with what some companies like Rega Planar are selling today !

  56. andrew dawes

    andrew dawes

    Pred 7 dňami


  57. Steve Connolly

    Steve Connolly

    Pred 7 dňami

    Now we know just how much skill, work and special equipment are needed. Great video. Thanks.

  58. Robot Stonka

    Robot Stonka

    Pred 7 dňami


  59. Slesarka art

    Slesarka art

    Pred 7 dňami

    Спасибо!! красивая работа!!

  60. Noob Tuber

    Noob Tuber

    Pred 7 dňami

    Where can someone get the record player that goes inside?

  61. Catfish Gray

    Catfish Gray

    Pred 8 dňami


  62. Veronica Alessandrello

    Veronica Alessandrello

    Pred 8 dňami

    WOW! stunning!

  63. philip vale

    philip vale

    Pred 8 dňami

    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

  64. mrhearse777


    Pred 8 dňami

    At that price , I'd be frightened to use it !

  65. Pierre M. Martelli

    Pierre M. Martelli

    Pred 8 dňami

    Beautiful work ! Mais tout ça pour écouter cette musique là ???…



    Pred 8 dňami

    произведение искусств

  67. MrPLC999


    Pred 8 dňami

    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.)

  68. NerdSweeper


    Pred 8 dňami

    You could have made it 14000$ if you charged 14000$ for it, just saying.

  69. John Austin

    John Austin

    Pred 8 dňami


  70. John Austin

    John Austin

    Pred 9 dňami

    So killer❤️🤘❤️

  71. Roberto Marchi

    Roberto Marchi

    Pred 9 dňami

    Un vero capolavoro !

  72. Donald Evans

    Donald Evans

    Pred 9 dňami

    wow brilliant

  73. m ofi

    m ofi

    Pred 9 dňami

    Well done. Still I prefer my own player.

  74. NSK reviews

    NSK reviews

    Pred 9 dňami

    Outstanding !

  75. Akim Basir

    Akim Basir

    Pred 9 dňami

    lots of coating layers. A real masterpiece!

  76. sergio c

    sergio c

    Pred 10 dňami

    beautiful job, awful music :)

  77. Andrew Varey

    Andrew Varey

    Pred 10 dňami

    very nice

  78. claymore cluepile

    claymore cluepile

    Pred 10 dňami

    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 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 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 cluepile

      claymore cluepile

      Pred 10 dňami

      i should add that the finished item suffers from the defect of being too looks like it was simply CNC machined out of a 3 cu ft block of patterned acrylic in about 6 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

  79. Nicolas Gagnon

    Nicolas Gagnon

    Pred 10 dňami

    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.

  80. Joanne Clifford

    Joanne Clifford

    Pred 10 dňami


  81. Dave Hudson

    Dave Hudson

    Pred 10 dňami

    That is awesome, thanks for sharing.

  82. Fabio A

    Fabio A

    Pred 10 dňami

    Amazing work.

  83. Bryan Eisner

    Bryan Eisner

    Pred 10 dňami

    The wooden boxes the tone arm and stylus came in are of higher quality than my whole first turntable.

    • C Smith

      C Smith

      Pred 8 dňami

      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.

    • E.F. R.

      E.F. R.

      Pred 8 dňami

      🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ I was thinking the same.

  84. Mike Heine

    Mike Heine

    Pred 10 dňami

    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.

  85. SomeTingHuge


    Pred 10 dňami

    Boy Howdy, I want this to replace my Stanton t90!

  86. Steve Bengel

    Steve Bengel

    Pred 10 dňami

    A functional thing of beauty

  87. tripple


    Pred 10 dňami

    Superb skill and great satisfactory kind of work,,,,

  88. Gotham Antiquities

    Gotham Antiquities

    Pred 11 dňami

    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!

  89. C E Bradham

    C E Bradham

    Pred 11 dňami

    $18k? Wow. Very beautiful and classy....

  90. Tenet


    Pred 11 dňami

    This is the content i prefer watching on a Friday night together with a beer and some pizza. Beautiful work.

  91. Eduardo Gavino

    Eduardo Gavino

    Pred 11 dňami

    Excellent and wonderful craftmanship. One in a million. Thank you so much



    Pred 11 dňami

    Damn, that is a thing of beauty. You sir are an artist.

  93. Neil Mackay

    Neil Mackay

    Pred 11 dňami

    £5k for the tonearm, £5k for the cartridge and at least £3k for a mint Gerrard 301. Please tell us you don't put all that work in for free! Was an engrossing video and an amazing amount of work put in to produce a beautiful plinth.

  94. Foastic Fubas

    Foastic Fubas

    Pred 11 dňami

    Great vid... How is that wrench ratcheting when tightening up your router ?

    • New Yorkshire Workshop

      New Yorkshire Workshop

      Pred 11 dňami

      cos its maajjikk!! no the ratchet is in the router :)

  95. emmanuel blazkowicz

    emmanuel blazkowicz

    Pred 11 dňami

    hermoso , muy valorado tu trabajo . es para imitar

  96. carl fowler

    carl fowler

    Pred 11 dňami

    You are a true craftsman...... Carl

  97. Paul Joldersma

    Paul Joldersma

    Pred 12 dňami

    Stunning. I don't have the nerve to do any of that finish work. Once you get into the finish coats, and especially installing the metal components I'd be too worried about dropping a screwdriver, or part onto the finish. I imagine one of these turntables would look absolutely amazing with a deep satin or matte finish. Kudos!

  98. Cliff Steele

    Cliff Steele

    Pred 12 dňami

    Stunning work

  99. homhomtube


    Pred 12 dňami

    Schöner kann man das Entstehen im Video sicher nicht zeigen. PERFEKT! So instruktiv, welche Ruhe dabei, wenn jemand arbeitet, der exakt weiß, was er tut. Meisterlich. - There is no better way to show the emergence in a video. PERFECT! So instructive how calm everything can go on when someone is working who knows exactly what he is doing. Masterly.

  100. Ammo Alamo

    Ammo Alamo

    Pred 12 dňami

    I just discovered another way for the rich to spend their money on bling that happens to be able to serve a purpose, too. The same guys who gave the world the Walkman and $6 ear buds at the Walmart checkout aisle now have $100,000 audio systems.