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EARLY '70s GARRARD ZERO 100 TURNTABLE - $289 (Abbotsford, BC)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: GARRARD
model name / number: Zero 100
Here's a record player in superb cosmetic condition made ca. 1972. Garrard was the first manufacturer to patent a zero-error tracking tonearm via pivoting aux.
arm to keep the cartridge head/stylus assembly totally tangent to record grooves. (Regular-made, standard turntable tonearms track, with significant error margins, from approx. 1/2 the disc increasingly to the end! This results in audible noise =wear in the grooves!)

I own a mint-condition Zero 100 which was purchased brand new in 1972, and can vouch, personally, for its fantastic quality; awesome reproduction with no record groove wear. ( I've an ADC XLM cartridge which tracks only at .5 grams. )

Picked up this unit years ago with the intent to restore it as a back-up; never found the time. Has the orig. wood base in nice cond. Turntable is mostly intact, except someone dismantled the tone arm assembly. The parts were zip-bagged ( see pic.). Appears it's all inclusive- but no cartridge! Also, no dust-cover, or top cvr. for the accessories section--plus the adaptors are missing. No worries -- plenty of suppliers online at reasonable orig. replacement parts prices!

Ok, now to the crux of the mechanism woes-- the underbody is intact, no visible missing parts, but the turntable isn't working due to jamming on the start/stop auto and man. off/on switches. A good audio electronics tech. could rectify the probs. without a huge repair bill. I don't see any other issues other than described per above. The motor seems in good order. There's a tape residue stain on a few outer areas of the white finish. I believe mineral spirits solvent would remove same and won't harm the enamel coating on the metal. These turntables in exc. shape, once restored, are selling for nearly 600 dollars!!

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