Early Linn Sondek LP12 from 1974 Part 2

Early Linn Sondek LP12 from 1974 Part 2

Early Linn Sondek LP12 from 1974 Part 2

You can see how this very original Linn Sondek LP12 from 1974 was received at ripcaster for service in Part 1.

The goal was to just clean and service the turntable and keep it original. You can see the results in the images below.

The owner also retained all the original paperwork since the day of purchase from B & B HiFi in Reading on 8th November 1974. What a time capsule!

Almost 50 years of musical enjoyment now ready for the next 50.

Scroll down to see images of the turntable, original sales receipt, warranty cards and SME 1974 price list. 

 Linn Sondek LP12 from 1974

The original sales invoice from 1974. Turntable including SME arm for £134.90 including 8% VAT....

Linn Sondek LP12 Sales Invoice from 1974

Original warranty card:

LP12 from 1974 with warranty card and serial number


SME Guarantee from 1974:

SME Guarentee from 1974

SME Pricelist from 1974:

SME Pricelist 1974

SME Instruction booklet from 1974

SME Tonearm instructions

More images of the actual turntable below. Here you can see the smoked plastic lid and stay:

LP12 1974

Cleaned top plate 

LP12 1974


Stamped top plate:

SME Arm Detail

Original switch detail:

LP12 Switch detail

Original metal hinges and lid (no sign of cracks etc).

LP12 Metal Hinges

Stamped product name on the topplate

LP12 Stamped topplate

Motor Detail

LP12 1974 motor detail

Spiders now gone...

LP12 1974 no spiders

Linn LP12 from 1974

LP12 from 1974 suspension