Second prototype is shipping!

posted Oct 19, 2011, 10:25 AM by Mark Wald   [ updated Oct 20, 2011, 7:19 AM ]
We're very excited to be receiving the prototype pictured here early next week!  The fabricator applied a Danish oil finish to this piece to seal the wood surface, which is different from the unfinished earlier versions we made ourselves but sounds like a good idea.  From the photos, it looks like excellent quality workmanship.  We're going to change the species of wood used for some of the buttons and the tone arm to something a little lighter in color, and we may beef up the tone arm shaft from 1/4" to 5/8" to achieve a "chunkier" look.  More good news--the shipping cost for this package aligns well with our business model estimates, so we won't need to adjust the final product pricing for this.  Yay!




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