We have said in the past that you can always get better value on a vintage record player if you are willing to look past the ‘Dansette’ name and look at other brands of the era. This 1950s Ekco RP329 valve record player on legs is a case in point.
No bids and no reserve, so a potential bargain for someone looking for a stylish 1950s record player for their bedroom or living room.
This Ekco RP329 record player dates back to 1959 and features a Collaro Conquest autochanger, a push-pull amplifier and separate bass and treble tone controls. it has also had a recent overhaul, with a ‘good clean’ inside and out, turntable bearings and pivots cleaned and re-lubricated, a new stereo-compatible cartridge and stylus fitted, ‘out-of-spec amplifier components’ replaced and a new three-core cable and three amp fuse fitted.
So good to go. It isn’t perfect as you would expect from something 56 years old, with ‘one or two minor scuffs’ on the leather-cloth, along with ‘a little tarnishing on the handle end caps’ and ‘a mug ring on the side near the handle’.
If you can deal with all of that, the price is currently £45.