I thought we had seen the last of this, but The Beatles Yellow Submarine turntable is back in limited numbers.
This Crosley-made record player was a limited edition and the ‘exclusive turntable’ of Record Store Day 2021. 1,500 were made available for that day and all sold out. That was the end of it. Or at least, that was what we all thought.
No, the player is back, with Rough Trade now taking pre-orders for the Beatles-themed player, with a due date of July.
In essence, this is a typical Crosley player with all the functions and details you would expect. So the ability to play your vinyl at 33, 45 or 78 rpm, an Audio Technica stylus and a functional counterweight plus, as a bonus, a built-in Bluetooth receiver streams music directly from your smartphone direct to the speakers.
But you are probably buying it because of the design, which features the cartoon Fab Four on the inside, a yellow and red colour scheme plus the Yellow Submarine logo on the top.
£189.99 is the price, with pre-orders now being taken. Don’t miss out.
You might also recall that Pro-Ject produced a Yellow Submarine turntable shaped like the sub a few years back. Do check it out if you missed it. Sadly, no longer available, although they do turn up on auction sites like eBay now and again.