let me tell you about our trials and tribulations with record players in our household!
first, we scored this piece for cheap and i wanted it even if the record player didn't work, because it looked so awesome as a piece of furniture. turns out it didn't work, so bradley gutted it and hinged the front so we could use it for storage in the hallway.
the second player was also super cheap and awesome, so we got that one to use as compter desk for brad. turns out the player still worked.. well, it did until bradley decided to take things apart to store the computer and monitor inside the cabinet. it was a good storage solution, but the record player pretty much died in the process.
thirdly, he wanted to make something special for me for my birthday, so he took an old player out of a not so awesome case and totally rebuilt it into this beautiful wooden case. he spent a lot of time on it, and i fell in love.. but apparently something went wrong during the reassembly of it's innards, and it's pretty much no workie. oh, the sadness..