Since screaming onto the American manufacturing scene in 2013, lifestyle brand Shinola Detroit has expanded their product line from high-end watches to leather goods to even bicycles — all with a majority of the parts and materials sourced from local or national suppliers and assembled in Detroit, Michigan.
For their latest project, the company pulled out all the stops to create a $2,500 turntable that offers audiophile sound quality and a lifetime warranty — each assembled by hand in Detroit at the company’s flagship store.
Produced in a limited run of 500 units, the turntables were created in partnership with Harry Weisfield, founder of premier turntable manufacturer VPI.
While designed for the ears of the audiophile, the turntable is also designed to be easy to use by any vinyl enthusiast and features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt-driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.
Perhaps just as interesting as the design of the Detroit-built turntable is the story behind how it came to be:
Find out more over at Shinola Detroit.