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.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.