Found Great Seller - Plinth for Technics 1200 GAE

In 2016, when I ran across a NOS Technics 1200 GAE (the anniversary edition) I had to buy it.

Aesthetics matter to me. While the original SL 1200 design was pretty amazing, I thought it had grown a bit tired by the 2010s/2020--especially for a $5k deck.

Getting a wood plinth for the G series seemed a little tricky as some of the tolerances, down the millimeter, did not match up.

I found a guy on Etsy who took the precise measures of the GAE and made me a beautiful wood plinth. You can see his listing/shop here:

Surprisingly fast turnaround and shipping (got the plinth in 2 weeks from order, shipped from Madrid). Price was reasonable.

Highly recommended. Now, my table is more pleasing to my subjective eye and it’s easier to clean around since the plinth keeps dust out from the feet and undercarriage.

I have no affiliation with the seller/craftsman. Just a nice experience and I’m pleased.

File this under positive post, happy audiophile customer.

PS Little tweaks like this saved me from doing something silly like selling the GAE.


Nice! I wasn't a fan of of the black Technics (or any audio gear), but that color combo, with the plinth, pops.

Kinda resembles a Dual (606?)

Saw these before. Looks great. If I ever got a 1210G, I would absolutely get the wood.

That’s a base not a plinth. The plinth is the bit that supports both the platter and tonearm. In the 1200G, the plinth is built of several components such that it is anti-vibration, to reduce colorations.

It does look nice.