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Special offer: SME 3012-R

These very early SME 3012-R is in top condition and completely refurbished. The internal wiring of the tonearm (Pure Silver Hair Wire) is renewed and the tonearm has many new parts. Refurbished means that the tonearm was professionally cleaned, all bearings were cleaned and refurbished, a bronze knife-edge bearing MK3 is installed. The tonearm has been carefully assembled, adjusted and measured. The shown headshell with the mounted Ortofon pickup as well as the tonearm stand is not part of the offer.

Include and features:

  • internal tonearm wiring Pure Silver Hair Wire
  • Bronze knife edge bearing MK3
  • RCA Conversion Kit M
  • adjustment template
  • SME Manual
  • Precision screw driver for SME
  • fixing scews (stainless steel)
Price: 2677,50 Euro incl. 19%VAT  (Export price: 2250,00 Euro)

The prices are plus shipping costs and customs clearing, if needed.

…After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

Through a friend I became aware of the work of Mr. Robert Graetke, I entrusted my old SME 3009/II improved to him. What should I say? They still exist, the “super professionals”! After the revision my Continue reading …After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

I made this beautiful Garrard 401 for a customer. The plinth is made by Vinylista, Berlin (Martin Brenner), the plinth is equipped with a Continue reading Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm

This is a small sensation, this advertisement was published by SME in 1958 or 1959. Nothing really special, but when you look at the Continue reading A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm

Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available

After years of searching and experiments has finally managed to provide the bronze groundplates “flat” and “standard” for SME 3009/3012 tonearms Continue reading Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available

SME 3012-R on Platine Verdier (Feedback)

Hello Mr. Graetke,
further impressions after some more records:

Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

On request I designed these special bronze groundplate for Dynavector DV-505 tonearms. With this bronze groundplate a Dynavector DV-505 tonearm Continue reading Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

Plinth project with Vinylista

In teamwork with Martin Brenner of Vinylista this originated these plinth project for a Garrard 301/401. It can be used tonearms from 9” to 13” length. Continue reading Plinth project with Vinylista

Restoration SME 3009 S2 (early model) and a new counterweight

These nice tonearm came in dusty and dirty condition on my bench. The balance weight was lost. I serviced these tonearm, include a new wiring with Pure Silver hair Wire and made a copy of the original balance weight. The result sounds and looks pretty nice.