The limited edition Technics SL-1200GAE turntable is going to cost you a lot of money

The Technics SL-1200GAE: pretty but pricey.
The Technics SL-1200GAE: pretty but pricey.

Vinyl DJs rejoiced earlier this year when it was announced that Technics brand owner Panasonic is bringing back the iconic SL-1200 turntable in a new and possibly improved form. However, if you want to buy the limited edition version, the SL-1200GAE, you're going to have to pay top dollar for it.

What HiFi reports that the new deck, which will go on sale in the UK in the summer, will cost £2799. Only 1200 SL-1200GAEs will be made, and the first 300 have already sold out in Japan.

If that sounds a bit on the expensive side, don't fret, as the regular Grand Class SL-1200G will be available before the end of the year. A price for this has yet to be confirmed.

Find out more about the new decks on the Technics website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.