Welcome to my auction for this stunning Dansette Major Record Player from 1958. Finished in the traditional blue and check, this Dansette is in completely original condition and looks absolutely gorgeous!
There aren’t many of these left now that are in such good condition. It has been comprehensively serviced by a qualified City & Guilds engineer and sounds fantastic!
One not to be missed!
The Dansette Major dates from 1957 and utilises the infamous BSR “UA8” record changer assembly which became a benchmark for later autochangers. It will play all speeds (16-33-45-78) and sizes (7”-10”-12”) of record either fully automatically or manually as required. A maximum of eight singles can be “stacked” for automatic play at any one time and will also play stereo records through the single channel monophonic (mono) amplifier.
The player has been comprehensively serviced to a high standard. The mechanism de-greased and re-lubricated to manufacturers’ specifications and works with precision and accuracy. The amplifier has been stripped of all old capacitors (a notable problem on all old players) and replaced with new, more reliable and efficient components. A new three core, double insulated and earthed mains cable, plug and 3A fuse fitted.
Copies of the original turntable instructions and Dansette advertising/pricing material will be included in the sale – see pictures!
The pick-up has been fitted with a later, more modern stereo cartridge and new flip over stylus (wired for mono) for your record care. The original “turnover” mechanism has been left in place for authenticity and aesthetics (see picture) so as it looks as it did from new back in its day!
Please look at all the pictures just to see how fantastic this player looks for its 55 years!
Some small marks and scratches here and there have to be pointed out. No player can get through 55 years without the odd blemish here and there and this player is no different. However, it has to be said that any marks and blemishes do not detract from the player in anyway. The turntable mat is original but has hardened a little with age and shows a little wear at the outer edge. It still provides excellent grip to the records and in no way does it impair performance! All catches, hinges and leather handle are original with only slight “wear and tear” evident. A little of the enamel has worn away around the start switch (see pictures).
Payment please by Paypal, Personal Cheque or, if you wish to collect in person, cash on collection from Peterborough area PE4 by arrangement. The player will be very securely packed for transportation by Parcelforce 48hr service within two days of receiving cleared payment. Please note that cheques will require three working days for clearance before dispatch.
POSTAGE TO UK POSTCODES ONLY!
Please see my previous record player feedback and bid in the knowledge that you’ll receive a quality record player backed with good communications and service.
Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll answer as soon as I possibly can.
Many thanks for looking and happy bidding.