A Turntable-Organ-Synth Combo You Have To See | Fess' Find

This week's Fess' Find is a vintage gem from the 1970s, an alternate version of the Panasonic Do-Re-Mi turntable player made exclusively in Japan. Produced in red and yellow, it has a built-in mini organ synth, along with a microphone input originally designed to encourage singing and playing along with your favorite vinyl records.

National SO-123N

The SO-123N, a rarer Japanese model, shares the same functionality as the Panasonic unit. The onboard organ-like synthesizer has a playful, toy-like sound, which may not be particularly noteworthy, but it does offer the convenience of an input jack, allowing you to connect microphones, synths or guitars. The sound comes through a built-in mono speaker that has a unique sound on its own. When not in use, the stylus securely locks in place, and the original lid ensures easy portability of the unit. It supports various record sizes, including 7", 10", and 12". The listing includes an original manual, a Japanese graphic overlay, and the unit's original box.

The seller notes that this unit is well-maintained and operates flawlessly without any minor surface scuffs and scratches. This is a pretty rare find, and also priced pretty fairly from SC Sound based in Tokyo, Japan.

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