28th March 2017: Record Store Day UK is excited to reveal this year’s limited edition Rega Research turntable.
Specifically created for Record Store Day’s 10th birthday, the turntable is a one-off Rega Planar 1 and RP3 hybrid and will be available only from independent record shops and Rega stockists on the 22nd April.
And to commemorate our birthday celebrations we have got around 10% of the decks signed by some of our favourite artists. These will be allocated to shops across the UK at random and customers can find out on purchase if they’ve become the owner of one of the very limited and sought-after signed turntables.
So we are proud to reveal our turntables signatories include:
Public Service Broadcasting
& The Pretty Things
Paul Darwin, UK Sales Director at Rega Research said, “Again it is a privilege for Rega Research to be involved with Record Store Day and to contribute to the future viability of bricks and mortar record stores for us dedicated crate diggers and music fans alike.”
Despite the enhanced specification, this limited edition turntable will retail for around £250 - considerably less than the RP3 retail price of £450.
Alan Jordan, owner of Reflex Record Shop in Newcastle said “This is the third year Record Store Day has partnered with Rega Research and it’s a no brainer to continue the partnership for our 10th anniversary. Rega’s independent heritage is a natural fit for Record Store Day and the ethos of independent record shops up and down the country. We are really excited to give our customer’s the opportunity to own a very special piece of kit with the added excitement of possibly finding a very limited signed one too”.
The Record Store Day turntable can be bought from independent record shops and Rega stockists from the 22nd April.
For more information please contact Megan Page firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of the turntable here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yrvff7it7eplrlt/AADwODDhiYWYrC2DruZVeEJta?dl=0
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.
Although there’s only one Record Store Day a year, we also work throughout the year to celebrate our independent record stores by spotlighting exclusive releases, events and special news.
About Rega Research
Rega Research was formed over 40 years ago, and now employs over 120 people in a purpose-built facility in Southend on Sea.
Performance, reliability, value for money and incorporating advanced and often unique engineering solutions are all keystones of Rega designs.
In 2015 Rega were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their outstanding growth in the market over the last few years.