Pro-Ject announces Guns N' Roses turntable - and Ain't It Fun!

Further expanding its Artist Series turntables (which includes The Beatles- and The Rolling Stones-themed models), Pro-Ject has announced a special edition deck in collaboration with rock legends Guns N’ Roses.

Essentially, the 'Guns N’ Roses Record Player' is Pro-Ject’s Essential III A turntable (the Essential III, but with a superior acrylic Acryl-IT E platter) with an aesthetic that honours the band.

For the first time on one of its turntables, Pro-Ject has directly printed artwork onto a Acryl-IT E platter. As you can see, the Guns N’ Roses logo fills the entire 12in platter surface, while the gloss black-finished MDF plinth features a small logo underneath the tonearm’s rest position, too.

Of course, the special edition deck has all the benefits of the five-star Essential III - an Ortofon OM 10 elliptical cartridge, a belt drive system with a precision diamond-cut aluminium pulley, and a 8.6in aluminium tonearm. 

As is typical for most of Pro-Ject’s decks, it doesn’t have a built-in phono stage, meaning owners will have to connect it to hi-fi with a phono stage connection. 

The Pro-Ject Guns N’ Roses Record Player will be available in the UK from April, priced £429 - £129 more than the standard Essential III A turntable, then.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.