Joel Scilley’s Audiowood turntables belong to the Stone Age
Wood has been a favorite choice with the designers of audio and video components for ages, and it continues to be so in these modern times, when there’s nothing cooler than going organic. In the past, we have reported about some of the coolest turntables made from wood, including Montegiro’s luxurious wooden turntable. But Audiowood’s one-of-a-kind wooden turntables by Joey Scilley are in a league of their own! Joel Scilley creates custom turntables out of uncommon woods such as burlwood. I’m safely on my way to becoming “America’s premier builder of burlwood turntables!” says Joel. Though all his designs look elegant and unique, the Barky, made from a raw-edged wood is the yummiest with its watermelon looks. Big Red is another exotic turntable crafted from redwood burl with solid Gabon ebony feet, arm board and sub-platter. This table features solid-brass cones, a VPI platter and bearing, an Origin Live motor/controller kit and accommodates SME arms. The turntables boast pristine sound quality for a blissful acoustic experience. The prices for the most expensive turntables start at $3,000 and go up to $4,000.