You Can Now Buy a Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Jukebox
Looking for a pretty place to put your vinyl — and got plenty of extra money to spend? You may wish to invest in Sound Leisure's new jukebox, decked out in officially licensed Sgt. Pepper's regalia.
The company, which bills itself as the last remaining manufacturer of vinyl jukeboxes in the world, partnered with the Beatles' Apple Corps to secure official licenses for the limited edition unit, described as an "analog dream machine." Built with "all the skills and knowledge of their in house research and development team that produced their original vinyl mechanism back in the late '70s," the jukebox boasts a "unique rotating vinyl mechanism" capable of spinning either side of the 70 45" singles it can hold, as well as software for producing personalized title labels.
In addition to old-fashioned vinyl sound, the jukebox includes Bluetooth capability for streaming, as well as auxiliary input/output options and an on-board amp that powers a five-way speaker system making sure "splendid quality sound is guaranteed for all from needle to ear." To add the finishing touch, the whole unit is decked out in a Sgt. Pepper's-inspired design that should make any Beatles fan happy — and extends Sound Leisure's streak of building Fab Four-licensed jukeboxes, including a Yellow Submarine machine and one inspired by the band's cartoon series.
That kind of craftsmanship doesn't come cheap. According to Sound Leisure's site, the jukebox is made to order for £8995 — or roughly $11,900 — plus delivery and installation. That's pretty steep, but if you can swing it, it may not be a bad investment; either way, it's free to take a look at the building of the unit below.
Watch Building the Sgt. Pepper Jukebox