Wanted Wurlitzer Vinyl Jukebox

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Friend of mine is looking to buy a Wurlitzer that plays original vinyl 45's. Does anyone on the forum know of any around or a reliable person that sells these?
 

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I sold one a couple of months ago - got about £5.5K for it.

They seem to be shooting up in value.

However - why a wurlitzer ? They are not the best.

I am doing another 45 player which is not a bubbler but the same shape

This is the CD version, mine will have a visual play 45 rpm mechanism in it.

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Here is a digital one I am working on now:

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This one is not finished yet either.

Phil
 
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I think my friend thinks of the classic type with bubbles but I will gladly show him the other options out there
 

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A bubbler is not cheap - and a wurlitzer has plastic castings, and are made of chip board !
In all seriousness - if he wants a bubbler - buy a sound leisure.
Wurlitzer are the worst quality out.

Rock Ola make 45 jukes still but they sound awful (and are £2K more than sound leisure).

Watch episode one on here:

I sometimes recondition older sound leisure jukeboxes, and I can convert CD ones to vinyl.



If you decide to go down that way (get a decent warranty and have a really great looking machine that will blow a wurltizer out the water) then speak to Chris Black and say Phil Docker sent you.

Keep in mimd the wurltizer factory closed down in 2003 and they are not the best made. A motor for the bubble tubes is over £100.

Sound Leisure support machines that I get in for refurbs going back to the 80s.