The purpose of this project is to build a deck for my Girlfriend. She has no knowledge of turntable set up etc and just wants a reliable manual deck she won't have to fuss with. The Technics SL-1200 mk II is an ideal candidate. She doesn't care for the DJ look and has no need for those type of features, so I will be removing them. My aim is to apply simple, low cost modifications to produce a good quality reliable deck for her. This is the donor deck purchased of fleabay for  £150 (2013).