Used and rare phonograph records are still available from some dealers. A phonograph is essentially a device that dates back to the 1870s, and was often used for playing sound recordings. Later on, these machines evolved into record players, and were commonly used throughout the 1900s for playing music. A tiny needle rests on the vinyl LP or long playing record, and creates sound. Today old fashioned phonographs and gramophones are often considered antiques. Gramophone is simply another term used for record player.
There are many different types of music that can be played on rare and used phonograph machines or record players. As long as the device functions properly, and the needle is in good condition, the turntable can play classic rock, jazz, disco, country, and hip hop records. Often DJ or disc jockey professionals would use these gramophones to entertain. However, now CDs or compact disks are more commonly used. Antique phonographs can be repaired by experts if need be. However, sometimes the restoration of a belt, needle, or cylinder is required. The value of these old audio or music playing devices varies depending on how rare they are. If they are used but in new condition, a collector will often buy these antiques to play old albums or just put on display.
One easy way to gather more information pertaining to rare and used phonographs and record players is by accessing the World Wide Web. Online you will find all sorts of helpful data pertaining to this industry and what is available.
While average consumers do not use turntables to listen to many phonograph records today, there are still many LP collectors who prefer buying jazz, rock, disco, classic, and rap music on vinyl records because they enjoy the analog sound and the physical object of a phonograph LP more than CDs. Since many of the consumers who still use phonograph records are collectors, they often want to find old and rare LPs as well as new music. If you are interested in finding used and rare music that can be used on a turntable or gramophone, then you might want to contact some music stores in your area that carry vinyl. When you contact the stores, ask them what types of LPs they carry. Some stores focus on certain types of music like jazz and classic rock. Ask them about 33 RPM, 45 RPM, and 78 RPM that you can use on your turntable. If you are looking for a specific album, then you should ask them if they have it or if they know where you could find a copy. The Internet is also a great resource for locating these hard to find materials. If they have the albums that you are looking for, then ask them how much they charge for them so you can decide if you want to buy it. You might also want to ask them if they carry replacement needles and belts. Having replacement belts and needles will keep your records in good condition for a longer period of time.