It even comes with its own tiny record.

Last month, a first edition of Hank Mobley’s eponymous Blue Note LP became one of the most expensive jazz records ever after it was sold on eBay for £7,300.

To celebrate the sale, acclaimed “micro-artist” Willard Wigan MBE was commissioned to craft the world’s smallest turntable. Unfortunately the turntable doesn’t actually play records, but it can fit on the back of a stylus cartridge (actually, quite a tiny area of a cartridge).

The turntable is modelled on a classic Garrard 301 model, and comes with a tiny copy of Mobley’s record, as well as a model of producer Rudy Van Gelder, the man behind many of the genre’s most seminal records.

Wigan’s sculptures are so tiny, they can only be seen through a microscope, and typically sit in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. “It began when I was five years old,” Willard explains on his website. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”

You check out pictures of the turntable below, and check FACT’s list of the eight most eccentric turntables ever created. (via The Vinyl Factory)

This microscopic turntable fits on the back of a stylus cartridge

This microscopic turntable fits on the back of a stylus cartridge

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