...is the price of this limited-edition jukebox. Here’s what makes it a work of art
A Dh64,000, limitededition jukebox
The SL45 Peacock Jukebox consists of a handpolished wooden cabinet adorned with brushed goldeffect aluminum castings. Sold exclusively at Harrods, its Art Deco graphics were inspired by the intricate bird figures found in the shopping centre’s famed food hall. Only 50 of the machines will be produced and each will be custom-built to order.
and weighs a whopping 130 kilograms. The colour of the LED illumination can be adjusted, and external matching speakers can be connected and controlled independently. The jukebox will work at any voltage.
The jukebox stands at a height of 1.55 metres The jukebox comes with a starter pack of 70 vinyl singles
and despite its vintage appeal, has a Bluetooth receiver, and AUX and microphone input. There is full remote control selection for picking songs, volume, shuffle mode, mute and auxiliary device switching.
The machine is hand-built in the United Kingdom by Sound Leisure,
which has been manufacturing high-quality jukeboxes since 1978. Set up by Alan Black, it is still a family-owned and run operation, and one of only two traditional jukebox manufacturers in the world. It is the only company in Europe to be producing these classic-styled machines and was the first manufacturer to re-engineer a vinyl 45-playing jukebox. Sound Leisure employs a team of dedicated cra smen and women, who have been refining their skills for over four decades. The company’s machines are all built to order and can be customised to individual specifications.
“There is definitely something alluring about a classic-styled jukebox,
no matter what age you are,” says Joe Armitage, design and brand manager, Sound Leisure. “Especially the dome-topped models such as our Harrords exclusive Peacock. They were originally designed to look beautiful and draw a person in to select music to play. I think we have taken that a step further with [this model]. The lighting is absolutely stunning with our ‘diamond pack’ LED lighting system behind the Art Deco-drawn peacock design. I don’t think we have ever designed a more colourful and eye-catching machine.”
“Finally, a good-quality jukebox will last a lifetime,
ensuring that its allure will last for generations to come, keeping these beautiful products alive.”