Vinyl, Vintage and Collectibles Fair at Bathurst on Saturday

Dave Curry from the Naked Bud vinyl LP's for the Vinyl, Vintage & Collectables Fair. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK 101216cvinyl1

Dave Curry from the Naked Bud vinyl LP's for the Vinyl, Vintage & Collectables Fair. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK 101216cvinyl1

MUSIC lovers will be in a spin when the Vinyl, Vintage and Collectibles Fair comes to Bathurst Showground on Saturday.

Records may have been superseded by CDs and then digital music, but Naked Bud’s Dave Curry said there were many music lovers who still preferred to hear their albums on vinyl.

“There is a huge love for them [records] in the community, it’s a thing of nostalgia for people,” he said.

“It’s a different sound and it’s something tangible.”

Fair co-ordinator Jon Ordon said while this was the first vintage fair he has brought to Bathurst, they have been hugely popular in other regions.

“There will be a $2 bin for people who want a cheap record. There will also be $500 records,” he said.

Mr Ordon said records could be a collector’s item and a limited or early release record in premium condition could be worth thousands.

“People can sell their collection [at the fair] or come up and bring their records in for an appraisal,” he said.

Mr Ordon said while some people may consider the technology old, he said the sound a record produces compared to its digital counterpart, is vastly different.

“If you get yourself a nice analogue amplifier, not digital, and a half decent turntable you’re going to have a magic sound,” he said.

The fair will also feature a range of other vintage items including coloured glass, ceramics and art and is on from 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Entry is free.

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