Ikeda 407 Tone Arms - New or Vintage

I am interested in this tone arm for a Garrard 301. I have been told that some of the older versions of this arm are better than what is currently available. Can anybody speak to this issue? Does anybody know where I can get one of these? Thanks, Mark
If you're in the U.S., here's a link:


Hopefully they will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Also, you can purchase on eBay/Audiogon from 2Juki in Hong Kong. Prompt delivery and competitive pricing. Not the best source, however, for answering technical questions. YRMV.

Good luck to you!
I doubt the US importer will recommend a vintage model.

Try to ping Agon member Rauliruegas. I'm interested in what you find out.
Just came upon this thread. Mcmprov, I would be happy to discuss the Ikeda tonearms with you. I'm happy to be importing the legendary products here in the U.S.
Bill Demars