Buy used and at the same time save a ton of money.
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I don't see why not . . . they're all separate SKUs, and ship in separate boxes. Linn has always felt strongly about their dealers not simply pushing boxes out the door, and maybe some dealers wouldn't be comfortable selling you JUST the turntable - just find a dealer that respects where you're coming from, and make a relationship with them.
The beauty of the LP12 is that all upgrades from 1972 to current can be added to a table built at any time. The bad news is that is not cheap. I bought a used table 2 yrs ago and the dealer went through it completely at that time. New Springs, adjustments etc. I also added a Cirkus brg, New wood base(cherry), new hinges, trampoline and upgraded the cable to Cardas GR. I love the sound of the table but am considering trading or selling in favor one less finiky. But if you buy one there is a dealer in Ft Collins Colo. that can rebuild these in his sleep.
I have an LP12 w/lingo (circa 1991) with a Rega RB300 arm. I love it dearly, so I am not by any means a Linn-basher.
Having said that...
I have compared it to several new LP12's with all the trimmings, like the cirkus and trampolin and most of the Linn arms. I can honestly say that I like the pre-cirkus table better, and I am highly suspicious of the Linn arms (like all Linn products). I think you are better off with a used LP12 and Rega arm. Plus you will save a ton of money. However you really should find an HONEST Linn mechanic to set it up. I know that's hard!