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Depending on how soon you want to make the purchase, you might wait to find a used VPI Scout with JMW 9 arm. This is a new model that VPI recently introduced for $1500 for the turntable and arm combo, so it should sell $1000 or less on the used market. The other VPI option is the HW-19 Mk III (used) or the HW-19 Junior. Both of these HW-19 models offer an upgrade route to the HW-19 Mk4, which is an excellent turntable. If the used turntable does not include a tonearm, then the Rega RB300 or RB600 would be a fine combo.
The obvious other choices include the Rega models in your price bracket, the Music Hall MMF-7 or MMF-5, and the Pro-Ject turntables (the same factory in Czechoslovakia makes the Music Hall and Pro-Ject tt's).
All the suggestions made so far are good ones. As one from the "prefer used" camp, I can heartily recommend a used Technics SP-10 MK II for which you'd then have to build a base and supply an arm and cartridge. That's what I've done. For these I'd recommend the Origin Live OEM Rega RB250 with structural mods and either the Clearaudio Aurum Beta or the Reson Reca. If you can find a full SL-1000 MKII, then you only need to get a cartridge. Any of these combos should be under a grand. Good luck and happy listening! Joel.
I can heartily recommend a VPI MK 17 JR. You can get this TT with a Rega or Audioquest arm and a good cartridge for $1000 or less, new. My own experience with this TT is very positive. I've had one for 10 yrs with not one problem. It even has the original belt. It is a suspensionless design using sorbothane instead of springs. You could check with VPI to be sure your type of flooring will support this. I have a solid foundation and mine works great.
I'll second Asa's recommendation on the Well-Tempered, although there are many fine tables out there that could be had in you price range. There is one fundamental difference that you will need to consider- suspended or unsuspended. Personally, I prefer unsuspended- less adjustment and maintenance, crisper/detailed sound. On the negative side, unsuspended tends to be more sensitive to placement and needs a little more isolation. (My house is built on a cement slab, so that is not a big issue for me.)