I tinkered with m'pappy's old record player for a month, trying to get it up to speed, literally. I had it repaired professionally but still it played a beat slow. Eventually I gave up and ordered the Orbit, a new school record player from U-Turn Audio.
I found a great online marketplace for used vinyl, Discogs, from which Kathryn and I ordered a few to get us started. We picked favorites, but also carted some "must-haves" according to Google.
Admittedly I don't know much about Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin. While I take them for a spin, square up with me and Spotify some Keith Whitley.