Well, some varied thoughts here...
First off, this guy has a treasure trove of old Duals here...Not sure what he's charging, but he has many fine examples of some of the best models (Hint...The TOTL Duals all end with a "9" aka 1019, 1209, 1219, 1229, etc.)...https://slo.craigslist.org/ele/d/dual-u ... 97030.html
This one's $25 and could be a great starter unit...https://slo.craigslist.org/ele/d/zenith ... 99761.html
If you really want a project, $150 buys you all SIX of these...https://slo.craigslist.org/ele/d/record ... 35877.html
One of those is bound to work, and the rest could start you on a new hobby yourself of tinkering with turntables!
If she likes white, there is this fine vintage Kenwood...https://slo.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintag ... 86043.html
Should you need any of those repaired, you have a guy right in your own backyard, too! https://santamaria.craigslist.org/ele/d ... 40168.html
As well as...http://audiodoctorslo.com/faqs/
Here's a nice Onkyo for $40...https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 14591.html
This guy has a nice Pioneer here...https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 90734.html
An SL-23 for $50...https://fresno.craigslist.org/ele/d/vin ... 12430.html
Cheaper than the same model here...https://fresno.craigslist.org/ele/d/tec ... 42860.html
Something a little sleeker...https://fresno.craigslist.org/ele/d/ban ... 44116.html
Here's $400 for a nice system...https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 87598.html
Just remember...I personally would stay away from anything Crosley, Ion, Jensen, Pyle, Stanton, Numark (except for certain models), Gemini, Innovative Technologies, Onebyone, Detrola, Rochester Audio, Sylvania, Philco, Boytone or any other such modern Crosley clones that look good but have no substance whatsoever "underneath the hood", if you catch my drift!
If going vintage, I would go all the way vintage with a vintage receiver, amplifier, or preamp...
Vintage receivers are usually cheaper and have fine built-in phono preamps, like these examples...https://fresno.craigslist.org/ele/d/pio ... 52313.htmlhttps://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 63409.htmlhttps://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 09582.html
I also like these...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 56992.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 65220.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 80774.html
Or you can go all-Technics with this...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 78629.html
Plenty of goodies here, too!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 62100.html
A little more expensive, but I love mine! https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/e ... 31699.html
Speakers are a little more subjective...The best thing to do is to go out and audition a few pairs...This guy has some stereo equipment for sale, though, and might be worth checking out...https://slo.craigslist.org/gms/d/lots-c ... 91808.html
Some vintage Paradigms here, too...https://slo.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintag ... 51730.html
These could also be nice for the price...https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ele ... 23388.html
ORRR these...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 17317.html
ORRR even these...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 97576.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 50134.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/e ... 97577.html
They say these are nice-sounding and very modern-looking...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/f ... 77283.htmlhttp://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php? ... ii.350630/
And for $140, there are these...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/e ... 74687.html
There is a guy here in L.A. that can put a dream system together for you, too!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 06380.html
This guy's collected some stuff over the years and everything MUST go!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 03017.html
By the way, this is the wildest thing I saw on your Craigslist...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 15695.html
For $100, this is a nice starter kit, as well...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 92936.html
For $140, this is nice, too!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/e ... 05047.html
Or...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 58924.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/e ... 36442.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 21897.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 68759.htmlhttps://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 47330.html
Another nice system...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/e ... 02856.html
If you want REALLY cheap, you can't go too wrong with this one for $10...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 35045.html
Some nice cartridges and accessories here...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 85757.html
$35 could net you this guy...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/m ... 10492.html
Very vintage right here...https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/e ... 26817.html
My favorite, though, is for $55 and a. since you say you like Technics models and b. I just bought one of these THIS past year, how about this little beauty right here?! https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/e ... 50551.html
A very solid machine and a great automatic, too!
It gets excellent reviews and is one of my favorite "workhorses"!https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_r ... el=SL-D202
This one is slightly a step-up (although a little more), but equally as wonderful!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 49291.html
And last but not least, we have a couple of U-Turns in black and white right here!https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/e ... 41220.html
Maybe something there will float your boat....Take a look and see if anything piques your interest...Maybe your daughter also has some ideas or you could look to her style preferences or favorite colors for more inspiration!
Here are the options on the U-Turn and they come in red, black, white, green and blue!https://uturnaudio.com/pages/turntables
Somebody should suggest pink and purple to them...The young girls need solid-sounding turntables, too! (Edit: I just sent them a message about this very thing!) In any case, lots of stellar options there at every price point!
My thoughts here are...New...You could do much worse than one of those U-Turns! Used...The Technics D202 and D303 are solid options and won't break the budget! Perfectly good starter TT's or main TT's, should one desire that, as well...I love mine and with an Ortofon Concorde STD cartridge, they look very good together, no?
Anyway, I hope I've given you some food for thought! You can't say we're not EXHAUSTIVE and COMPREHENSIVE in our research here! Plus, I like to give people all the available options in their area that are decent and quality-built! When buying a turntable, you want to look for something with an adjustable, removable cartridge, removable adjustable counterweight, heavy platter and something that keeps a solid speed...Keep in mind that for some of the prices here, parts CAN be found and turntables can be fixed and relubed...If you have the inclination, time and patience, quality vintage can give you the best bang for your buck, which leaves more money to buy records! Vintage does not necessarily have to be a "fixer-upper" as you can also find refurbished models that have been gone through with a fine-toothed comb! Of course, for the price, looks and quality, even certain "fixer-uppers" would be very hard to pass up! Technics and Duals seem to be the more popular brands to look for, but other brands like Harman Kardon, Denon, Garrard, Sansui, Yamaha, Philips, Pioneer, Elac, JVC, Realistic (like the Lab-440), etc. are also worth considering!
Hope that helps!
Oh, and if you get the turntable, make sure you take her record shopping, so she can pick out a few of her own favorites or gift her with something from her favorite band/artist...Why not go here?http://booboorecords.com/
ORRR here! http://www.cheapthrills.biz/
Anyway, you're doing the right thing as a dad and a music lover...I salute you, sir!
If you have any questions, thoughts or comments on any of this, feel free to let us know...We also want to know how this wonderful story ends, so keep us posted!