RL Music, & Covid Oct21

RL Music, & Cov...

Updated 21st October 2020.

Like just about everyone, our small business has been affected by Covid, but we and KSR are still working hard to operate as normally as possible. There are operational changes we have had to implement around customer visits, demos and other logistical items, but nothing that has yet stumped us.

It’s (kind of) business as usual, and we are still buying and selling vintage synths, albeit under much more challenging circumstances. We want to thank all our customers, clients and suppliers for your continued support and understanding, and for allowing our small family run business to continue trading.


Merry Christmas 2019 Dec18

Merry Christmas 2019


Updated: 18th Dec 2019

Another year is rolling to an end, and a tumultuous year it has been, not just in the UK but the synth market as well. RL Music is determined to uphold our quality of products & service and commitment to the vintage synth market whatever the Brexit outcome. We sincerely thank all our customers and Facebook followers for your support and continued interest in our small/niche business and look forward to an exciting and challenging 2020.

Also, please don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.

September 2019 Sep05

September 2019

We’re back from our summer break and things are hotting up for September.  Aside from the beautiful vintage synths already on offer on our sales page, we have a few new interesting items coming in over the next few weeks, the first being a super condition Arp Quadra.

The Quadra is a rare instrument to find in good condition these days, and this example is certainly been well looked after.  It’s due to arrive at KSR in a few weeks time, but any enquiries are welcome early on this, so please contact Richard if you would like to learn more.

Happy New Year! Jan07

Happy New Year!

Updated: 7th January 2019

Happy New Year everyone and we hope 2019 is going to be the best yet, especially for us vintage synth fans. Across the analogue/digital synth landscape it’s literally ‘electric’ with the announcements of new synths coming out, so something for everyone’s taste & budget.

The start of January is always a quiet time in the vintage synth business as people are gathering themselves from the shock of Christmas, but we are starting January with some exciting new items coming into stock. We have an EMS Synthi A coming in this week, and another stunning (partial) Roland System 700, so some pretty impressive and iconic gear.

Also, please don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.

Roland System 700 Restoration Completed! Jul17

Roland System 700 Re...

Updated 17th July 2018.

We are delighted to announce that the Roland System 700 has now been through its meticulous restoration by KSR. We have today, updated the sales listing with all the information about the restoration, and also uploaded a load of high-res photos of the post-restored instrument…it’s just awesome!

You can find the System 700 listing by clicking on the ‘Home’ page or just click the following ink: http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/roland-system-700/

EMS VCS3 Mk2 Jul06


Updated: 6th July 2018

We will shortly have a stunning example of the world famous EMS VCS3, a modified Mk2 version, coming up for sale shortly, and this sweet machine comes with a fascinating provenance.

This VCS3 was previously owned by the composer; Edward Williams, who drew inspiration from it and used it in the first series of the BBC’s Life On Earth series. More info on all of that to follow next week once we collect the VCS3 from KSR, so please keep checking our sales pages for updates.

Arp 2600 Price Reduction! Jun26

Arp 2600 Price Reduc...

Updated 26th June 2018.

We have the privilege to Broker a very special custom re-finished Arp 2600 that’s been available on our website for a couple of months now. Our Client who owns this one-of-a-kind 2600 has been keen for us to find a buyer, so has agreed a significant price reduction so we can get this synth into a new home as soon as possible.

We’ve updated our sales page today with a huge price change on this instrument, so please click this link to find out more: http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/arp-2600c/

Jupiter 6 Jun20

Jupiter 6

Updated: 20th June 2018

We are feeling rather privileged as we have two Roland Jupiter 6 coming up for sale imminently, and both examples are factory stock, and in pristine condition…almost ‘as new.’

The JP6 is a fantastic vintage polysynth and built at a time when Roland was producing many of the very best synthesisers in the world. It’s not often they come up for sale in such beautiful condition, so please keep checking our sales pages for updates.

Also, please don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.

King of Synths Jun13

King of Synths

Updated 13th June 2018.

We got the ‘go ahead’ this week from our client to Broker his ex-RL Music restored CS80 (pictured here). Kent at KSR is running through the pre-sale prep now as it’s at his workshop but we can tell you that this CS80 was fully cosmetically and operationally restored by us in 2015, had MIDI and a solid Walnut surround (by Lamond Design) fitted – one of the very finest CS80 we ever sold!

We’ll be updating our sales page shortly with all the details on this truly outstanding CS80, and have some high-res pictures available as well of course. This represents the pinnacle of what we can achieve in restoration terms for this King of Synths, so it’s a rare opportunity to own ‘the perfect CS80.’

EMS Synthi AKS Jun06

EMS Synthi AKS

Updated: 6th June 2018

The EMS Synthi AKS has been out of production for a long time, and even EMS are due to finish their Synth A production soon, so it’s of no surprise to learn why these amazing instruments are in such high demand.

We have a much coveted AKS model being delivered to KSR today, which we are Brokering for our UK Client. More on this enchanting synthesizer will be made available soon, but these models usually sell very quickly, so make sure you call or email Richard if you are interested in getting hold of one of these rare machines.

Also, please don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.

Coming in Shortly May31

Coming in Shortly

Updated 1st June 2018.

In the next couple of weeks, we will be receiving an impressive collection of vintage synths that we are Brokering on behalf of an estate clearance. KSR will be working on each item to ready them for pre-sale, so they’re carrying out a full assessment for us so we can report and preset each item with accuracy an clarity. Items coming up are:

Arp Axxe, Arp Odyssey Model 2821, Minimoog, Roland TB303, Roland Jupiter 6, Sequential Prophet 5 and Solina String Ensemble.

We’ll update our RLM sales pages and Facebook Page once we have all the pertinent information on each instrument so please keep checking our websites, but if you have any questions in advance of this then please call or email Richard (an RLM library picture featured here for illustration only).

Collector Grade Juno 60 May30

Collector Grade Juno...

Updated: 30th May 2018

The Roland Juno 60 is hardly a rare synth to find these days, but what’s hard is finding them in 100% original, unmodified and pristine condition.

We have a ‘time capsule’ Juno 60 coming in shortly that would suit someone who’s been looking for that perfect example, and we are really excited to show you this. It even comes with its original factory program cassette from Roland!

Don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the converation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.

Our Privacy Policy May24

Our Privacy Policy

GPDR Regulations – updated 24th May 2018.

This month we’ve updated our Privacy Policy due to new regulations (GDPR) to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it. We’ve also taken steps to improve our Privacy Check-up and other controls that we provide to safeguard your data and protect your privacy. This legislation will affect every business that handles personal data for clients.

At RL Music, steps have been taken to ensure that everything is GDPR compliant. A hard copy is kept at RL Music or we can email you a copy should you wish.   If you would like to maintain communication with RL Music then please email or call us.

If you have any concerns or would like more information then please contact us at info@rlmusic.co.uk

Kind Regards

Richard Lawson – Proprietor for RL Music

Coming into Stock Shortly May15

Coming into Stock Sh...

Updated: 15th May 2018

We have a small number of very special vintage instruments coming up for sale shortly, and these will be added to our sales pages as soon as we have all the photos and listing information completed.

One of the ‘bigger hitters’ will be a beautiful Mk2 Elka Synthex wich has MIDI fitted. The Synthex is a very good all original condition and has only just had a full service from KSR.

Don’t forget that we have a Facebook Page that we regularly update, so click the link to join the converation: https://www.facebook.com/RLMusic/?ref=bookmarks.



RL Music Facebook Page

As of today, we have nearly 24000 fans who are regular visitors to our Facebook Page and this has been a huge success and great fun to operate. We use the Page as our Blog and post up news and information on synths along with some beautiful high-res pictures…check it out and ‘Like it” if you like it.

Once the new website work has been completed we will be turning our attention to our YouTube Channel. The YouTube Channel is to be used as an outlet for all future video projects from RL Music and may include specific product demos or more likely music projects accompanied by video.



Updated: 1st December 2017

Here we are nearing the end of the year and it’s been quite a year for us already, what with the variety of Vintage & Classic synths coming through our business. Another big success for us in 2017 has been the Synth Brokering service which we re-launched in August 2012.

The number of customers looking to sell high-quality examples of their own synths through RL Music has increased considerably this year, and very recently we were commissioned to sell-off an entire analogue synth collection.

We will be updating our website with all the new instrument/pricing details in the coming week, but we wanted to mention today that the list will include one of these pictured here.

The Mk1 Arp Odyssey pictured was actually sold to the customer we are now Brokering it for some 8 years or so ago, so was a beautiful condition example. Everything we Broker is fully serviced by KSR prior to shipping/delivery to the new owner, and sold with a 3 month warranty.

So, if you have a synth that you want to sell but don’t want all the hassles in finding a new buyer then all you need do is email us and we will Broker it for you. The full details of our Synth Brokering Service are found on our website here: http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/brokering-service/