EMS DK2 Keyboard

Remarks: A truly immaculate condition example of the vintage EMS DK2 Analogue Keyboard Controller for the Synthi & VCS3. Manufacturing date for this will be around 1973, so at least 40 years old.

This DK2 has just been subjected to a complete strip-down and rebuild. The restoration work included having the panels stripped, painted and re-screen printed, new tolex applied, complete keyboard mechanism overhaul and the wood case stripped, re-stained and wax finished by hand.

This DK2 is described as ‘collector grade’ cosmetic and operational condition.

The DK2 has two independent channels of CV, these can set to different modes, and the keyboard has its own built in VCO for modulation options, plus as “Dynamic Channel’ output. You would connect the DK2 to the Synthi or VCS3 via the Cinch-Jones keyboard interconnect cable, and additionally, a second 1/4 inch jack cable for more control options via the ‘input channel 2’ on the synth.

The ‘Dynamic Channel’, brings into play the DK2s 37 note velocity-sensitive keyboard. This means the velocity action sends a separate control voltage. This would commonly be used for aptitude control, providing you set the matrix-patch on your Synthi or VCS3 to operate that way. The ‘Dynamic Channel’ can actually be set to control almost any facility on the Synthi or VCS3…which is what these amazing synths are all about really.

If you need it, We are able to supply the Cinch-Jones keyboard interconnect cable to run the DK2 into either a Synthi or VCS3, price upon request.

Sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £1950 GBP.

Availability: This DK2 is now SOLD as at 22nd September 2014.

Pictures below of actual DK2 for sale. Click on the thumbnails for a high resolution photos.

 

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Rhodes Chroma CC+

Restoration Status: This Rhodes Chroma CC+ is nearing completion from restoration at KSR, and should be completed in September 2014.

It could be said that the Rhodes Chroma is an instrument that sits very much ‘on the fence’ of Analogue and Digital tech. The designers of this system in many ways had moments of genius, whilst at other times suffered with complete madness, but somehow the magic came right to offer a truly superb sounding vintage synth.

The key to restoring one of these fabulous instruments is finding a good quality example in the first place, and that’s a real challenge these days. This superb example was brought in from our music-pro customer in France – we are subjecting it to an extensive restorative overhaul, both cosmetically and operationally. KSR, our synth restorers, also fitted a brand new 5 volt PSU to the system thus providing rock solid stability for the CPU and other critical functions of the Chroma system etc.

We have also purchased and (KSR) fitted the amazing CC+ CPU upgrade thus bringing these vintage systems right up to date. This upgrade is not cheap but offers a very high quality upgrade path securing the synths place in a modern studio environment, plus the obvious future resale value being increased significantly.

Please click here to find out all about the CC+ CPU Upgrade

The Chroma is a very well loved and supported vintage model within the synth community. Chris Ryan has an excellent website dedicated to the model which has been a, excellent source of knowledge and support generally: rhodeschroma.com

This Rhodes Chroma is sold with a 3 month warranty and has been converted to operate on EU 220V.

Price: £5690 UK Pounds

Availability: This Rhodes Chroma CC+ is SOLD as at 12th September 2014.

Click on the Thumbnails for higher resolution photos of previously restored Chroma CC+. High-res pictures of the actual synth for sale will be made available post-restoration.

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Moog Prodigy

Due into stock: 2nd July 2014

Restoration Status: Just fully restored by KSR in July 2014

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Available for sale now.

Remarks: It’s been a little while since we have had a Prodigy in stock so we are delighted to see this old friend. This is a really super monosynth, full of thick sonic Moogy-ness, a rock-sold star performer and beautifully made.

Our vintage synth restoration experts, KSR, have just fully restored this powerful little Moog so she is 100% perfect in operation, and as you can see form the pictures below, in outstanding cosmetic condition.

This example is a late version with the full compliment of CV/Gate I/O on the rear-panel – Model 3368X / Serial Number 11290X. It operates on EU/UK 220-240V.

Price: £1090 UKP

Availability:  This Moog Prodigy is now SOLD as at 22nd July 2014.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of actual Moog Prodigy for sale.

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Prophet 600 w/Teensy

We are delighted to offer this immaculate, pro-restored Prophet 600 for sale.

The Prophet 600 was the first commercially available synth to have MIDI as standard from the factory and this later version has 100 patch-memory. The sound is reminiscent of the Prophet 5, being Curtis Chipset based, but features 2 on-board sequencers and an arpeggiator which is really useful & something the P5 lacked.

In recent times there have been some truly excellent upgrade options coming to the market for the P600 and one that we really like is the GliGli-Teensy++. We have supplied and installed the Teensy++ into this P600 and the transformation has to be heard to be believed….it’s simply incredible. In our opinion, this P600 will now easily (sonically) match the Prophet 5, and the filter/resonance is so powerful that it’s now punching in a different synth league altogether.

For more information on what the Teensy++ upgrade now delivers through improved functionality, and enhanced sonic capability (getting a LOT more out of the Curtis Chipset) the please click the link to read the user manual (and install guide) here: http://sfx.gligli.free.fr/zik/p600/Prophet600FirmwareUpgrade_en_beta_1_0.pdf

The P600 is a really excellent way to dial into that classic Prophet sound but much more affordable than it’s bigger brothers (P5,P10 & T8 etc). It has that wonderful vintage analogue warmth and can can kick out some powerful/edgy leads and effects…a great all-rounder but with character & vintage appeal.

A good demo here by Thomas Faurby of purely the P600, and although this is a stock sounding synth, still very nice indeed: YouTube Preview Image

Our P600 has only just been fully professionally restored by KSR so is in 100% operational condition.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition and clearly has never been gigged. The synth was purchased from a UK owner and is a very nice example & plays beautifully. The only item of note is that the original end-cheeks had been replaced with some horrible MDF items in the synths past, so we had ‘Lamond Design’ manufacture some beautiful solid Oak replacements, which KSR hand stained and wax finished and look beautiful.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on US 110V and EU 220V.

Price: £1390 GBP.

Availability: This Prophet 600 is now SOLD as at 26th June 2014.

Click the thumbnails for higher resolution photos.

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Oberheim Matrix 12

Restoration Status: This Matrix 12 has been fully pro-restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Ready for sale now (February 2014).

Remarks: We have been fortunate to source another pristine condition Matrix 12 which we are very pleased to present for re-sale.

This example is a USA manufactured model.

Once you’re familiar with the (not all that complicated) interface of the Matrix 12 you have one of the most powerful analogue systems ever made. The M12 was the last of the old Oberheim analogue synth technology, was beautifully designed and a powerhouse of thick analogue goodness that was tragically lost from just about every synth made after, when we all decided that the DX7 was the future!

The restoration work included a full system overhaul, PSU rebuild, calibration/testing and the case and all sockets/switches will been thoroughly cleaned etc. Keyboard assembly deep-cleaned with new bushings fitted and the wood re-finished so she looks and works like new.

This Matrix 12 operates on EU 220V & US 110V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £5990 UK Pounds

Availability: This Matrix 12 is now SOLD as at 21st September 2014.

Picture below of actual Matrix 12 for sale. Click on the thumbnails for a high resolution photos.

 

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ROLAND JUNO-6

How about owing this fully pro-restored, guaranteed and genuine Vintage Roland Analogue Polysynth.

This wonderful 6 voice system came from a time when Roland made the best looking synths and had a warm and timeless vintage sound to them. The Juno 6 was many peoples first polysynth and we have had many tell us that they sold theirs years ago and regretted it – well, you can have one again…and a really beautiful example as well.

Although lacking MIDI, this synth has a nostalgic appeal and is perfectly useable to make music today but you have to use your hands and not a remote computer to play it. The digitally controlled/generated oscillator keeps the system in perfect tune, and this model has the exact same sound and programming capability of the Juno 60…without the extra price.

The condition is very good as you can see from the pictures below, and it although shows some signs of age on its paint work in places, but it has just been fully overhauled so rock-solid reliable and a great studio or even live tool.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on UK/EU 220V voltage.

Price: £795 GBP

Availability: This Juno 6 is now SOLD as at 27th June 2014.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of actual Juno 6 for sale.

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Roland Jupiter 8

Restoration Status: Restoration to startED in July 2014.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): October 2014

Remarks: It’s always a real pleasure to have a Jupiter 8 in stock and we are subjecting this example to our Total Restoration operational & cosmetic overhaul – so that means we’re investing over £2500 GBP in restoration costs alone!

‘Total Restoration’ means all the metal the panels have been stripped and re-sprayed & screen-printed, and the aluminium end-cheeks re-anodised. All the electronics will be completely overhauled, key-bed refurbished and even a brand new new perspex display etc. This is the highest level restoration we can offer for these wonderful synths and the finished machine will look and feel like new.

RL Music has developed this highly specialised service for the Jupiter 8 as professionally prepared instruments of this standard are in such high demand from customers with high expectations of quality. You will not find any other business around the world offering anything close this level of restoration. This is a unique opportunity to own a pristine example – that’s also sold with a 6 month warranty!

This example is a 14 bit version with a Kenton MIDI kit installed.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Guide price £8500 GBP.

Availability: This ultra-high level restored Jupiter 8 is now SOLD as at 31st October 2014.

Click on the image for higher resolution photo of previous ‘Total Restoration’ JP8 from RL Music.

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Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our customer

Came into stock: 10th May 2014

Restoration Status: KSR to service once sold, and prior to shipping to the new owner.

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this good condition Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 that was fully pro-restored in August 2013 but an respected UK synth tech we know well.

These are unique sounding instruments and don’t be fooled in thinking the Prophet 08 is an alternative – it’s really not. There’s a certain punch and warmth that this Curtis chipset based system delivers, and you just have to listen to a-ha, Soft Cell and Genesis etc. to appreciate how influential this synth was to musicians in the 1980s….and still is today.

Did you know that the Prophet 5 can be set up to operate in different temperaments from equal-temprement. The operating system allows you to program microtonal adjustments across the keyboard, and store this in the synth memory locations. This is not something we have tried, but the user manual goes into some depth about how to achieve it.

This particular example has the upgraded memory to hold 120 programs, but does not have the factory MIDI fitted. We are able to supply and fit a Kenton MIDI kit if required although this upgrade cost option is not reflected in the sales price below – please email us for a quote.

The operational condition is excellent, although we will service the synth again prior to handing over to the new owner. The cosmetic condition is good, but there are a couple of blemishes that we have identified in one of high-res pictures below. These blemishes mean the synth cannot be sold as a pristine example, so this is not a collector-grade instrument, but probably more a everyday musicians synth, thats works flawlessly. The Prophet 5 has been priced to reflect it’s overall condition.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

This Prophet 5 is sold through RL Music with a 3 month warranty, and can operate on US 110V or EU 220V. Also, a photo copy of the user manual in a binder, and the cassette (copy) of factory preset files are supplied with the synth.

Price Post-Servicing: £3600 GBP.

Availability: This Prophet 5 is now SOLD as at 29th June 2014.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of actual synth.

 

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Roland Jupiter 6

Came into stock: 3rd April 2014

Servicing Status: KSR undertaking full servicing now so should be ready in April.

Remarks: We have been fortunate to purchase this excellent condition JP6 from a UK owner who had owned it since 1985, only ever having used it at home.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8.

Our vintage synth restoration guru, Kent Spong of KSR, is going though the JP6 now and is treating the synth to a complete overhaul which includes: re-capping and system-wide cleaning, new battery and restore to factory calibrations specs etc.

It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and superb example, fresh from the hands of a master synth restorer, and fully guaranteed.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on 220V EU voltage. User manual will be supplied in a PDF.

Price: £2650 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 30th April 2014.

Library picture supplied below but high-res pictures coming shortly

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ELKA SYNTHEX Mk2

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our customer

Came into stock: 125th February 2014

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: A nice condition of the mid version (Mk2) Elka Synthex – with the factory MIDI option delivered through break-out-MIDI cables (supplied)

This has to be the one of the finest analogue polysynths ever made and was used by all the top artists of the 80’s, especially JMJ.  Built in 4 track sequencer 8 voice polyphonic, twin oscillator 24 dB/octave low pass filter 6 & 12 dB/octave band pass filters 12 dB/octave high pass filter. The specification doesn’t tell you that this is a silky smooth performer and in the right hands can deliver and almost polyphonic modular experience…just an amazing machine.

The overall condition of this Synths is very good indeed and representative of a well looked after 30+ year old vintage synth with just the normal signs of wear to the panels and wood cabinet.

Runs on EU 220V, and is sold with a full RL music 3 month warranty.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Price: £6950 GBP.

Availability: This Elka Synthex is no longer available for sale.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos.

 

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MOOG MEMORYMOOG

Came into stock: Due late-February 2014

Restoration Status: Full restoration will commence by KSR early March 2014.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready by late March or early April 2014.

This example is in superb condition, 100% original and an un-modified standard version, so no MIDI but a prime candidate for the LAMM upgradeor MIDI socket-upgrade from Kenton if so wished.

Memorymoogs have to be in the top 5 list of machines for any serious analogue fan and among the most individual sounding (monster) polysynths ever made. These instruments have become very hard to find in the last 5 years or so in anything like decent condition and demand, as with so many of the truly iconic synths from this period, has increased significantly leaving a big hole in the market for top quality examples.

Our vintage synth restorers, KSR, have considerable experience in restoring Memorymoogs – which is more of an art form than an engineering function, and as such, each synth gets around 20+ hours of meticulous & skilled work invested into them just on the electronic side then the aluminum case is deep cleaned and the wood cabinet hand-finished (stripped, stained and waxed) to reveal the beautiful wood character to it full.

Once fully restored by us these instruments are reliable, stable and everyday usable in a professional/production environment or the home enthusiast studio for many years to come.

Considering the beautiful condition and extreme care taken in the restoration work we are invest into it, we are confident that this Memorymoog will be a huge asset to any musician wanting a truly iconic synth to hold on to for many years. This is a fully working synth (tunes 6 voiced every time), is stable, sounds epic and can be used everyday!

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty, owners manual (on PDF only) and runs EU 220V voltage. MIDI can be fitted at an additional cost – please enquire for more details.

Price = £5500 GBP

Availability: – This Memorymoog is now SOLD as at 30th April 2014.

Library shot of previous sold Memorymoog, pictures of actual synth for sale coming post-restoration.

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EMS SYNTHI AKS

Came into stock: 1st December 2013

Restoration Status: Being restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): End of February 2014.

Remarks: Another of the worlds most sought after synthesizers, which we are very fortunate to have for sale.

This example is in absolutely immaculate cosmetic condition and completely unmodified. The whole synth is being stripped and rebuilt by KSR, with every operational aspect of the AKS being addressed as part of the detailed restoration work.

These models are becoming extremely hard to source anywhere in the world, and combined with the demand by professional users, the ‘global market’ prices are being driven up fast so now might be a good time to invest in one before they become ‘Vintage Buchla or Moog Modular’ prices.

This Synthi AKS has a full compliment of Matrix pins and operates on EU 220V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £10,500 UK Pounds.

Availability: This Synthi AKS is now SOLD as at 6th January 2013.

Library sample picture supplied below

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Roland Jupiter 6

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our customer

Came into stock: 10th October 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: We’re delighted to be able to offer, what we consider is without any doubt, the finest condition Jupiter 6 in the world.

This Jupiter 6 has the Europa upgrade fitted and was purchased from new, in the UK, by the customer we are now selling it for. I has only ever been used in the owners home and lovingly cared for as their prized possession for over 30 years, but they have finally decided to let it go to fund other music projects.

The famed ‘Europa’ firmware upgrade for the Jupiter-6 provides a truly modern MIDI specification where all the synth front-panel parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller (SysEx). This brings the Jupiter 6 beautifully into the 21st Century DAW environment and adds significant ‘owners’ value to the synth.

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983, and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8. It’s a professional grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rare, so here is your opportunity to buy and absolutely stunning example that’s got to be a keeper!

Runs on EU 220V, is supplied with a flight-case, custom made dust cover, original Roland owners manual and Europa manual – all in pristine condition as well.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Price: £2950 GBP.

Availability: This Roland Jupiter 6 is now SOLD as at 13th October 2013.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of the actual Jupiter 6 for sale.

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Roland Juno 60

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our customer

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music 2nd October 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: This model has become the most popular (and affordable) Vintage Analogue Polysynth in the world, well we think it has, and strong demand from our customers would support this belief.

The Juno 60 is the same synth as the Juno 6 but the 60 has programmable memories and MIDI Capability. As with it’s sibling, the sound engine is the same beautifully warm vintage Roland sound, but having the memories on the 60 makes it more of a ‘go-to’ synth for working musicians wanting that vintage sound.

This factory standard Juno 60 has come to us from a long standing RL Music customer who is downsizing his synth collection, which is all in ‘collectors quality’ condition. We know this because we sold this Juno 6o to them late last year! We’re very pleased to be able to offer this immaculate vintage synthesizer as a Brokered deal, and we will be fully servicing it and selling it with a 3 month warranty.

This Juno 60 is without doubt the finest condition example we have ever seen. It also is supplied with its original black Roland, fur-lined, flight case and original owners manual.

Runs on EU 220V.

If you want MIDI to be fitted to this Juno 60 then please enquire as we can supply and install the Minerva MIDI retrofit kit to this synth, although the sales price quoted below does not include this option. The price to supply and install the Minerva MIDI kit would be a further £360 GBP.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Price: £1390 GBP.

Availability: This Juno 60 is now SOLD as at 7th October 2013.

Click on the thumbnails for higher resolution photos of the actual Juno 60 for sale.

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SCi Prophet 5 w/MIDI

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 with Kenton MIDI

We’re delighted to be able to offer you this really superb condition Prophet 5 that has only just been fully restored by KSR.

These are unique sounding instruments and don’t be fooled in thinking the Prophet 08 is an alternative – it’s really not.  There’s a certain punch and warmth that this Curtis chipset based system delivers, and you just have to listen to a-ha, Soft Cell and Genesis etc. to appreciate how influential this synth was to musicians in the 1980s….and still is today.

The Kenton MIDI kit works flawlessly and brings the P5 into the DAW environment nicely which keeps the synth in step with all the modern music tech.

Restoration included full system overhaul (re-capped/calibration etc) and clean and keyboard assembly deep-clean with new bushings.  The wood case has been also been re-finished with new name plates fitted etc.  All the potentiometers and micro-switches were cleaned as well so all are smooth to touch and operate. The original factory patches have also been loaded to finish her off and presents a cosmetic finish that looks as-new and 100% perfect in operation.

Runs on EU (220V) and US (110V) and is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music.

Price = £3750 UK Pounds

Availability: The Prophet 5 is now SOLD on deposit as at 3rd October 2013

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Free Roland SH101 Co...

Hi everyone!

Yes, that time has come again to provide you with the details of our next FREE Synth Give-Away Competition, and we’re very excited to tell you all what we have decided on as the next prize. We’ve first announced this competition on our RL Music Facebook Page which now exceeds 18,600 fans, so this competition is a big ‘THANK YOU’ from us, for all your support, contributions and enthusiasm in making our Facebook Synth Community Page so popular.

So, the question is – would YOU like the chance to win a professionally restored Roland SH101?

Btw – the Roland 100M Modular is not included, but we hope you like this as a back-drop. Richard was included in the shot as we needed him to hold the SH101 🙂

The SH101 has a retail value to us of £790 UK Pounds (around $1250 USD), and is a much loved and legendary vintage analogue synth. The synth has recently been fully restored by KSR and is supplied with its original mod-grip and strap. You might think we’re crazy offering this fantastic vintage monosynth for free, but we are asking something small in return for you to enter the competition, as follows:

If you sign up for the RL Music Newsletter (details in the footer on EVERY page on the RL Music website), then you’ll be registered for the competition – thats it.

PLEASE NOTE: Existing Newsletter registrants are automatically entered so there is no need to re-register…we already have your details guys.

The RL Music Roland SH101 Giveaway Competition is open to everyone (world-wide) and the competition starts today – 17th September 2013, and will remain open for registration until midnight on Thursday 31st October 2013. A draw will take place on Sunday 3rd November to find the lucky winner.

The competition prize includes all packing and shipping (fully insured) to the winner and the synth is supplied with a full 3 month warranty.

So, there you are..a professionally restored Vintage Roland SH101 for FREE…so, has that got you excited?

Good luck everyone!

Richard Lawson
Founder & Proprietor of RL Music

SUBSCRIBE HERE TO WIN AN SH101