Minimoog #11549

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK client.

Service Status:

A full service was carried out by Jim McKenna of Singing Cat Services in May 2023.


It’s a rare opportunity these days for us to handle a vintage Minimoog, so not a clone or re-issue but the real deal, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this late production version of vintage Minimoog (serial number 11549). 


Our client purchased this Minimoog new from a music retailer in Carlisle on 28th January 1980 – we have the original sales receipt, although will not publish this as it contains personal data, but it will be provided to the buyer of this Moog. The provenance is therefore perfect for this 43+ year old Minimoog, and the serial number being #11549 places it towards the end the production runs from Moog, so offered the final evolution in terms of the architecture. 

Our client had assembled a modest & much valued vintage synth collection over the years, all of which we have the honour for selling for him as he has made the difficult decision to let these instruments pass to new owners. The Minimoog has been cherished, played & enjoyed only ever at home, during his 43 years of ownership.


As mentioned in the introduction, this Minimoog went through a complete professional service by Jim McKenna Singing Cat Services in May 2023, as part of the pre-sale diligence in getting it ready for sale and in top operational condition for the new owner. We have been provided with a service report against the works carried out at Singing Cat Services, so please clock the link below so you can open up the  PDF:

Singing Cat Services Service Report – Minimoog #11549 PDF.


You can decide by looking at the pictures below on how to measure this but we’d rate it as a very good all original survivor machine, so no overt restoration to the wood cabinet and all original controls with no modifications. As we are moving towards half a century on the age of many of these vintage Minimoog, the value of them being completely factory stock would have more appeal that highly restored examples.

The cabinet has a lovely aged patina and the main control surfaces are all in superb condition. There is an insert missing from one of the control knobs on the VCO 3 Waveform,  and some of the other knobs inserts have oxidised a little, but new replacement parts can still be easily purchased on line should you wish t address these minor blemishes. The aluminium chassis and surround are all in great shape, and all look perfectly in keeping for an original Moog synthesizer from the late 1970s.

Dud to its age and originality, we feel these vintage instruments should not be over restored, but if you prefer to have the wood cabinet fully refurbished then please contact us about this as we can get a quotation from Kent at KSR to have this carried out.  The treatments to the cabinet usually require the original varnish and stain to be removed, the wood rubbed down to remove as much of the signs of wear, and then restrained and waxed to finish. The results are very good, beautiful, but not everybody likes this kind of restoration anymore, so let us know if this is something you would like to consider and we’ll gather a quote.

You may notice from the photos that one of the waveform selector knobs is missing its silver insert, this came out recently and wasn’t available to us at time of photographing the Moog for this sales listing. We do have a new replacement knob for this, so it will be fitted to the Minimoog at point of sale, with no charge of course.


Our client had retained all the original documents since he purchased the Minimoog in 1980, so the following documents will be provided with the synth (see picture below):

Minimoog Operation Manual (dated 1978) with also includes schematics and some service notes on how to calibrate it.

Minimoog User Patch-book (dated 1977) 

Minimoog Sound Charts Booklet

Studio Sound Magazine article (dated Nov 1972)


As this Minimoog was recently serviced in May this year, the synth does not need any further attention, but as part of our post-sale process, we will ask Kent Spong at KSR to carry out a health-check on the Moog once the sale has completed.  This will add a couple of weeks to the post-sale timeline.

This Minimoog can run either EU220V or US110V (switchable) and has a UK type plug fitted to the power chord.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Minimoog worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  You are also welcome to collect the Minimoog from us in Reading.

We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£5,700 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Minimoog to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.


This Minimoog is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Minimoog for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.