muSonics Sonic V

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our client in the USA

We present a truly stunning condition, and ultra-rare Moog muSonics Sonic V.

We have only ever seen one of these unique vintage instruments before, so to be able to offer a pristine and fully pro-restored example is quite a privilege. This is of course the predecessor to the Moog Sonic 6, which became a portable brief-case style synth.The Sonic V utilises an early 24db diode filter (not transistors like the Minimoog) which has a very musical feel, and although very Moog in charterer, can also deliver more aggressive & interesting tones. The 2 VCO system sounds beautiful and offers considerably more routing possibilities than that of a Minimoog, making it a very flexible synth.

This Sonic V was purchased from it’s original and only owner – a vintage Moog collector based in New York, USA. Interestingly, we have been supplied with a picture of an original ‘muSonics sales brochure’ from the early 70s which covers the Sonic V and Minimoog, so please see that in the images presented below.

This instrument has just gone through a complete professional cosmetic & operational restoration in the USA, so is sold with a full warranty, but below is a summary of the work carried out by a professional vintage synth restorer.

Notes on the Cosmetic Restoration:
The current owner would have liked to have saved the original cabinet, but it was long gone and something like that just can’t be cost effectivley restored since it used veneer and plywood, so a beautiful new solid Walnut cabinet has been made by Wes Taggart of Analogics. The control surfaces are in excellent condition (see pictures), and all the original knobs, switch caps, and slider caps are retained, although due to significant ‘yellowing’ with age, all the keys have been replaced with new ones.

Notes on the Operational Restoration:
The Sonic V has been completely disassembled and gone through a ground-up restoration, to include: all electrolytic capacitors replaced (all boards/rectifier board, power supply), all switches, potentiometers & sliders have been deep cleaned. The key-bed has had a total mechanical overhaul along with the new rubbers & keys being fitted (as mentioned above). Lastly, the synth has been fully calibrated of course. The cost of the restoration work has exceeded £2500 alone!

A very high-quality custom road case has been built for the Sonic V due to it’s unusual shape, and it will provide maximum protection for shipping, although dimensionally it’s a large & heavy instrument.

The Sonic V is based in the USA (runs on 110V), so the cost of shipping, and any applicable import duties are not covered in the advertised sales price below. For a quote to ship it to you the please contact Richard at RL Music directly to discuss your requirements etc.

Guide Price: £8400 GBP.

Availability: This Moog muSonics Sonic V is now SOLD as at 20th December 2014.

Picture of the actual muSonics Sonic V for sale below, so please click on the Thumbnails for higher resolution photos.