Minimoog #2863

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in April 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to commence restoration once we deliver to their workshop in April 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready in May 2013

Remarks: Another nice early production version Minimoog and this really super (made around 1974) example became available to us – owning a serial number of 2863.

There is something special about owning an early model that become immediately apparent once you start playing it, it’s about the sound. Also, the cabinets that Moog were using for these earlier machines was of a high quality hard wood, and they always respond beautifully to restoration. The picture featured below was from a similar age Minimoog that we restored a few years ago, so you can see the cosmetic results.

This particular Minimoog has has the octave buffer board fitted, and the upgraded VCO board from the later Minimoogs, so it will make it track and stay in tune beautifully across the octaves.

Once the restoration has been completed, this Minimoog will be good for another 40+ years. These instruments are many peoples ‘dream synth’ so if you are after something special..to keep, then why not finally get what you always wanted.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £3990 BGP

Availability: This Minimoog is now SOLD as at 15th April 2013

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Arp 2600 Mk3 + 3620

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in mid February 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to undergo complete restoration once we deliver to their workshop in February.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready by April 2013

Remarks: The Arp 2600 is among the very finest vintage modular synths ever made and equally the most sought after. Global availability of these Mk 3 models is very scare now so we’re very pleased to have this example available for sale.

The restoration work we will undertake on this Arp includes; complete re-Tolexing of the cabinets & lids. A full system overhaul which covers: PSU rebuild, calibration/testing and the case and all sockets/switches/sliders thoroughly cleaned & system-wide calibrations. Keyboard assembly deep-cleaned with new bushings fitted etc. We may fit a new 17 inch reverb tank to this as well, depending on the tank that’s already fitted in the synth – we’ll check that during the strip-down for restoration.

These RL Music prepared Arp 2600 are almost in ‘as-new’ condition to look at and play when finished.  We can spend over £2500 UKP just in restoration costs for these models (synth & keys).

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £9500 UKP

Availability: This Arp 2600 Mk3 is now SOLD as at 5th April 2013.

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Access Virus B

Came into stock: Due end of January 2013

Restoration Status: Awaiting servicing by KSR for early February.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): February 2013.

Remarks: It is amazing to think it’s been over 14 years since their arrival to the synth market, and a fine reputation Access has built for HQ analogue modeled synths. The Virus B is a fantastic synth by modern standards, with 24 voice Polyphony and 3 VCO per voice etc – powerful stuff & a lot of synth for the money.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £490 UKP

Availability: This Access Virus B is now SOLD as at 15th February 2013

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Minimoog #26xx

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music late January 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to commence restoration once we deliver to their workshop in early February 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready in February 2013

Remarks: We have been looking for a nice early production version Minimoog and this really super (made around 1974) example became available to us – owning a serial number of 26xx.

There is something special about owning an early model that become immediately apparent once you start playing it, it’s about the sound. Also, the cabinets that Moog were using for these earlier machines was of a high quality hard wood, and they always respond beautifully to restoration. The picture featured below was from a similar age Minimoog that we restored a few years ago, so you can see the cosmetic results.

This #2xxx serial number Minimoog has has the octave buffer board fitted so it will make it track nicely across the octaves, and once the restoration has been completed, it will be a real gem to play and will be good for another 40+ years. These instruments are many peoples ‘dream synth’ so if you are after something special for this brand New Year then why not finally get what you always wanted.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £3850 UK Pounds

Availability: This Minimoog is now SOLD on deposit as at 23rd January 2013.

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EMS VCS3 Mk2

This item is in Stock

Came into stock: November 2012

Restoration Status: Currently Being restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): December 2012

Remarks: Arguably one of the most sought after synthesizers in the world and we rarely have these in stock.

We have this beautiful condition VCS3 Mk2 going through restoration that has come from an film score composers collection. We’re not permitted to say who owned it but it’s been used in quite a few scores over the last 20 years. The condition of all the control surfaces is superb with only the cabinet needing some light restorative work by KSR. The whole system will be fully overhauled prior to sale although it’s been very well maintained and looked after over the years by professionals, for a professional.

Being a Mk2 it has the Prestopatch fitted and has silver anodised aluminum panels and coloured ‘Cliff’ control knobs. The EMS has a full compliment of Matrix pins and currently operates on US 110V. We can convert this to EU voltage depending on the buyers requirements.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £9990 UK Pounds

Availability: This synth is now SOLD as at 29th November 2012

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MINIMOOG #11414

Late Minimoog (Serial No. 11414)

We present a most beautiful example of world’s most famous synthesizer which has been fully restored by our partners KSR.

We have here a late production model was one of the last few hundred to be manufactured, around 1980/81, which makes this a very stable in tuning and tracking – utilising the buffer-board (factory fitted) and late Moog VCOs…a players synth!

A note on the restoration:

On this particular example, we have had the original Moog cabinet re-finished by KSR and the results are pretty impressive. The wood has been stripped, stained and wax finished and shows beautiful character in the grain as you can see from the pictures.

Operationally speaking from the restoration standpoint, we do not change any electronic components that would compromise the integrity of the Moogs character. There might be some components that we will have prudently replaced due to age like but these are off-the-shelf components. The Keyboard is completely stripped and rebuilt with a full set of new bushings, all pots and switches cleaned, and the final calibration and test finishes of the restoration.

The aluminum real panel enclosure is completely original. We decided not to have the panel re-anodized as it contains some original Moog factory stickers that give this instrument complete authenticity. Restoration is a about balance, and although the cabinet is not the original brown varnished factory one, we think the work KSR have done does the synth great justice.

As you can see, the appearance of this professionally restored instrument is wonderful and the cabinet oozes a gorgeous vintage patina to the wood which makes the synth look wonderfully old-school…just as it should.

Considering the age, outstanding condition, and additional care taken in restoring this Minimoog, we are confident that she will see at least another 30 years of faithful operation. Being a Minimoog, this is naturally an excellent investment or everyday useable music instrument.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and can run either US or EU voltage through the power switch on the rear-panel.

Price: £3750 UK Pounds

Availability: This is now SOLD as at 20th November 2012

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Arp 2600 Mk3

Arp 2600 Mk3 + 3620 Keyboard

This item is awaiting delivery to RL Music from USA for restoration to commence

Came into stock: ETA w/c 16th July 2012

Restoration Status: Awaiting arrival

ETR (estimated time from restoration): End of October 2012

Remarks: A really beautiful condition Mk3 black & Orange 2600. It’s been a while since we have had one of these versions in stock so we’re excited to be able to offer this to our customers once ready.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: Estimated at £7990 to £8500 UKP

Update 20th July 2012: This instrument is now sold as at 2nd August 2012.

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MOOG MuSonics MINI

Moog MuSonics Minimoog

We are honored to have the opportunity to offer this quite exceptional, super rare and immaculate early Minimoog.

Generally accepted wisdom on actual numbers of the MuSonics Minimoogs manufactured suggest there were only around 150 or so ever made. There is an informative website dedicated to the Minimoog serial number history and registrations here:

Lords of the Mini

http://monsite-orange.fr/MiniMoog/page1/index.html

From new, in 1971, this particular example only ever had 2 custodians and has been extremely well cared for, so much care in fact that the instrument looks & plays like new. looking closely at the cosmetic condition, both inside and out, she has never been used outside the home environment and all the keys, knobs and switches feel super smooth and pristine. The serial number is in the early 1300 range and the synth has the original (Moog Modular style) metal face-plate and wheel-housing with the clear perspex wheels etc.

All the internal components are original so; original oscillators, stunning RA Moog filter and no buffer board and playing this Minimoog is a joy – she tracks and holds tune beautifully.

We purchased her from a collector in the USA in 2009 with the plan to keep her for posterity but, regrettably, we need to raise some money for other projects so she must be sold.

This truly exemplarily condition example has just been fully serviced, thoroughly cleaned and calibrated and the original Walnut case has been lightly re-finished and waxed to her original condition – all done by our restoration experts KSR – and sold with a full 3 month warranty.

This instrument runs under her original and unaltered 110v power supply and even has the original brown moog 2 core power lead. There is also a stunningly high-quality custom finished and perfect foam fitted anvil flight case that the MuSonic Minimoog will be sold with (which is probably worth over 200 UKP alone) which will be included in the final sale, free of charge.

Price = 7990 UK Pounds

Availability:This MuSonics Minimoog is now SOLD as at 30th January 2013

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R. A. MINIMOOG

RA Minimoog Serial # 1049

By the end of 1970, the now incorporated R. A. Moog Inc. introduced the Minimoog manufactured in Trumansburg NY. The first of all the subsequent Model D Minimoogs ever made were called the ‘RA Minimoog’ named so after after Robert Moog’s initials.

I present you with a March 1971 manufactured RA Minimoog available for sale.

This Minimoog was sold to the Rochester Museum in NY direct from the Moog Trumansburg factory on March 20th 1971, and was in their possession for 35 years, or at least until 2006.

This amaziing instrument has the fabled and early desined matched transistor filter, also it has had the Octave Buffer Board modification fitted to it at some time in its life to improve scaling.

It doesn’t have it’s original mod-wheel housing (for some historic reason) but does contain a very early ‘Moog Music’ wheel-housing with smooth opaque wheels. It has been one of my life’s dream to own such an extraordinary instrument but I have to consider letting her go due to more pressing needs.

There is documented provence from the Moog archives for this RA Minimoog – it’s the 49th Model D ever made – this is a very special synthesizer!

It’s quite possible that Bob Moog himself had a hand in the assembly of this particular Minimoog and original Walnut cabinet and metal facia just adds to the experience in knowing this is the genuine article from the early Moog company in 1971.

So, what have we done in terms of restoration?

My trusted Vintage Moog restoration expert, Kent Spong of KSR – London, reported that the internal condition of this instrument is like brand new. It’s clear that this Minimoog has had very little use and we could not see any evidence that it was ever worked on by a tech since it was built in 1971. The key-bed has had new bushes fitted by KSR, and along with some minor cleaning to pots and switches, a full calibration has been carried out…that’s it, and that’s all it needed.

KSR also (very sympathetically) hand-finished the Walnut Cabinet to bring back the character and waxed finished it so, apart from natural aging and darkening of the wood, it looks like the day it was made.

Oh, and It plays beautifully by the way, and holds tune tune and scales like a late Minimoog, which means you can use this Moog to make music with and not just to lovingly stare at it. The matched transistor ladder filter is amazing and the last word in that classic Vintage Moog sound.

This extraordinary instrument is being sold with a 3 month warranty. It operates (perhaps obviously) under the US 110v voltage.

Price = 9000 UK Pounds

Availability:This RA Minimoog is now SOLD as at 30th January 2013

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MOOG MINIMOOG

Late Minimoog (Serial No. 12883) With MIDI

Another of the worlds most famous synthesizer from RL Music!

This very late model was one of the last few hundred to be manufactured, around 1981, which makes this a very stable in tuning and tracking – utilising the buffer-board (factory fitted) and late Moog VCOs…a players synth!

In addition, the S-Trig socket has been modified into a DIN socket to accept the Phillip Rees MIDI to CV cable. This very simple and elegant retro-fit enables this Minimoog to operate over MIDI. The Phillip Rees MIDI unit is supplied with the synth free of charge.

A note on the restoration:

On this particular example, we have had the original Moog cabinet re-finished by KSR and the results are pretty impressive. The wood has been stripped, stained and wax finished and shows beautiful character in the grain as you can see from the pictures.

Operationally speaking from the restoration standpoint, we do not change any electronic components that would compromise the integrity of the Moogs character. There might be some components that we will have prudently replaced due to age like but these are off-the-shelf components. The Keyboard is completely stripped and rebuilt with a full set of new bushings, all pots and switches cleaned, and the final calibration and test finishes of the restoration.

The aluminum real panel enclosure is completely original. We decided not to have the panel re-anodized as it contains some original Moog factory stickers that give this instrument complete authenticity. Restoration is a about balance, and although the cabinet is not the original brown varnished factory one, we think the work KSR have done does the synth great justice.

As you can see, the appearance of this professionally restored instrument is remarkable and high-res pictures are available on request.

Considering the age, outstanding condition, and additional care taken in restoring this Minimoog, we are confident that she will see at least another 30 years of faithful operation. Being a Minimoog, this is naturally an excellent investment or everyday useable music instrument.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and can run either US or EU voltage through the power switch on the rear-panel.

Price = SOLD 6th July

Availability = No Longer Available

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