Roland CR78

Came into stock: 12th June 2014

Restoration Status: Restoration underway by our RL Music Service Partner – KSR (Kent Spong Restorations).

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2014

Remarks: The CR78 has to be one of the most distinctive drum machines ever made, and has been used by used by artist such as: Brian Ferry, Gary Numan, 808 State, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Ultravox etc.

This CR78 is actually owned by Kent Spong of KSR himself, so we are helping him find a new owner for his machine. The cosmetic condition is pristine, and although fully working, Kent has decided to overhaul the entire drum machine prior to sale.

Very interestingly, there is a excellent MIDI kit available for the the CR78 from a company called CHD. The MIDI kit provides complete and individual control of all the machines instruments and operational function , as well as being able to program the unit via MIDI. This means you can use a MIDI keyboard rather than the antiquated (and often missing) WS-1 remote box to do the programming. Kent has just fitted one of these CHD MIDI Kits for a customer of his and was extremely impressed with the functionality, and it’s really well priced! Click the link to find out more:

If you wanted MIDI fitting to this CR78 then all you need do is purchase the kit and send it to us and we will fit it for £50.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £1150 GBP.

Availability: This Roland CR78 is now SOLD as at 19th August 2014.

Library picture below of the last CR78 we sold. High-res pictures of the actual CR78 for sale will be made available post-restoration.