Oberheim Xpander

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

Coming into stock: Came into stock in May 2024.

Servicing Status: KSR have carried out a service on this Xpander in May 2024.

Remarks: Much has been written on these incredible synthesizers and it’s understandable when you use them as they really can deliver a thick analogue wall of sound, and are perfect pad and brass sources just for starters.

The Xpander lineage includes the Matrix 6 and 12 and is a fully midi configured, 6 voice Polysynth – an excellent addition to any analogue set-up and has to be heard to be believed. he Xpander offers a deep programmable architecture for those of you into tweaking but can also be a very user-friendly hands-on preset machine.  This means they sit between that digital and analogue medium perfectly and are arguably the best of the hybrid technology of the early to mid-1980s.

About This Xpander:

This example is a USA built unit that works perfectly, and as mentioned above, has just been fully serviced by KSR.  The cosmetic condition is all original and absolutely first class, excellent, as you can see from the pictures below, with barely any perceptible marks or signs of use, which is quite remarkable for a 40+ year old music instrument.

The owner purchased a Star Dust cover for it a few years ago and it is supplied with the synth on-sale.  The cover is well used and has done a fantastic job protecting the instrument.

We are Brokering this Xpander for a private owner whom imported from the USA in 2016. It has only ever been used in a home studio environment since. 

The Xpander runs on US115~230V (switchable), is supplied with an IEC cable with UK-plug fitted and photocopy of the June 1984 user manual by Daniel Soferan. In addition, an original factory presets cassette is also supplied.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Xpander worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.  The synth is located with us in Reading, so you are welcome to collect it from us if you prefer.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £4,500 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT does not apply to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This Xpander is available for sale now.

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Roland Juno 106

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

Came into stock: 

December 2023

Service Status: 

A full service was carried out by Ben Rossborough at Cyberwave EMS in November 2023, including it being retrofitted with the 80017A VCF VCA Juno-106 voice chip Filter IC clones from Analogue Renaissance.

Remarks: 

Without any doubt a true vintage synth and a very useable and practical analogue polysynth keyboard for live use as well as studio.  The is among the first factory fitted MIDI synths from Roland in the early 80s, and with its on-board effects (chorus) and a really warm 24db/Oct filter, it sounds (and is) really retro whilst the DCO’s provide strong tuning stability.

The more advanced MIDI control on the 106 (SysEx) means you can use external patch-editors (Mac & PC) although in truth it’s not all that complex to program from the front panel…which is a big part of the joy of owing a vintage synth like this.

Background:

Our client purchased this many years ago, and the Juno 106 had only ever been used at his home but they now work abroad so the synth had been stored away for some time. It was recently sent over to Ben at Cyberwave for a full service as it had been stored for a while, and the full suite of brand new VCF/VCA installed as mentioned above, so it’s a  good to go.

Condition:

The cosmetic condition is outstanding, excellent as you can see from the photos included in this listing that we took. 

Health-Check & Servicing:

Operationally it’s 100% having just had a full service. 

This Juno 106 is a EU220V machine, we will supply a UK type plug IEC cable.  We also have the original Roland Juno 106 Owner Manual for this synth, which is included in the sale.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Juno 106 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.  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: 

£1,700 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Juno 106 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This Roland Juno 106 is now SOLD.  This loisting was updated on Wednesday 24th January 2024 @ 09:56 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Juno 106 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.

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Schmidt 8-Voice

We are Brokering this limited production run and modern classic for and on behalf of our UK client.

Service Status: 

Full health-check to be carried out post-sale.

Remarks: 

We present a fabulous opportunity to own a mint condition 2018 production version Schmidt 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer – Serial number 057. There were only 100 Schmidt 8-Voice manufactured, in batches of 25 at a time, so this example came from the third production run, assembled and shipping from Schmidt during 2018.

About the Schmidt 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer:

Schmidt themselves have a website dedicated to this incredible instrument, so we would recommend you click the link below to find out all about what makes this already a classic and among one of the most highly desirable synthezisers ever made:

https://www.schmidt-synthesizer.com/en/

Background:

Our client purchased this Schmidt 8-Voice in December 2017, and as the instrument was built to order for them, they took delivery of it on 21st September 2018. It has resided in a home studio since then and kept under a dust cover when not in use, so is in as-new condition with actually very little use. Our client confessed that due to demands of running his own business, he has not had much time to actually play the Schmidt, and feels it should go to someone else who can get better use from it.

It was originally shipped from Schmidt securely contained within a custom flight-case, and our client had retailed that, so the instrument will be supplied with this case as part of the sale.

We have a copy of the original sale s receipt which might be available to the new owner, subject to our clients approval as it does contain personal details of course, but this forms part of the instruments provenance.

Health-Check:

As this is an almost new machine, we will not be needing to carry out any maintenance on the Schmidt, but it will be fully tested by us prior to handing it over to the new owner.

Condition:

As new – mint condition.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Schmidt 8-Voice worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  Due to the sheer size and weight of the flight-cased instrument, we would recommend having it custom crated and palleted for shipping overseas.  UK buyers would be able to collect it from us in Reading and/or we might be able to deliver it in person, depending on your location, and subject to quotation.

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: 

£19,990 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Schmidt 8-Voice to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This Schmidt 8-Voice is no longer available for sale.  This listing was uodted on Wednesday 6th March at 13:07 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Schmidt 8-Voice for sale – these were supplied to us by our client.  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.

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Arp 2600 + 1621 Sequ...

We are Brokering these vintage Arp instruments 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.

www.singingcatservices.co.uk

Remarks: 

We present a fabulous opportunity to own a stunning condition late production version Arp 2600 that comes partnered with its companion keyboard controller, the 3620. In addition, this beautiful 2600 is complete with the 1621 Sequencer. This iteration of 2600 represent the final production version, often referred to as the ‘Black & Orange,’ or 2601 v2.0 (possible v3.0)

This production version contains the post-lawsuit Moog 4072 style filter. This instrument is at least 43 years old (likely built in 1979).

Background:

Our client purchased this Arp 2600/3602 and 1621 Sequencer together brand new from Chase Music in Manchester on 16th 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 Arp combo. The provenance is therefore perfect for this 43+ year old equipment. 

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/custodians. These beauty vintage Arp instruments have all been cherished, played & enjoyed only ever at home, during his 43 years of ownership.

Servicing:

As mentioned in the introduction, the Arp 2600 Synth, 3602 Keyboard and 1621 Sequencer, all went through a complete professional service by Jim McKenna Singing Cat Services in April/May 2023, as part of the pre-sale diligence in getting it ready for sale and be 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 – Arp 2600 & 3620 #2602/0208 PDF.

Singing Cat Services Service Report – Arp 1621 Sequencer #1621-01121 PDF.

Also, our client had James Walker at Synth Repair Services carry out a minor service service on the 2600 on 18th April 2016. We have the original receipt so will provide this to the new owner pos-sale but again, we will not publish this online as it contains personal data,

Condition:

We consider all three instructs to be in outstanding condition, stunning, but you can decide yourself by looking at the pictures below. As province goes it does not get any better than a single owner instruments, and they are all 100% completely original machines, so no mods, so true survivors and highly collectable like this.

The Tolex covering on both the synth and keyboard is in exception condition with only some tine blemishes in places, and the nick plated fixtures and fitting are all present and have the expect patine for an instrument of this age. The console surfaces for both instruments is exemplary and all the original control knobs and slider caps are present.

The 1621 Sequencer is also in absolutely top cosmetic condition, probably the very best example we have seen, and is also equipped with all it’s original slider caps and program buttons, which are so bright and white they look like new!

Documents:

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

For 2600 & 3620:

Arp 2600 Owners Manual (dated 1971) 

Arp 3620 Keyboard Owners Manual (dated 1977) 

Chase Musicians – Original Sales Receipt from 6th January 1981 (held off-line)

Magazine article/review on the 2600

For 1621 Sequencer:

Arp Sequencer Owners Manual (dated 1975)

Arp Promotional Colour Brochure (period produced)

Chase Musicians – Original Sales Receipt from 6th January 1981 (held off-line)

Synth Repair Services – Service receipt from 18th April 2016 (held off-line)

Accessories Included:

Included with the sale of the Arp 2600 & 1621 Sequencer is an assortment of cables, 12 in all of differing lengths, which will get you started with you patching. The only proviso on these OE cables are that they are at least 43years old so may not be reliable. We do not cover these parts under any warranty against defects, so we would recommend you purchase some new 3.5mm cables for a more reliable operation as we consider these parts as consumables in real terms.

In addition to the patching cables,  there are 2 foot-pedals included, one is an OE Arp pedal and the other is a third-party device. As with the cables, we do not cover these items under warranty but they are included within the sale as a courtesy.

Health-Check:

As this Arp 2600 3260 & 1621 Sequencer were serviced in May this year, so all items 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 Arps once the sale has completed.  This will add a couple of weeks to the post-sale timeline.

Both the Arp 2600 & 1621 Sequencer operate on EU220V~UK240V. The 2600 comes with a proprietary power-cable that has a UK type plug fitted to it and the sequencer is supplied with a UK tyre IEC cable.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Arp combo 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 equipment 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: 

£15,690 GBP

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

Availability: 

This Arp 2600, 3260 Keys & 1621 Sequencer are both SOLD.  This listing was updated on 8th November 2023 @ 10:39 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual vintage Arp instruments 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.

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Yamaha CS-70M

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

Servicing Status: KSR have carried out a full service this CS-70M in July 2023.

Remarks: 

This was one of those ‘time capsule’ moments when then owner of the CS-70M turns up with the instrument contained in its original retail packaging, and reveals the best condition example I have every seen in 22 years as a specialist vintage synth dealer. This CS-70M was purchased new by my Client on 25th February 1983. We have an image of the original sales invoice from 1983 (kept confidential but will be supplied to the new owner), along with all the original documentation, so Owners Manual, Service Manual and the colour printed Yamaha Sales Brochure for the CS070M (all pictured below).

The CS-70M has for many people been overlooked, overshadowed by its bigger brother – the CS80, but this instrument has ascended in popularity among aficionados, and we know this synth is highly sought after by those who truly appreciate it.

6 Voice, dual-channel (stereo), aftertouch, 30 memories, ring-mod, chorus & Leslie effects, lowpass, high-pass, and bandpass VCF, fully programmable and with a 4 channel polyphonic sequencer etc.

Those in the know will already tell you that this is one of the finest hybrid analogue polysynths ever made and a work of audio art in its own right.  It shares most of the same technology as the CS80 and many of the characteristics and tonal qualities as well. The big ‘plus’ over the CS-80 is the digital auto-tune facility that snaps the voice cards into tune upon powering up the synth.  These models do not suffer from any wayward tuning issues, so this was a step-change for Yamaha when this hybrid polysynth hit the market, of that over the CS-80 and its pure analogue foibles at least.

There are a few demos on YouTube of these but we like this rather ambient-noodling one from the Channel of MoreAnalog as it demonstrates nicely how the CS70M has that beautiful ambient CS80 vibe we love about this synth: 

https://youtu.be/1_jy9ERBTPs

Background:

As mentioned above, this is a remarkable single owner example that perfectly meets all the criteria to be a fine collectors item, as well as a usable music instrument. This is a completely factory stock survivor machine, so has not been retrofitted with MIDI, so no holes have been  drilled into its pristine case, so this lacks MIDI, but once you buy it then you can decide if that’s important to you to have implemented of if you prefer to retain its originality and collectable value by keeping it original.

The serial number for this CS-70M is: 1654

Condition:

The cosmetic condition of this example is exemplary with no perceivable ageing to the control surfaces. The faux wood laminate cabinet is in outstanding condition, unmarked, We would grade this as in Excellent condition – 10 out of 10 cosmetically…really.

All the original controls, slider-caps, knobs are intact and everything still looks sharp and clean.  We have all the original manuals and other documentation as mentioned above. There is even the small rubber cover for the Keycode port on the rear-panel still in place.

Operational Condition:

Operationally, our trusted and world-renowned ‘Yamaha CS Series’ restoration expert – Kent Spong of KSR, has already carried out a full service on the CS70M, so it’s 100% perfectly working and ready for its new owner now.  Servicing included re-capping the PSU, full system-wide test and calibrations and cleaning of sliders and pots where needed as the synth has been sat unused for some time so it did need some light attention, but we wanted a very light touch with this instrument. 

The only item that we need to report that is non-functional is the magnetic strip reader as there is a custom Yamaha IC that has failed on the reader and that part is no longer available. This is a very common problem on the CS-70M and we don’t currently have any workaround for this, so we are declaring it here so you have full knowledge when considering to to purchase the instrument.

The CS-70M operates from 100V to 240V as there is a switchable PSU switch(s) on the back panel, and this Yamaha is supplied with its original & proprietary 2-pin power cable. The unit has been fully tested under UK 240V conditions at the KSR workshop.

Packing, Shipping, Insurance and Warranty: 

We can ship this CS-70M worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  As this is supplied in its original retail box, then we would have to order a custom sized export-grade cardboard carton that encompasses the OE box as well, so it will be a large and heavy.

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.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote, but you are also welcome to collect it from us in person in Reading, UK.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month (return-to-dealer) warranty, covering all parts and labour.

Sales Price: 

£10,990 GBP

VAT is not applicable to UK buyers, however, the packing & shipping costs are subject to VAT @ 20%, should you need the goods shipped to you.  

Availability: 

This CS-70M is now SOLD – this listing was updated on Saturday 17th February @ 06:59 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual CS-70M 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.

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Yamaha DX1

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

Servicing Status: KSR have carried out a full health-check on this DX-1 in June 2023.

Remarks: A good all original condition Yamaha DX-1, which we have previously sold to the current owner but they are now Brokering it back through us for re-sale.

What is there to say on this 1983 flagship synthesizer that has not already been written, but it’s a very rare machine with only 140 reported to have ever been manufactured, so a really unique find in 2023. I terms of some historic information, we have found a useful website that has a dedicated page to the DX-1, which also includes some videos.  If you would like to delve into the back-story on the DX-1 and understand more about it’s capabilities and sounds the please click the link below to find out more:

Classic Gear -The Yamaha DX1: Owning and Recreating the King of FM

We are not affiliated, nor have we contributed or edited any of the information provided in the link above, so this is an independent source for the DX-1 which we hope you find of interest.

Cosmetic Condition:

The overall condition of this example is very good, with the normal amount of wear we would expect to see on a synth this age, size and quality. We sold this DX-1 to our EU customer, so it was shipped out of the UK against the original sale and then was re-imported in May this year, having been sent straight to Kent Spong at KSR for some servicing, where the instrument currently resides. 

The photos below were taken at KSR, so are un-doctored and show the overall presentation.

Operational Condition:

The following declaration is made in good faith and is an honest account of the current operational condition of this example.  

All the controls, LEDs, functions of the control panel work as they should, so LED buttons are all operational.  However,  Bank A Voice 5 button feels slightly different to operate than the others which suggests the component is faulty, but it does function, although it can be intermittent. We are not aware of a replacement for this part as it would appear to be a DX-1 specific component but we are declaring this as a known issue.

The LDC display is fully working with all segments showing properly and brightness is perfectly readable.  The volume LED indicator on the right hand side, next to where to says ‘DX-1  ’ on the front panel has one of the tiny LED segments that is dimmer than all the rest (the 14db) and one that does not work (the 96 db) – I’ve attached a photo I took when we had it set up in the workshop .

The sliders top the right of the instrument all work correctly.

The modulation and pitch-wheel both operate correctly.

The DX- sound engine itself operates correctly.  There are some classic ‘DX’ patches loaded in the system, I did try to edit some sounds and all the edit functions were available are working, although I didn’t save those changes.

The professional weighted 73 note wood keyboard was fully working in terms of triggering notes, and the velocity was 100% working across all keys.

The Polyphonic After-Touch (Poly-AT) is not operating at more than 30% of the keyboard. Kent has gone though each key to check the after-touch sensors and there are many that simply are not working.  Kent at KSR does not currently have any supply for replacements, so this is not something Kent has a resolution for, but the owner is aware and this is factored into the sale price.

In consulting with Kent at KSR on the reality on getting the Poly-AT system fully restored, as I know this would be of interest to any potential buyer,  Kent told me that every DX-1 he had seen had similar issues as there are no replacement parts for the Poly-AT sensors at present.  He said that in the last 6 years he had serviced two DX-1 owned by MI professionals, and both those machines also had significant Poly-AT sensor failures, so it would seem to be consistent with the age of these machines.  I personally would be very suspicious of anyone selling a DX-1 stating that the Poly-AT system was 100% based on this reality.

Summary:

We have seen people advertising the Yamaha DX-1 from £60,000 to nearly £150,000 GBP in recent years, which is eye-watering, but with such a small production run plus is being such an historic instrument with A-list users like Dire Straits and Michael Jackson et al, it’s not hard to understand why people might value them this high.  With the declared operational condition of this particular DX-1 in mind, we have agreed with our Client, the owner, to price this example much more realistically. The price below is not subject to VAT in the UK as this is a commission sale but it might be subject to import duties in your own country, if you are purchasing outside the UK.

This DX-1 has multiple power settings so it’s able to operate in any country around the world without he need for any external power-supplies to step-up or down. We will also supply  a PDF copy of the owners manual.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this DX-1 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.  The synth is located with KSR in the UK, so you are welcome to collect it from then directly if you prefer.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument, and for the DX-1, we would recommends having it custom crated and palletised.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £28.990 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT does not apply to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This DX-1is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photos of the actual DX-1 for sale.

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Roland Jupiter 8 w/M...

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

Coming into stock: Came into stock in February 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR have carried out a service on this Jupiter 8 in February 2023.

Remarks: A beautiful condition Roland Jupiter 8 (12bit model) – Serial Number: 161512, which has been retrofitted with a Groove MIDI kit.

We are always very happy to sell any Jupiter 8 and this one is an excellent representative example that has MIDI as well. What can we say that hasn’t already been written about the JP8…honestly, nothing new.  However, we’ve seen relative values for this flagship vintage analogy poly-synth climb sharply in recent years, so they’ve become unaffordable to most people, which is a real shame.

The overall condition is excellent, with far less than he normal amount of wear we would expect to see on a synth this age, so this example has been very well cared for throughout its existence. The photos below tell the story, but even the base of this JP8 is in great shape.

We discussed the price at some length with our client and agreed keep the sale price as reasonable as is possible for this model, so we think you will find this cheaper by far than any currently available JP8 for sale in the world right now, in comparable condition, with MIDI, fully serviced and sold with a guarantee. 

Our client purchased a Stardust (pictured) cover for the synth to keep it well protected, so this is supplied in the sale.

This JP8 operates on EU220~UK 220V and has a UK type 3-Pin plug fitted.  We will also supply  a PDF copy of the owners manual.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Jupiter 8 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.  The synth is located with us in Reading, so you are welcome to collect it from us if you prefer.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £19,710 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT does not apply to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This Jupiter 8 is SOLD. This listing was updated on 13th July 2023 @ 15:52 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual Jupiter 8 for sale.

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Yamaha CS-60

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

Came into stock: December 2022.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR was already carried out in December 2022, so this Yamaha CS-60 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this superb condition example Yamaha CS-60, which is supplied with its original lid, legs and expression & sustain pedals.

The CS-60 is an 8 x VCO – 8 note true polyphonic synth with essentially the same panel layout and identical sound engine as the flagship CS-80, including aftertouch (mono). Also, this model offers user-programmable sounds/storage, which might not sound much of a big deal in 2023, but in 1978 that was a key selling point and something the cheaper CS-50 didn’t offer.

As mentioned above, this CS-60 (serial #1237) was fully serviced by master CS Series technician; Kent Spong at KSR in December 2022, so it is 100% fully operational. The cosmetic condition of the front panel is excellent, and Tolex covering in very good shape overall with some light wear but no damage/tears, and the metal catches and hinges are all present, although the chrome does show patina. This CS-60 is complete as it comes with its original lid, legs, expression and sustain pedals and bag.

This example is factory stock in terms of specification, so no modifications have been implemented. Kenton is still producing a MIDI retrofit kit for this model.  If you would like to have MIDI fitted, please speak to us about your requirements when you enquire, and we will provide the costs for the supply of the kit and installation by Kent at KSR.

Quite remarkably, our client purchased this CS-60 new from the London Synth Centre in 1978, and it’s only ever been used at home.  This exceptional provenance can be documented as a signed letter should the buyer of this synth wish to have that as proof.  This does add intrinsic value as a single-owner machine is such a rare occurrence for a 45 year old instrument.

This CS-60 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. It operates on EU220~UK240V and is fitted with a UK type 3-pin plug. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this CS-60 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£10,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this CS-60 to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This CS-60 is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual CS-60 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, please get in touch with 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.

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Yamaha CS-50

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

Came into stock: November 2022.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in November 2022, so this Yamaha CS-50 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this excellent condition example Yamaha CS50, which is supplied with its original lid.

The Yamaha CS series polysynths have a beautifully characterful and distinctive sound that is unique. The CS50 has essentially the same panel layout and sound engine that CS-60 and CS-80 use, including aftertouch (mono). It’s a 4 x VCO – 4 note true polyphonic synth, and this synth produces some beautiful timbres whilst having a bright and very playful character, and is a wonderful instrument and a superb stepping stone to its more powerful siblings – the CS-60 and the incredible CS-80.

This CS-50 (serial #1916) has already had a full service by master CS Series technician; Kent Spong at KSR, so is 100% fully operational. The cosmetic condition of the front-panel is excellent, and tolex covering in good shape overall with the normal wear and tear that these have, and the metal catches and hinges are all present although the chrome on these are showing patina.

This CS-50 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. It operates on EU220~UK240V and is fitted with a UK type 3-pin plug. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this CS-50 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.  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: 

£8,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this CS-50 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This CS-50 is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual CS-50 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

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Arp 2600C

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

Came into stock: Became available as a Brokered Sale in October 2022.

Restoration Status: A full restoration was carried out in 2017.

Remarks: We have a remarkable opportunity for you to own a true one-off example of what is considered to be one of the finest vintage synths ever made – the Arp 2600, but with a lot of extra added value.

Standard Arp 2600 features: Semi-normalised – 3 VCOs (4027=1), 4 pole Lowpass VCF (4012), VCA, Ring Modulator, 2 EGs, sample & hold Noise, Mic Preamp, Spring Reverb, Voltage Processor and Four Octave Keyboard….the list goes on. This is an Arp 2600 (2600P V3.0). There is no Keyboard controller included with this sale.

What is different about this Arp 2600?

Wood Cabinet: As you can see from the pictures below, our client decided to have a custom Walnut cabinet made (by Lamond Design) in 2017 for the synth, replacing the original plywood/tolexed case. the cabinet was hand-made by Ross Lamond and finished (stained and waxed) by Kent Spong at KSR post-build. The results are sublime, and as far as we know, this is unique…stunning! All the metal hardware was also replaced with the black anodised fittings to the case. KSR spent 4 days carrying out this highly skilled work in 2017.

Metal Control Panel: The main control panel has been stripped, repainted and screen printed to produce an ‘as new’ finish. This is expensive and very time-consuming work and the panel restoration was completed at the end of 2017. KSR had to strip down the Arp completely so the panel could be sent away for the cosmetic treatment, so the synth has been fully rebuilt by KSR and serviced – around 50 hours work in total (not including the cabinet refinishing work).

Modifications by CMS (Phil Cirocco): Our client commission CMS in the USA to carry out some mods on this Arp 2600, so here is a list of what’s been done to this synth:
>Variable octave switches and pot for all 3 VCOs, range of 2 octaves
>Sync switches 2-3, 3
>17″ reverb tank upgrade
>1/4″ input and outputs (main in/outs)
>Upgraded PSU – running EU 220V
>All sliders were chemically cleaned and lubricated, VCO trimmers replaced
Our client spent over $2000 USD with CMS for these modifications in 2017 – to find out more about CMS then please click this link: http://www.discretesynthesizers.com/arptronics/arp2600.htm

The original owner had invested thousands of pounds on having this Arp 2600 prepared to such a high standard and it certainly stands out as a unique and stunningly beautiful example. The sales price does reflect the investment made and quality of the finish, the technical preparation by two of the industries leading vintage synth specialists.

Brokering Status:

We sold this custom Arp 2600 to its current owner in 2018, and the synth now resides with them in Finland, so it’s located within the EU boarders.  The owner has verified that the instrument is 100% fully operational and in the same condition as when we sold it.  To save potential EU buyers form the complexity and additional  VAT burden of buying this item from RL Music in the UK, we have decided to not to import it back here but to sell it from our client in Finland.  This means that we are not able to sell the Arp with a warranty, so it is sold in ‘as-is’ condition, but it is available to demo upon request.

This custom rebuilt Arp 2600 operates on EU 220V. Included in the sale is proprietary Arp power-cable, and we will also include a PDF copy of the user manual.

Price: £10,990 GBP.

Availability: This custom rebuilt Arp 2600 is now SOLD:  THis listing was updated on 25th January 2023 @ 12:46 GMT.

Pictures of this Arp 2600 are below – high-res pictures available on request.

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TTSH Arp 2600 Clone

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

Came into stock: May 2022.

Servicing Status: Full health check by KSR has already been carried out in May 2022, so this TTSH is ready for sale now.

Remarks: This little baby clone of one of the world’s most famous analogue semi-modular synthesizers is a pretty good effort, and we have enjoyed playing it as it works like a 2600 and sounds great.  Having MIDI fitted is useful, and all the LED sliders are pretty.

Our client, a long-time and experienced vintage synth owner decided to try the TTSH back in 2017 as there were no vintage Arp 2600 available at the time. He purchased it from a UK builder (Mr Alistair) and has used it continually, but circumstances now force the sale, so he’s asked us to handle the disposal for him.

Kent at KSR has gone through the TTSH (it’s a Rev 3), and it’s passed as all being 100% perfectly working.  As you can see from our photos, it’s cosmetically like new, although there is a small horizontal crack on the back-panel wood near the output section, which you can see from the picture below; otherwise, it’s in excellent condition.

This TTSH is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates off a 2-Pin external power adaptor (wall-wart) that’s rated 100-240V-to-12V/1.5A output. We were not supplied with any patch cables or a user manual, although we can supply an Arp 2600 user manual in PDF, which will cover the user needs of the TTSH.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TTSH worldwide (it’s not bog or heavy), 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.  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: 

£1,490 GBP

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

Availability: 

This TTSH Arp 2600 Clone is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 22nd December 2022 @ 11:05 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual TTSH for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then please get in touch with 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.

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Roland Jupiter 6

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

Coming into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR has already performed a full service on this JP6 in July 2022.

Remarks: This Jupiter 6 was purchased by our client some years ago and is only ever used in the home.  The cosmetic condition is excellent, and the whole synth only shows very light indications of use & ware – this is remarkable for a keyboard nearly 40 years old!  

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 a very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8.  Prices for these models in recent years have seen a significant uplift as vintage polysynths are getting rarer and rarer to find in good condition, let alone the condition of this example we have available.

This JP6 has not had any modifications to its factory spec, which our client said was an early production version (sn #343786).  This is often important for buyers who prefer to either leave them as stock or upgrade them according to their own needs & budget, depending on what retrofit solutions may be available in the marketplace.

The Jupiter 6 is a professional-grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rarer, so here is your opportunity to buy a beautiful condition example, fresh from the hands of a master synth restorer (Kent Spong), and fully guaranteed by RL Music.

This Jupiter 6 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates on EU 220V. The is supplied with an IEC power cable (UK 3-pin type).

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this JP6 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £5,500 GBP.

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this JP6 to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: This Jupiter 6 is now SOLD.  THis listing was updated on 15th August 29022 @ 10:23 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Jupiter 6 for sale.

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Andromeda A6

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

Coming into stock: Came into stock on July 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR have already carried out a full service on this A6 in July 2022;

Remarks: This more modern analogue synth, although over two decades old now (vintage yet?), has some serious curb appeal and could never be accused of lacking facility or punch.

The A6 is an inspired design by Alesis, but with production ceasing some years ago, the synth achieved cult status amongst synthesists, so another great synth for the halls of fame and used by too many artists to list.

The current owner has owned the A6 for only a few short years and only ever used it at home (smoke & pet free etc.), so the cosmetic and operational condition of the A6 is pristine. We sold this A6 to our customer back in 2018, so we know this machine’s quality is very high.

Running on OS: Version 1.40.12
Build Date: 4th December 2002

Our customer purchased one of the excellent quality Stardust synth covers for the A6 (pictured below), which is included in the sale.

Kent at KSR has gone through the A6, checking the power supply, the operational functions/switches, memory etc., and deep cleaning all the potentiometers, so there are no ‘jumping’ encoders, which is a known weakness of these machines.  As you can see from our photos, it’s cosmetically like new.

This Andromeda A6 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and can operate on US 110V or EU 220V. The A6 is supplied with an IEC power cable (UK 3-pin type).

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this A6 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £2,850 GBP.

Availability: This Andromeda A6 is now SOLD.  THis listing was updated on 28th October 2022 @ 11:21 GMT.

Click on the Thumbnails for higher-resolution photos.

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Serge Modular

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

Came into stock: June 2021.

Servicing Status: Full health check by KSR has already been carried out in June 2021, so this Serge Modular System is ready for sale now.

Remarks: 

A mint condition and immaculate 2015 built Serge Modular purchased from Rex Probe of STS in the USA by our client.  We have the original specification and invoice from STS, which details the exact build and accessories included in the system, so we have removed some of the personal data from that document, but you can see the specifics in the PDF link below, but here is the principle system build:

http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/serge_2015/

Configuration Highlights:

‘ANIMOO’ PANEL #1: (listed from left to right as laid out on the panel – totalling 16”) 

1.New Timbral OscillatorNTO 3 “ 

2.Precision VCOPCO 2 “ 

3.Wave MultipliersVCM 2 “ 

4.Ring ModulatorRING n/a 3-jack version embedded in VCM

5.Audio Mixer (3×1)AMX 1 ” w/ ‘Phase Invert’ toggle switch & DC coupling 

6.Smooth/Stepped Generator/Noise SSG + NOI2 ” includes the ‘Noise’ source 

7.Dual Transient GeneratorDTG 2 ” add ‘Signal In’ banana jacks 

8.Extended Range VC ‘Q’ FilterVCFQ(X) 2 ” Hi/Lo frequency range toggle switch 

9.Universal Audio ProcessorUAP 2 ” w/ ¼” Phone Jack Outs (TS) 

‘ANIMATE’ PANEL #2: (listed from left to right as laid out on the panel – totalling 16”) 

1.Preamp DetectorPRNV 1 ” w/ Voltage Comparator section 

2.New Timbral OscillatorNTO 3 ” w/ “HI-LO” Range toggle switch 

3.Triple WaveshaperTWS 2 “ 

4.Audio Mixer (3×1 w/ phase invert) AMX1 ” w/ ‘DC coupled’ Inputs #1 & 2 

5.Variable Bandwidth VC FilterVCF2 2 “ 

6.Wilson Analog DelayWAD 3 “ 

7.Dual Universal Slope Generator DSG3 “ 

8.Cross-Fader (2×1)XFAD 1 “ 

‘SEQUENCER’ PANEL #3: (listed from left to right as laid out on the panel – totalling 16”) 

1.Sequencer (8×2)SEQ8 4 “ 

2.Analog Shift RegisterASR 1 ” w/ ’Signal Attenuator’ pot 

3.Active ProcessorACPR 1 “ 

4.Dual Voltage Controlled ClockCLK 2 “ 

5.Pulse DividerPDIV 1 “ 

6.Boolean LogicBLOG 2 “ 

7.4-Stage Sequencer ProgrammerSQP4 5 “ 

POWER SUPPLIES, PACKAGING & PATCH CORDS: 

1.Power Supply (dedicated for 3 panels) PS4An/a $ 

2.Power Supply Distribution System PSDn/a 

3.Rack Mount Chassis (4.5” deep) ROX19 ” 3 pcs. 

4.Pomona Patch Cords (10 pcs. – short) POMn/a 4 sets

Our UK client has kept the Serge in his home studio since purchase, and admitted themselves that it has had very little uses since it was purchased, so here’s a fantastic opportunity to get a professionally build system now, without all the wait and import hassles, and any VAT added for UK buyers.

Cosmetic Appraisal:

As you can see from the pictures, the 3-panel system is in ‘as-new condition and comes fully enclosed in a custom Gator flight case.  There’s not much to add here as it’s all in beautiful condition.

Also included in the sale is a substantial collection of used and brand-new (unopened) banana-jacks, un-racked multiples modules and the power supply, which has all the correct power-distribution board/connectors to run the individual panels.  

This Serge Modular operates on EU 220 via the external power supply (pictured below). The Serge is sold with a 3-month warranty. 

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Now the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, we all have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own countries applicable VAT rates.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this instrument worldwide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  Although the Serge is contained within its own Gator flight case, this would not be sufficient protection for shipping it in, so additional packaging will be required for exporting it, subject to quotation.

We are happy to discuss your particular requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Sales Price: £9,900 GBP – There is no VAT applicable for UK buyers for this sale.

Availability: This Serge Modular is currently reserved as SOLD.  This listing was updated on Thursday 30th March 2023 @ 08:56 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Serge Modular 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 us/you.

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Memorymoog w/MIDI

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

Came into stock: 

April 2022.

Service Status: 

Remarks: 

We present the rare and rather epic Memorymoog (standard Mk1 version), in excellent cosmetic condition and was previously sold to our client after it had been fully overhauled to top operational condition in 2017.

Background:

Our client purchased this Memorymoog from RL Music in late 2017 and had a Kenton MIDI retrofit kit added to it at that time.  The Moog has been used only in a home studio since then and had been back to KSR for a check over and calibration.

Condition:

Although no cosmetic restoration has been carried out other than deep-cleaning to all the exterior surfaces, the cosmetic condition is 100% original and excellent, as you can see from the pictures below.

Being an ex-RL Music restored Memorymoog, we are proud to see this instrument looking so beautiful and perfectly working, so a testament to the investment made into its preparation 5 years ago.

Health-Check & Servicing:

KSR has already full assessed the Memorymoog for us before we put this up for sale, so we know it’s in perfect working order, but we will have another health check carried out post-sale, which will add around 14 days to the post-sale completion. A full system-wide operational restoration by KSR was carried out in 23rd August 2017.

This Memorymoog operates on EU 220V. it’s sold with a 3-month warranty. Included with the sale is a UK IEC Power cable, and we will also include a PDF copy of the user manual.

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.  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: 

£10,000 GBP

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

Availability: 

This Memorymoog is now SOLD – this listing was updated on 5th May 2022 @ 16:43 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Memorymoog 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.

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EMS Synthi A

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

Came into stock: 

March 2022.

Service Status: 

A full service will be carried out once the unit is sold, which will add around 14 days to the post-sale completion.

Remarks: 

We’re pleased to be able to offer a really fantastic condition (single owner!) EMS Synthi A, which is priced well below exiting online prices for dealer supplied examples of these highly sought after vintage synths.

Background:

The current owner has bought this Synthi A from new, although it had not been in much use for some time and was stored away, so KSR was commissioned to prepare the Synthi for sale & Brokering through us.  The serial number is ‘4746,’ so Robin Wood at EMS is likely to have a manufacture date on this example, but it looks like an earlier production model.

Condition:

This Synthi A is in exceptional all original (unmodified) condition, and although it shows very little signs of wear and is a top condition instrument of this age (nearly 50 years old).  The Spartanite case is in excellent condition, and the nickel catches/hinges show a normal patina.  We have covered the key aspects instrument in the series of photos we have taken (see below), so we hope these candidly show the overall presentation of this instrument but if you need more then please just ask.

Operationally it’s 100% as a number of maintenance-related items have been carried out pre-sale, including a lot of deep-cleaning of pots sockets and the matrix panel, which has been flushed through.  Most of the work carried out y KSR is akin to an overhaul in effect, but we will have the Synthi A put through a final check and calibration post-sale, and attend to any normal service items needed at that point.

This EMS Synthi A can operate on either US-110V or EU-220V via a tiny switch on the front panel. We will include the proprietary EMS power cable (UK 3-pin type plug fitted) and a full comment of original Matrix Pins, although we would recommend a full new set be purchased for this instrument for best results when patching it up, which you can still source from EMS directly for around £260 GBP.  You can specify if you would like these supplied with the instrument upon purchase.

We don’t have any original paper documents with this but we can supply a copy of the EMS owner’s manual in PDF. 

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this EMS 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 the instrument.  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: 

£12,990 GBP

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

Availability: 

This EMS Synthi A is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 2nd September 2022 @ 14:47 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthi 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.

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