The Bob Moog Foundation has launched a raffle for a vintage Minimoog® synthesizer. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation's educational and historical preservation projects.
The Minimoog Model D being offered—serial number 2120—was built at Moog Music's Williamsville, NY factory in the early ‘70s. It is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by a technician with expertise in Minimoogs. The instrument has been modified, although the modifications have been disabled to preserve and maintain the integrity of the instrument.
When released in 1970, the Minimoog Model D represented a musical and technological revolution due to its combination of portability, affordability, accessible user interface and innovative sounds and functions. Its robust construction has allowed the instrument to withstand the test of time. Minimoog Model Ds are coveted by synthesizer enthusiasts and regularly sell on eBay for $4,000-$7,000.
The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on Sept. 30. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold.
Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or six for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation's website at bit.ly/MinimoogRaffle2015.