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. Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation's website. The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on September 30, 2015. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold.
The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 2120, was built at Moog Music's Williamsville, NY factory in the early 1970s. 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.
The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic synthesizer of all time, and was so recognized in an international voters' poll by SonicState.com. When released in 1970, it 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 Bob Moog Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded upon Moog's passing in 2005 to carry his legacy forward to future generations. The Foundation's mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of science, music, and innovation. Its projects include Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, a 10-week innovative curriculum that teaches children about the science of sound through music and technology, and the Archive Preservation Initiative, through which the organization protects, preserves, and shares the vast materials in the Bob Moog Foundation Archives. The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent non-profit and is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.
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