The Bob Moog Foundation has announced a raffle for a vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer. This historic instrument, originally produced from 1984-1985 was one of the first polyphonic synthesizers with a memory bank for storing sounds, with the capability to hold up to 100 patches.
The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at 11:59pm (EST) on September 6, 2017 or when all 4,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation's educational and historic preservation initiatives. Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, five for $100, or 10 for $200 and can be purchased through the Foundation's website.
The Memorymoog Plus being offered, serial number 2641, was built at Moog Music's Buffalo, NY factory and is valued in excess of $10,000. It was donated to the Bob Moog Foundation by supporter Lee Keeley and is in excellent technical and physical condition after having been meticulously serviced by lauded vintage synthesizer specialist Wes Taggart.
Michelle Moog-Koussa, the Foundation's executive director, told us, "The Memorymoog Plus has been referred to as the peak of vintage synthesizer luxury. In addition to being a fascinating instrument, worthy to be included in even the most discerning enthusiast's collection, this Memorymoog Plus synthesizer has a very special history: It was generously donated to us by Lee Keeley, who was the winner of our 2016 Memorymoog raffle. Lee is enjoying the Memorymoog that he won, but donated the Memorymoog Plus, which was previously part of his collection. Wes Taggart spent over 30 hours lovingly restoring the synthesizer to its original glory and it sounds fantastic!"
The Memorymoog has the following specifications:
The PLUS features include:
Pricing and Availability:
Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, 5 for $100 or 10 for $200.
The raffle opens internationally at midnight (EST) on August 8, 2017, and closes at 11:59pm (EST) on September 6, 2017 or when all 4,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.