The Bob Moog Foundation has announced a raffle for a vintage Memorymoog synthesizer, a historic instrument, originally produced from 1982-1985, that has been highly sought after by musicians and collectors worldwide.

Bob Moog Foundation Memorymoog raffle

The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on September 6, 2016 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, or 5 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation’s website.

The Memorymoog being offered, serial number 2626, was built at Moog Music’s Cheektowaga, NY factory and is valued in excess of $6,500. It is in excellent technical condition and has been meticulously serviced by respected vintage synth specialists Tone Tweakers, Inc.

“We are proud to be offering a synthesizer that is both coveted and in excellent condition,” notes Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Foundation. “There is always a great excitement around our raffles based on the iconic nature of the instruments offered, and this raffle will be no exception. Calling that one lucky winner is a highlight for us each year. We are very grateful to our supporters worldwide for helping these raffles become significant fundraising events for our educational projects.”

“The Memorymoog truly was the culmination of a decade of performance synthesizer development, and when it was released in 1982 it represented the ultimate in functionality, coupled with the gold standard of filters, the Moog ladder filter,” notes Marc Doty, Archive and Educations Specialist for the Foundation, and renowned analog synthesizer demonstrator. “This instrument represents the zenith of synthesizer luxury – polyphony, three oscillators per voice, and a Moog filter per voice, combined with high-end features like polyphonic modulation, triggering options, unique envelope options, monophony, and more. It is everything you’d want in a vintage analog synthesizer. I’ve played and owned a lot of vintage analog synths, and I truly envy the winner of this one.”

More information: Bob Moog Foundation