The Bob Moog Foundation has announced the launch of its annual raffle for a highly coveted vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer.
This year’s iconic instrument has been signed by Rick Wakeman, the legendary progressive rock keyboardist whose 50-year career has inspired people worldwide.
During his extensive touring and travels, Rick had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Bob Moog and the two became close friends. The inscription with his signature on the instrument reads, “Thanks Dr. Bob for sharing your genius. You’ll never be forgotten.”
The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 6360, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on December 9, 1974, and is valued in excess of $6,000 USD. The synthesizer is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by acclaimed New York City-based restoration specialists Tone Tweakers.
“Bob Moog not only changed the course of musical history, but he changed the dynamic for performing keyboardists,” remarked Wakeman. “With his instrument, we were no longer sonically buried by the guitarist and drummer. Bob’s genius made it possible for us to truly be heard. He was a one-of-kind inventor, gentleman, and friend.”
Tickets to enter the raffle are available for $25 USD each, or 5 for $100 USD and can be purchased through the Foundation’s website. The raffle closes at 11:59pm on Monday, March 26th, 2018 or when all 4,500 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.
More information: Bob Moog Foundation