Superb example. Price is fully serviced by an EMS specialist, in full working order with warranty. If the buyer wishes to take it as it stands - in good working order - we can offer a discount (but no warranty).
Price is fully serviced by an EMS specialist, in full working order with warranty. If the buyer wishes to take it as it stands – in good working order – we can offer a discount (but no warranty).
Lead time on these is not an exact science but we estimate 2-3 months depending on the level of servicing or modification required.
EMS The Putney (VCS3a) for sale in excellent condition.
We also have The Cricklewood (DK1) keyboard available if you’re interested in purchasing the two together, we can offer reduced pricing – please get in touch. The listed price is for it to be supplied fully serviced by an EMS specialist, and in full working order with warranty. If the buyer wishes to take it as it stands – in good working order – we can offer a discount (but no warranty).
This is a rare chance to secure an original VCS3a in excellent condition. This is one of the most iconic and revered synths of all and is truly versatile: from Radiophonic Workshop (and Hawkwind) type bloops and bleeps, through Eno and Roxy Music and beyond. Paired with the DK-1, this is also a superbly expressive keyboard synthesizer. Tony uses his VCS-3 as much as an effects processor as synthesizer and has said it’s his favourite studio piece. This one came to us from a well known European musician (provenance included).
There are many modification options possible should the buyer wish. We are often asked whether this adversely affects value. Certainly with such a clean original example it might be viewed as sacrilege by some people, but many mods can be implemented without permanent alteration to the face so the synth could be returned to original condition in future. Tony can advise should you wish to consider any mods.
The DK-1 keyboard can be upgraded to factory DK-2 duophonic spec very easily.
In excellent original condition. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.
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