Offered for sale is this Roland Juno 60 in amazing cosmetic condition and excellent
It has a few minor scuffs and scratches
but is incredibly clean for a synth that’s around 30 years old: the ‘wooden’ end cheeks are in almost perfect condition with only very minor nicks and chips
(see photos below – further detailed photos to follow)
. It’s been stored for many years so hasn’t had the usual ravages of three decades’ use.
This is one of the best Juno 60s we’ve heard: the chorus is virtually silent (most Juno 60s have a significant degree of hiss when the chorus is engaged). As can be seen in the photos, it’s in incredible condition for its age. There’s a small area that’s been touched-up just over middle C, but it’s barely-noticeable.
It’s just been serviced and PAT-tested by James Walker at Synth Repair Services and is in perfect working order.
There are no known faults with this synth – the patch memory system is working fine and is chock-full of the glorious analogue sounds which make these classic Junos so highly-regarded and sought-after. In use, sliders, pots and buttons move smoothly and noiselessly. (Please note: it is always possible with vintage equipment that some crackly pots/sliders may develop over time when equipment has not been used – even during shipping – this can usually be easily rectified either by use or with a bit of switch-cleaning spray)
Prices of Juno 60s have rocketed in recent years and continue to rise: to these ears both the 6 and 60 have that larger than life analogue magic, and sound richer and deeper than the 106; both have the wonderful arpeggiator, but the 60 has the advantage of the patch memory system, which makes it so easy to spend hours programming and saving sounds for swift recall at a later date. Far more than just an investment – it’s a great-sounding instrument that’s a pleasure to use. Like all old Junos, it’s not daunting to program and rewards the user with a broad palette of rich, analogue goodness – I can lose myself for hours programming and playing these babies during testing...
Juno 60s are increasingly hard to find in this condition: whilst we wouldn’t describe it as mint – that term is reserved for very rare examples that appear to be as new – overall it is in very good order indeed for a thirty year-old synth.
If you want Midi, then the best non-invasive way of achieving this is using a CHD Elektroservis DCB Midi controller – get in touch for details.
It is a UK 240v model: the plug will be removed before shipping if it is not required by the buyer.
We would prefer to deliver by independent courier – this has been factored in to the price – buyers in remote areas please get in touch before bidding to see if there’s a delivery surcharge. Discount available for buyers collecting and we welcome bank transfer or cash on collection. For deliveries outside the EU, we will ship in a case – please ask for the exact shipping cost.
Vintage synths sometimes do not travel well, and couriers are less than careful: we have plenty of experience in packing vintage equipment for shipping and do our utmost to make sure this will arrive as it left us, but due to the delicate nature of vintage synths, we can offer no guarantee once it leaves our hands. Please understand that shipping is at the buyer’s risk: it will be fully-insured and trackable, but any damage claim must be made through the shipping insurance, not Paypal. It can sometimes be necessary to service/calibrate synths after shipping.
We are passionate about supplying high quality vintage gear to our customers and go the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction.
Shipping discount available if paying by bank transfer.