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Roland Jupiter-8

In exceptional condition - as close to factory fresh as a used synth could possibly be. Supplied serviced by us and with a three month warranty. Complete with custom case, original owner's/service manuals and contemporary Roland catalogue.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stunning Roland Jupiter 8 for sale by auction on behalf of the second owner who has cherished it for nearly 40 years. An exceptional example that is about as close to factory fresh as a used synth could possibly be. Will ship following a Soundgas service and with our warranty. Complete with custom case, original owner’s/service manuals and contemporary Roland catalogue.

Description

This is truly a rarity: a Jupiter 8 in stunning condition. For sale on behalf of the second owner who has carefully cherished it for nearly four decades: always returning it to its custom built case after occasional use. If it were a classic car, it’d be described as being in concours condition.

When we’re told that someone has a ‘mint’ synth, we always prepare for disappointment. The definition is subjective. We only use the word ‘mint’ to describe something that has absolutely zero signs of age: factory fresh/unused. The original owner of this Jupiter did use it – for a year, before his pregnant partner suggested that he seek a more reliable source of income – and the current owner has played it occasionally since, so it could not be, by our strict definition, mint. Except when the second owner brought it to us and Tony opened the case, he had to admit that this one comes as close to that term for a used Jupiter 8 as he’s yet seen. Some of the photos in the gallery were taken by Tony when it arrived (no dusting or cleaning performed) so you can clearly see how stunning it is. We’ve never seen a Jupiter 8 screen in such pristine condition and the orange paintwork is still glossy. There’s some discolouration to the white buttons, and the keys show that this has been played, but it really is unusually good. Maybe there are a handful of other unused/cased examples out there that could claim to be in better condition, but this has to be amongst the best in the world. Please scroll through the photos to assess for yourself.

Prices of Jupiter 8s have soared recently. We have sought to source and supply them at sensible levels – this year we managed to supply good examples for our customers following our servicing at £15,500 and £16,000 even while other dealers advised that they were selling Jupiter 8s at £20k plus. We have set the starting price to reflect the remarkable condition of this synth: it is at a level that rewards the seller for his careful stewardship, and is not out of step with the prices seen for lesser examples.

For sale: will be fully serviced at Soundgas and supplied with our usual warranty.

Note: this will undergo a full Soundgas service/overhaul with James Walker (unless the buyer requests otherwise). Shipping estimate is 2 months from purchase (based on our current synth queue).

Shipping will be charged at our standard rates. Please ask if you need a quote.

Consignment sale. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Condition

In astonishing condition with minimal wear to the face – light wear near some controls and keys are the only signs of use. Factory fresh glossy shine on the orange paintwork and stunningly clear display. The end cheeks have only minor scuffs and scratches. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Tax

Zero rated for VAT.

Voltage Information

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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As good as it gets. Tony, Dec and team have been incredible, prompt communication, great advice and outstanding service. It really felt like my Polysix came from a loving home.

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