Yamaha CS-50 (ex-Adrian Utley)

From 4-voice little brother of the mighty CS-80, in excellent condition and working order. From the studio of...

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From 4-voice little brother of the mighty CS-80, in excellent condition and working order.

From the studio of Adrian Utley (Portishead). It has been in his studio for years. Most recently it was used on this track: “Fool” by Perfume Genius: the whole middle section uses this synth, plus also Adrian’s Minimoog (that also came from us!).

This synth has not been toured.

NOTE: this synth will take a few days to prepare for shipping. It needs tuning by our tech, plus booking it through a private courier can sometimes take some time (see below).

SHIPPING – please note: Shipping fees are an estimate, but it may not be cheap outside of the UK – please ignore shipping price quoted and get in touch for an accurate figure. (To give a rough idea we recently shipped one of these to Germany by private courier for around £300.)

CONDITION: This Yamaha CS-50 is for sale in excellent. It has just a few dings and scuffs on the front panel. There is a ding to the right of the keyboard beside the power switch, as shown in the photos. All slider tops etc are original. The wooden part of the case has some small dings and chips. The tolex case is in good condition with the usual minor signs of wear but nothing serious.

Complete with the detachable chrome legs.

Switchable voltage.

For sales in UK/EU the price will include VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number – please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.

Commission sale on behalf of a client. 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.


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