Historic Yamaha CS-80 for sale fully-serviced and in superb working order. This is not to be mistaken for an instrument that will require thousands of pounds in servicing following purchase; the price includes an on site visit from the tech to ensure satisfactory tuning post-delivery (applies to mainland UK only).
We are very excited to be handling the commission sale of this stunning instrument from Mike Hedges. It has quite an illustrious history having been used on many classic recordings and also having toured with Siouxsie And The Banshees, so isn’t in perfect condition cosmetically but it does have a great story.
Most importantly for a CS-80, it has been extensively-overhauled and brought to full working order. This is no small endeavour – the complexity of these beasts is not for the faint of heart – this one has been attended to by one of the UK’s top synth techs and is playing beautifully and sounds superb. If the buyer is based on the UK mainland (in a non-remote area), we can include a visit from the tech once the synth is installed and settled in to calibrate/tune it in situ and offer essential maintenance advice.
A breakdown of the extensive work carried out can be found here.
The cosmetic condition overall is very good, but definitely vintage – the wooden panel has been beautifully refinished by an antique furniture expert and looks stunning. There are scuffs and scratches to the finish, and the tolex case has plenty of wear/damage (and has been modified in the past). The photos were taken before the broken VCF slider on channel two was replaced – this has now been done.
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