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* Yamaha CS-80 *

Historic Yamaha CS-80 for sale fully-serviced and in superb working order. This is not to be mistaken for...

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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. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots. Please get in touch if you have questions about this instrument. Shipping is for guidance only and we are happy to provide a quote based on your location.

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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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Tom Rowlands - Chemical Brothers

“If you are a vintage audio gear head then this is the place you have been looking for all your life. Pretty much any piece of classic or obscure kit that you are after is available here... But the clincher for me is that the gear they sell has been restored by their top techs (unless otherwise noted) which is really very important when dealing with, for example, synths from 30 years ago.”

Lincoln Barrett / High Contrast

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"Finally, a company that tracks down all those brilliant curiosities that bring so much character and personality to a studio."

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"Still in shock! Can not believe how good the seller is. This product was inspected, and shipped from the UK to the USA quicker than orders from my home state. Highly recommend these guys."

Thomas Tedesco

“The perfect place to hear, learn about and then buy your most wanted piece of vintage music gear! I've not only managed to buy a rare piece of equipment I really wanted, but I have the guarantee it's been serviced, and I got it from people who are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, as well as super friendly and responsive by email. Thoroughly recommended!”

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“The Space Echo made its way to me - it looks and sounds beyond dreams, thanks guys for your great service and communication.”

Julius Bonson

“If not a new language, then at least a very challenging, old dialect that will take me some time to assimilate. I’ve been waiting a long time for the challenge. Thank you @soundgasltd, she’s a beaut...and nobody prepares and packs like you fine folks.”

Justin Meldal-Johnsen

“I have bought two Moog synths from Soundgas over the past year, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about their selection of vintage products, the level of service, diligent responses to email, and expedient shipping with copious protective packaging. Soundgas is an impressive operation. My synths also sound amazing! These folks have made my vintage keyboard dreams come true in short order!”

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"DREAM. COME. TRUE. My music has taken me around the world a few times...and if you are like me and absolutely adore vintage gear...Soundgas is the stuff of LEGENDS. It's the shop that people like us search for our whole lives- fantastic and rare selections, and the technical know-how to repair and or mod these vintage items to get them into shape to flow with your modern setup."

Tom Gossin

"Just received my Roland RS 505 Paraphonic! Thanks so much - arrived very promptly, well packaged, in great condition and sounds amazing! Best seller."

Koko Hiras

“I’ve bought a number of items from Soundgas recently, and have been really impressed with their service. It takes the stress out of buying vintage gear to know it’s been properly (and faithfully) serviced or restored. Their after-sales service has also been exemplary. Highly recommended.”

David Wrench

"Soundgas provided the absolutely top service in terms of item quality as well as service and communication. Shipping was fast, packing was top notch. These people deserve the best reputation they already have. Many many thanks, guys."

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"Soundgas has an unbelievable selection of the cool, old stuff that’s hard to find. Tony knows his stuff and goes out of his way to make sure the transaction is a smooth one. Thanks guys!"

Tucker Martine - Flora Recording

“Imagine the perfect eBay.... with everything you never knew you wanted… and you can rest assured that your vintage and rare wobbly sound device will turn up on time and in one piece and possibly in even better condition that when it left the workshop. Soundgas - literally amazing."

Josh Lloyd-Watson & Tom McFarland - Jungle

“I purchased a completely overhauled vintage valve Binson Echorec 2 T7E modified with varispeed, wet-only output, and a new paint job from Soundgas in early 2018. Tony and his team did an amazing job during every step of the purchase”

Matt Morton

"Packed with love and care. A stampede couldn't have crushed this thing. Works great and sounds like a dream. I love you Soundgas."

Ben Van Vlissingen

"Excellent equipment, wonderful service. I fully recommend Soundgas to anyone in the vintage gear market and I will definitely be a return customer. The gear itself was exactly as advertised and in great condition."

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