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Roland System 700 AUCTION

Roland System 700 AUCTION

Brand: Roland

Regular price £113,500.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £113,500.00 GBP
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AUCTION PAGE FOR THE SYSTEM 700. Auction running from 12pm Feb 10th to 9pm Feb 14th (UK time).

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Product Description

NOTE: this is the password protect listing for bidding on this item. The original listing can be found here (all information below is identical though).

Bid extensions / overtime: if a bid is placed in the final 10 minutes of the auction, the end time will be extended for a further 10 minutes. Read more about this…

Consignment sale on behalf of a client.

Payment in full by wire transfer in £GBP is required within 4 working days of the end of the auction or the item may be offered to the underbidder.

Please note that servicing will take place following the sale - delivery estimate is 6-8 weeks from auction end.

Shipping will be arranged once the item is close to completion. Please ask if you need an estimate.


Additional information:

Introduced by Roland in 1976, it is said that only 40 full systems were produced. It is stunning in the flesh, an epic achievement featuring the best of Japanese engineering. The build quality is matched by the sound which is simply wonderful: rich, warm, muscular but also subtle, musical, delicate. The sequencer is unique - I am still haunted by the time I spent with the last one we sold (a much smaller 'basic' system) - nothing else has come close since.

You are limited only by your own abilities - this is grown up synthesis in glorious Technicolor. A true 'Holy Grail' synth.

Do be warned that it only gets a user rating of 3 stars on VSE - from 480 votes (how many of those voters have encountered one?) - so this might adversely affect future value ;-)

The synth is being sympathetically restored and will be supplied fully serviced/calibrated by us.

This is what Tony wrote last time we had one:

The System 700 was Roland’s answer to the Moog Modular: it offers similar muscle combined with the very best of 70s Japanese design, engineering, build quality and synth expertise. Legend has it that only 40 full systems were produced from launch in 1976: it represents the absolute pinnacle of Roland synthesis and may well be the best synth ever made [Please note: this is the author’s personal opinion rather than official Internet ‘fact’, Ed.] . It is on many synth aficionados’ bucket list (mine included) and has been used by a good many of the dons of electronic music.


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.


Excellent with only a minor signs of age/use. Tolex and all hardware original and restored. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

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