Moog on a stick!

Here we are again - another instrument sale from our vintage collection necessitated by our imminent emigration and lack of room in our new home.

This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a Moog Liberation, the original "keytar" or "synth on a stick". Unlike true keytars such as the offerings from Roland, Korg and Yamaha, so beloved of people like Jean-Michel Jarre et all, this instrument really is a full Moog mono synth on a solid guitar style body. But in addition to the mono synth it also has a fully polyphonic facility too which uses top oscillator/divide down technology. But NOTE please, it does NOT achieve this facility by using a dedicated (and therefore increasingly rare to find) IC like many of the other step down instruments of old - so service in the event of divider failure is not difficult and the instrument is therefore relatively future proof. 

It has literally just been returned from service for an internal connector issue today.

Condition is good overall although inevitably the edge of the guitar body has a few minor paint chips. The screen print lettering on the synth controls is clear and all fader tops are present. There is some crackling on the pots as you move them - it is 40 years old after all, but then you aren't very likely to move sliders as you play particularly as expressive playing is achieved by use of the mod controls on the neck. Unlike many examples of this instrument the pitch bend ribbon works perfectly too.

The sound... this instrument is a real beast and it cuts through a mix like a hot knife through butter. So if you want to get out front and compete with the guitarist then the Liberation is ideal.

The custom flight case in the photograph will be included in the sale. 

We are open to offers but given the rarity of these instruments in good condition there is not much leeway to bargain.

Please note: we would prefer collection, both so that you can see what you are buying but also because we have had trouble both with couriers and recently with a dishonest buyer who tried to say the instrument was dead on arrival but actually turned out to be trying it on!

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition
Good (Used)
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Brand Moog
Model Liberation
Finish Black
Categories Analog Synths
Year 1980
Made In United States
Number of Keys 44 Keys

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Available for local pickup from Chorley, United Kingdom

I am wary to ship such a rare instrument by couriers as we have had many problems in the past with damage caused by careless handlers.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

TeeJF

Chorley, United Kingdom
Joined: Oct 2019

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Moog Liberation - the original "Moog on a stick"!
$1,609.24
Local Pickup in Chorley, United Kingdom