Pro-serviced Korg PolySix in excellent condition

The Korg PolySix is a classic 80's analog polysynth produced from 1981 to 1985 in response to the Prophet 5, with the characteristic sound of the SSM 2044 4-pole filter, also used in the PPG Wave, the Korg Mono/Poly, Trident and many others. It's a very capable synth which can produce the classic Juno 6/60 textures, as well as its own sonic palette thanks to its filter but also to its wonderful Chorus, Phaser and, specially, Ensemble analog effects. This raw, in-the-face unique character is the reason why its value is steadily increasing over time, although not yet priced as their more expensive Roland counterpart.

This particular unit has some chips on the wood cabinet (specially in the lower back of the sidepanels, check detailed pictures) like 99.9% of PolySixes nowadays, but I nevertheless list it as excellent because has been thoroughly serviced and future-proofed, so you get a synth where all the potential pitfalls that each and every unit of this model will face sooner or later have been addressed and fixed for good, including:
  • Capacitors: substitution of the usual suspects
  • Battery leakage: mild trace damage due to old leakage fixed, battery and nearby components replaced
  • Optocoupler: replaced component that typically fails not allowing correct tuning
  • Potentiometers: cleaned and lubricated
  • Button switches: all replaced
  • Factory calibration and tuning
  • Factory presets loaded
Overall, the appearance is very nice (check detailed pictures) and the unit is 100% functional, including all functions such as the tape interface. A great (syncable) arpeggiator and many key assign modes (including chord memory) ensure countless hours of sheer fun with this powerhorse!.

Also included original manual (in japanese) and Settings Charts. Voltage is 100V, so you'll need a small voltage converter transformer to use it with 220-240V.

S/N #466199, pro-serviced Feb 2022
Will pack it bombproof and send UPS only
Customs fees, local taxes and other charges are buyer's responsibility and are not included.
JP plug/ 100-120V

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
  • PolySix
Finish
  • Navy Blue
Categories
Year
  • 1980s
Made In
  • Japan
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys

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