Fantastic condition for its age. Some scuffs but better shape than any I have seen online before. This is the original made in the Netherlands Solina, the most sought after model, made famous by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and just about every other band in the 70s. They usually go for 4K+

Two small issues:
- E notes have a tendency to disappear. Sometimes they work for two minutes, sometimes all day. Usually its just the bass voices. If they stop, just turning it off and on again gets them back. None of the other notes have ever had issues. In a pinch you can use the pitch knob. I had it looked at by a tech who replaced a frequency divider chip (SAJ410) and fixed the problem. He even put in a secondary piece in so you can easily replace the chip without having to solder in/out. Now the problem has returned, albeit much less frequently. I imagine it is a matter of simply replacing this chip again (about $15).
- One of the metal spacers in the lid will come out if its not taped in (pictured). Easy fix with glue, but figured I would leave that up to the buyer.

Comes with flight case. 2500 CAD OBO. Shipping will be pricey because I am now located in central Canada. Rates have been set based on estimates, but can be adjusted to meet the actual cost.

From Wikipedia:

The Solina String Ensemble was extensively used by pop, rock, jazz and disco artists of the 1970s, including Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, on albums such as Wish You Were Here (most notably on "Shine On You Crazy Diamond") and Animals, Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell, Billy Beck (of Ohio Players), Kerry Livgren (of Kansas), Dennis DeYoung and Eumir Deodato. Parliament (band) used the Solina on several tracks, particularly as a solo instrument on songs such as "Chocolate City", “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)” and "Flash Light". Elton John used a String Ensemble on his hit song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight", the Rolling Stones in their hit "Fool to Cry", KC & the Sunshine Band in their hit, "Please Don't Go", the Buggles in "Video Killed the Radio Star", Hall & Oates in their cover version of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", and Rick James in "Mary Jane".

In 1975, George Harrison used the ARP on his song "You", and the same year the Bee Gees played it on their hit "Nights on Broadway". Stevie Wonder played the famous string line on Peter Frampton's 1977 ballad "I'm in You". The Solina string sound has also been used by Kim and Ricky Wilde, Brian Eno, Fun Lovin' Criminals, the Cure, Gorillaz, the Chameleons, Carpenters, Joy Division, Neil Young, Air, Anthony Cedric Vuagniaux and Rikk Agnew. Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie used it on the band's Heroes Are Hard to Find album, most notably on her song "Come a Little Bit Closer." Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys used it on 15 Big Ones and The Beach Boys Love You, Charly Garcia on Pequeñas anécdotas sobre las instituciones, Porsuigieco, La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros, and with Serú Girán. Regional Mexican band Grupo Yndio had used a Solina in their Spanish-language cover of Leo Sayer's hit "When I Need You" ("Me Haces Falta").

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  • Solina
  • Wood
  • 70s
Made In
  • Netherlands

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