If you're into vintage gear, you've probably come across our website. We've been buying, refurbishing and selling vintage synths and other electronic musical instruments for close to 30 years now. We're perfectionists and take our business, our gear, and our customers very seriously, so buy with full confidence - we won't let you down.

Our prices here may seem high, but we are a legit business with real business expenses, not your typical amateur seller with a Reverb store. Please click on our user name to read more about our shop so you better understand our prices & high standards.

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***As this is a high value item, we will require pre-payment by bank wire transfer only. Please contact us before attempting to buy this item and wait to hear back from us.

This is the very first version of the classic Prophet-5 synthesizer. 

There were reportedly less than 200 of these rev 1 Prophet-5s made, and some if not all of them were made in Dave Smith's garage. How many are working perfectly and a real pleasure to play today, like this one now is, after we paid our tech for around 100 hours of highly skilled vintage synth tech labor plus parts?

We bought this item from a customer who said it was working fine. We had a feeling it wasn't, because they never are. And we were right. The entire process of sorting out its tricky problems and rebuilding it to our high standards to work like new again (or better!) took around 100 hours. The resulting instrument is most likely the best functioning, feeling and sounding example of its kind anywhere. At this point, we have so much time and money invested in it that we're only going to sell it if we can get a small fortune for it. If you're just looking for any prophet-5, search our website for others and get a rev 3 machine. If you're a serious Prophet-5 head and you want the best rev 1 money can buy, this is a rare opportunity to buy one that was slaved over, sparing no expense, to work perfectly. If it doesn’t sell, we're fine keeping it and enjoying it in our studio. This unit has a Kenton MIDI kit installed that was originally designed for a later revision p5.


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-***WE NEED APPROXIMATELY 1-2 WEEKS TO PACK AND SHIP ITEMS, AND DELAYS CAN OCCUR. If you can’t wait patiently, please don’t buy this item as we can’t rush things.***

-We are an online-only store and are unable to offer local pickups.

-Quality control and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. We go to great lengths to test, service and even future-proof most (but not all) of the items we sell so they’re better than others you may find. We test most items multiple times and overlook nothing.When items are not working perfectly, they are accurately described. Physical imperfections can be seen in the detailed photos present here. This sale includes only what's shown in the photos (or itemized in this listing), nothing more and nothing less. Please search our website for additional photos.

-All sales are final. We do not accept returns or issue refunds, so please be sure you know you want this item before buying it.

-Due to the vintage and electronic nature of our items, we sell all items strictly as is, only because we cannot control what other people do to our items once they leave here, we cannot offer warranties on parts that are decades out of their original warranties, and we don’t want to be scammed or inconvenienced by people who abuse return policies or have buyer's remorse.

-In the extremely unlikely event that there’s a problem with an item we sell you, please contact us immediately so we can try to help.

-Thank you so much for your time, interest, and support. We look forward to doing business with you! If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

-Any date of manufacture shown here is just a guess.

-We generally set our condition ratings to "excellent", but please refer to the photos and writeup so you can have a better understanding of this items condition.

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Listed5 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
  • Prophet 5 Rev1 61-Key 5-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer
  • 1978
Made In
  • United States
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys
Keyboard Action
  • Semi-Weighted
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
  • 5-voice
Key Size
  • Full Size

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Astoria, NY, United States
Joined Reverb:2019

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