Yamaha SK30 1980

Very Good
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Paul's Boutique
Charlottesville, VA, United States
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About This Listing

You probably know!
The SK30 is an incredibly versatile combination of organ, polyphonic synthesizer, string machine, plus (unlike the SK20) a single-VCO lead synth.  Any combination of these can be played simultaneously or individually, and then mixed independently, leading to a virtually endless combination of textures.  
In addition to all the expected parameters, the SK30 has extra features out the wazoo: ability to split keyboard, built-in tremolo, ensemble, and rotary fx, various sustain and decay options (even on the organ), a few built-in presets per section, and aftertouch on the solo synth.
I originally purchased this as a cheaper, more reliable alternative to a polymoog. While the two instruments certainly have their differences, the SK30’s tones felt as rich, varied, and organic. Exactly the right amount of air in the tone. Exactly the right amount of control vs surprise.
Craaaazy reluctantly selling to free up space and finances for another direction.
Hard to pick a single youtube to showcase this instrument, but I had to go w. this 30-minute exploration (posted w pics, and below).
Here are a few other shorter selects:
Showcasing bass: youtube.com/watch?v=Yb8e9GAfLhc
Showcasing organ: youtube.com/watch?v=b_hopPI7dyo
Just a nice patch: youtube.com/watch?v=DD7pGVM99Qw
Combo: youtube.com/watch?v=HgbZgP3WAvM

SHIPPING: Pickup encouraged, as the synth weighs over 50 lbs.  But I am willing to ship it.  I estimate shipping / professional packing at $225, and I'll cap it there (I'll pay anything over that).  If it's less, I'll refund the difference.  

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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

Listed3 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • United States

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