Built by Moog for Radio Shack's Realistic brand, the Realistic Concertmate MG-1 is a cheap and simple two VCO synth with a genuine Moog 24dB/oct filter. Compact but powerful, the MG-1 is capable of summoning that signature Moog bassline and has found a new audience with acts like SURVIVE. Although a budget instrument in their day, the popularity of Moog has made them more collectible over time.

Product Specs

  • Realistic Concertmate MG-1
  • Black
  • 1981
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 1981
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  • Well worth the low price

    Verified Purchase

    I love this synth. But many of you will be disappointed by its “lack of hustle.” Definitely thin oscillators for moog, but the filter is pure vintage moog bliss. Mine has an extra LFO modded into it, which helps a lot because the poly section actually sounds great with a little pitch modulation, whi…

  • Great Sound and Great Build!

    This is an amazing sounding synth. The osc sound great, ladder filter is MOOG and modulation is not extensive but very good. Ring mod, poly, noise and osc sync make it unique in this price range. It’s light, made well and apparently easy to mod.

  • Verified Purchase

    Great sounding mono synth!

  • Verified Purchase

    has all the moog sound. polyphony is hit or miss but I'm a fan. mine had black foam removed and it is solid and clean.