Oberheim OB-8 1984 (with factory midi + NEW end-bells).. classic keys from Klassic Keys!

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                                  Export price is £5999. UK price is £6999, inc 20% VAT.
Made in USA in1984, here we have a fantastic working example of one of the most desirable polysynths of all time, Oberheim OB-8. This was the final model in the OB range, only 3,000-ish ever made 1983-1985, and has the most features, including arpeggiator, "page 2" advanced editing, for example. 120 program memory ( + splits/dual), factory-installed MIDI (vital!) add extreme clout to the huge/fat sounds that only Oberheim can supply, with 8 voice (stereo) polyphony and uncomplicated new sound creation hand in hand with subtractive analogue synthesis, its simply one of the best synths ever made. Lots of movie soundtracks used OB-8s. Prince/Police/Pet Shop Boys etc were avid users... one was shipped to Oslo in May (Bugge Wesseltoft, ask him what he thinks, he is ecstatic...)                 Hail, King Oberheim the 8th!
                                      Dims are 103 x 53 x 16(H) cms. Weight is only 17 kgs.
This particular one is now working 100%, after pro servicing by Klassic Keys GB's expert tech. See internal pix. All repaired, with new chips, new battery and new power switch...all voiced and calibrated, with stable tuning on all 8 voices. There are one or two micro scratches/dinks if you look for them.  She tunes up well, and is very stable. NO scratchy pots/switches. The keys do not sit perfectly in line, this what happens through wear and tear. Importantly, they all trigger every time, and there are no cracks or chips. ...remember, this synth has MIDI, so can be played from any other  MIDI keyboard, if you do not like the feel of the keys. They are not velocity-sensitive; thats how they were in 1984! NEW end-bells have now been fitted (Mint Case/London...genuine American wood). Somebody has affixed dyno-labels to assist on "Page 2" editing; handy for programming, for sure. Photocopied owner's manual is supplied. Synth was sourced from New York State (Feb/2021), previous history unknown.         
 "Jump", by Van Halen (bless, Eddie...) is an easy-find example of the Oberheim sound (it was an OB-Xa,, little difference...). There are plenty of demos on You Tube.... Export price (now including Europe) is £5999.00. UK price (inc VAT) is £6999. UK. Payment by bank transfer is preferred option. Anywhere else, just tell us where you are, and speedy send quote will be supplied.....we ship (nearly) world-wide. Unit will be double-boxed, and fully insured. 
The OB-8 has a dual-voltage 120/220V switch, so no problems in that department. There are some cool patches on board.....banks A, B, C & D = 32, to be specific. The remaining 88 slots are empty, ready for your custom creations. Just find an existing patch, use it as a template, start twiddling, and hit save. Its right here in England, and ready to go. You pay for what you get, it is said. So get this synth; it will increase in value in the future. It is therefore an investment. Klassic Keys GB have now rescued/fixed & re-sold 14 Oberheims (OB-X, OB-SX, OB-Xa & OB-8) over the past four years. NONE have had to repaired, such is the quality of service.....so buy with confidence. Buy elsewhere at your peril...... We will cheerily give you 6 months FULL guarantee.
Do you have surplus keyboards? To soften the fiscal pressure, we can hammer out some kind of deal. Give it a try? What have you got to lose? No rubbish, palease.......no silly low offers.........UK price is £6999, inc VAT @ 20%. EXPORT price is £5999 (local taxes/duties will be charged by customs/shippers). KKGB have no control over this.....
 Apart from a Memorymoog (£12K for a good, working one?), we simply do not believe that there is any other better sounding programmable analogue synthesizer in the world that also has unique features (eg page 2 editing). OK, there is the Yamaha CS-80 (and others), but we are talking about supply/reliability/price in the  real world of 2021. OB-8 is the "last synth standing", for sure.....spare parts are readily available (no obselete superchips)......and one last comment?.....its just so cool...... LOOK at it....... and it sounds as good as it looks........
Do note that KKGB also have an OB-SX for sale....its also on Reverb....and a lot less outlay......

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