Who Are We?
We are dealers of fine vintage synths, classic keyboards, effects, rare and modular synthesizers, MIDI sound modules, drum machines and more. We are also electronic musicians, sound designers and incurable vintage synthesizer addicts with backgrounds in science, technology and music. This isn’t just our business – it’s our passion.
What Do We Do?
We buy, sell, trade and repair high quality vintage and used electronic musical instruments and have a huge inventory of hard-to-find items. We have the highest standards and take great pride in our work and the relationships we’ve developed with our many loyal customers over the years, many of whom are prominent musicians and producers.
We specialize in products by Moog, ARP, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, Roland, Korg, Akai, Aries, Bode, Buchla, Casio, Electro-Harmonix, Elka Synthex, EML Electrocomp, EMS Synthi, E-mu, Ensoniq, Gleeman Pentaphonic, Hohner Clavinet, Kawai, Korg, Linndrum, Maestro, Multivox, Mu-tron, MXR, Octave Plateau, Paia, Polyfusion, PPG, Rhodes, RSF Kobol, Serge Modular Music Systems, RMI, Siel, Simmons, Star Instruments, Steiner-Parker, Studio Electronics, Synton, Triadex, Univox, Wurlitzer 200, Voyetra, Yamaha, and many more.
Where Are We?
We are located in New York City but we buy and sell internationally and have very good international shipping rates. We are an online-only business.
Why Buy From Us?
Buying vintage gear these days is usually very risky. Most of the items we deal in are decades old and some were made nearly half a century ago. That's a long time for a complicated piece of electronics made to last only a few years. Most similar items on today's market are sold by unknowledgeable amateurs or unscrupulous dealers just looking to make a fast buck and have undisclosed and often serious problems that can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to fix, IF you can find an honest and qualified tech.
We are professional gear connoisseurs. This is our full-time job and obsession and we take it VERY seriously. We are perfectionists. Our team has decades of experience buying, selling, testing, and repairing vintage gear and performs meticulous electronic restorations to the vast majority of high end items we sell. This typically means full disassembly, cleaning inside and out, repair of every little problem no matter how minor, and also taking preventative measures to promote the long-term reliability of your instrument. OUR gear is as described, which means no surprises and expensive repairs many vintage gear buyers have come to expect.
Unlike most sellers, we try to help our customers select the piece that's right for them, rather than selling them items they may not like. We deal in fragile items and pack them properly so they don't get damaged like other seller's items often do. We also try to provide post-sale support when needed. When you buy from us, you're dealing with friendly, professional specialists with decades of experience and a rock solid reputation. You'll probably pay more for our gear, but you get what you pay for. We are proud to have many happy repeat customers and hope you'll be one too.
About Our Pricing
Access to pricing of most items requires site registration. We generally don't post them publicly because people tend to take them out of context and we don't want to encourage copycat pricing and resulting inflation. Few people realize that properly restoring vintage electronic musical instruments to like-new functionality today is almost always a very time consuming and costly process when done right. Our thorough restorations usually take around 10-25 hours per mono synth, 20-40 hours+ per polysynth, and 80 hours+ for complex modular systems. This is a lot of work and would cost a small fortune if you paid a tech to do it the way we do it. We are far more experienced than most other sellers and technicians, put much more attention, time, love and money into the preparation and sale of our products, and perform a much higher level of servicing than nearly all of our so-called competitors. Our prices therefore represent what we feel is top market value for such items serviced and sold by professionals with the highest of standards. Please don't use our website to determine the value of other seller's items, as it's unlikely they are as good as ours.
We deal mostly in vintage/used items. Our cost to acquire and refurbish items usually varies from unit to unit. If you see pricing on an example of an item that's been sold, it's likely the next one will be priced differently.
NOTE: Tech time is costly. Relatively low value items generally don’t receive the degree of servicing our high end gear receives. Please read the details on the item page to understand the level of servicing we performed on a specific item.