Bob Moog Foundation announces its 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle featuring a vintage, archetypal Minimoog Model D synthesizer signed by Bob Moog himself

13th August 2021

The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle featuring a vintage, archetypal Minimoog Model D synthesizer, serial number 6572, signed by Bob Moog himself.

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to offer this extraordinarily special Minimoog synthesizer with Bob's distinct signature in concert with our upcoming 15th anniversary later this month. The Foundation formally launched on August 21, 2006, exactly one year after Bob's passing. Since that time, his legacy and spirit have been the inspiration that fuels our work in education, archive preservation, and the creation of our beloved Moogseum. We hope that the winner of this Minimoog will also be deeply inspired by Bob's spirit.

Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa

The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered is serial number 6572, and was built at Moog Music's Williamsville, NY factory during the mid 1970s. This synthesizer has an estimated value of over $9,500, and due to the highly coveted nature of this archetypal synthesizer, and its iconic signature from Bob Moog, it will only go up in value.

This Minimoog has been meticulously restored by venerated synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical and physical condition, with minor flaws that are normal with the age of the instrument.

The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic analog synthesizer of all time, and has been recognized as such by the likes of MusicRadar and SonicState.com. Its internal wiring configuration and front panel layout have defined the general synthesizer configuration for decades. It is renowned for its robust, incomparable bass and lead sounds, which are rooted in its three voltage controlled oscillators (one of which can be used as a low frequency oscillator) and its legendary filters. The Minimoog uses a 4-pole (24 dB/octave) low-pass filter with cutoff, resonance, ADS envelope, and keyboard tracking controls. To this day, Moog's filter design is widely regarded as the standard to which all others are compared.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to continue growing the Foundation's hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound, and poised to grow nationwide in 2022. The raffle will also help support the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog's pioneering legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum opened in late May of 2019, and has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Tickets are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200, or 40 for $500

The 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle is open internationally from August 2, 2021 until 11:59pm EDT on August 30, 2021 or until all 5,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.


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