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 Make Yamaha
 Model DX1
 Description Super-rare classic Yamaha polysynth - the most impressive, playable and desirable of 20th century synths after the CS-80. Beautiful weighted 73-note wooden keyboard with massively long levers - see the internal photo. Velocity and poly aftertouch, of course. 32-voice polyphony. There was a great retro review by Gordon Reid twenty years ago: . The original price of 3,500,000 yen is something over 30 000GBP in today's money. We didn't take a photo with it switched on because the mains socket is broken and will be replaced before the auction finishes. (A shame, because the displays are fantastic - looking beautiful and making the FM almost easy to sound-design with.) **Photos of displays now included in photo of back.** It is to be sold in 100% working order. Cosmetically, it is basically nice, solid and correct but needs some minor cleaning and three or four little bits of veneer to be replaced. There is some marking on the back edge. 110V, so you'll need a transformer if you aren't in a US mains region. Packing 30GBP. Its flightcase is the next lot, so palletising the whole thing would be the best option. We won't trust a courier with this massively heavy synth-and-flightcase combo.
 Age n/a
 Weight n/a
 Condition Good
 Location Uk (Item is at Vemia Uk)
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : No
  Service manual : No
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type Usa standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 110V power supply
 Status Item has been sold or not sold in a previous auction
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 07/11/2021
 Category Keyboard 
 Serial number 1036
 Sphere reference # 23014
 Statistics Created on : 28/03/2021 
Changed on : 16/10/2021 
  Published on : (Not published)
  Displayed : 2645 time(s) by members and guests  
Safety All electrical items sold in VEMIA are deemed to be trade sales. No warranty of electrical safety is given or implied. Many items are vintage and would not pass current electrical safety standards. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that items are safe to use in their future environment - if necessary by using the services of a professional.


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The following section gives you the prices as well as shipment and payment conditions associated with the item. Payment is always requested in GBP. Converted price is shown for information and converted with Sphere standard currency rate.

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 Start price 4950 GBP
 Converted price (1) 4950 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs 30 GBP
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 50 GBP
 Auction highest bid 8605 GBP
 Converted highest bid 8605 GBP
 Leader or winner cassius,12
 (1) Currency conversion Note that conversion rates were last adjusted on 5th October 2022 at 10:56 CET. They are there to give you a rough guide to the bid price in your currency. Please check for a more up-to-date conversion at The bid price will be the actual price in pounds (GBP) at the moment the auction closes. This will be roughly converted to your currency for your information.

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