It’s that time of year again! We are excited to announce the launch of our annual raffle for a highly coveted vintage Minimoog® Model D synthesizer. This year’s iconic instrument has been signed by Rick Wakeman, the legendary progressive rock keyboardist whose 50-year career has inspired people worldwide.
During his extensive touring and travels, Rick had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Bob Moog and the two became close friends. The inscription with his signature on the instrument reads, “Thanks Dr. Bob for sharing your genius. You will never be forgotten.”
Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, or 5 for $100 and can be purchased here.
Please be sure to read the rules and regulations before entering the raffle.
The raffle, which is open internationally, begins at 12:01am on Monday, February 26, 2018 and closes at 11:59pm on Monday, March 26, 2018 or when all 4,500 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.
Past winners have been from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, South America, United States and more.
The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 6360, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on December 9, 1974, and is valued in excess of $6,000. The synthesizer is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by acclaimed New York City-based restoration perfectionists Tone Tweakers.
“Bob Moog not only changed the course of musical history, but he changed the dynamic for performing keyboardists,” remarked Wakeman. “With his instrument, we were no longer sonically buried by the guitarist and drums. Bob’s genius made it possible for us to truly be heard. He was a one-of–kind inventor, gentleman, and friend.”
You can purchase your ticket to win the Minimoog here.
Enter to win the Minimoog here!
Rick Wakeman likely needs no introduction to any Moog fan, but just in case you are not familiar, he began his musical career as a session musician, including performing on several tracks for David Bowie. He soon rose to prominence during his 1969-1971 tenure with the folk rock group Strawbs. He is best known as the virtuoso keyboardist for the progressive rock band YES over five tenures between 1971-2004, with whom he recorded eight studio albums including Fragile, Close the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Going for the One, Tormato, and Union. His nine solo releases include Six Wives of Henry the VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Myths and Legends of King Aurthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Listomania. He is currently touring with Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.
The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic synthesizer of all time, and was recognized as such in a 2006 international voters’ poll by SonicState.com. When released in 1970, the Minimoog represented a musical and technological revolution for the performing musician, with its combination of portability, affordability, accessible user interface, and innovative sound and functions. Its robust construction has allowed the instrument to withstand the test of time. Vintage Minimoog Model Ds are coveted by synthesizer enthusiasts worldwide and regularly sell on eBay for $5,000 – $10,000.