Announcing Our 2016 Minimoog Raffle!

Stunning Instrument: Gorgeous Handcrafted Cabinet and Updated Oscillators

Minimoog being raffled, serial number 3731


WINNER ANNOUNCED: Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Lars Kristen of Porvoo, Finland, is the winner of the 2016 Minimoog Raffle. Here is his reaction to winning: “Very long ago, in the very early seventies, I saw a picture of Rick Wakeman with two Minimoogs in front of him. Before I even heard how they sounded, a long dream started,” Kristen recounts. “I realized the price was out of my reach, and wondered if I could get one used someday. Then came the Arturia MiniV, and yes, I now had a “Minimoog” – almost. But the longing for a real Minimoog Model D continued. eBay was an option but was too risky and too expensive. I acknowledged to myself that I would probably have to live without a real one. Then I saw the Bob Moog Foundation raffle and I thought “What if … no, I never win anything, but let’s try.” Today I got a call from a strange number and I had a chance to talk with the daughter of the great Bob Moog – and the rest is now history. As a hobbyist musician I couldn’t be happier. And my Korg MS-20 mini gets a grandfather. Unbelievable! And what a beauty!”

Many thanks to all who entered. The funding generated from the raffle will be a huge help to our expansion of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool!


UPDATE: As of March 30th at 2pm, the 2016 Minimoog Raffle is SOLD OUT. All 2,000 tickets have been sold. Many thanks to all who entered. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 5, 2016! The winner will be contacted via email or telephone prior to the announcement. 


Please Note: As of Tuesday, March 29th at 11am (EST), only 100 tickets for the raffle remain. It is likely that the raffle will sell out by the end of March, well before the stated end date of April 25th. 

It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to announce our 2016 raffle for a much sought after vintage Minimoog ® Model D synthesizer. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation’s educational and historic preservation projects, including teaching young children about the science of sound through Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100, or 12 for $200 and can be purchased HERE.

The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on April 25, 2016.

Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Due to the high level of interest in this instrument, we anticipate selling out of tickets prior to the closing date.

Read the full Rule and Regulations for the 2016 Minimoog Raffle here.

The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 3731 was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on February 7, 1974. It is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by a technician with a longtime expertise in Minimoogs. The instrument has updated oscillators, as was standard during this period, making them more stable than their predecessors.


Beautiful vintage Minimoog Model D, in excellent condition


Back view of the Minimoog being raffled


The stunning walnut cabinet for this Minimoog is brand new, and was handcrafted by Wes Taggart of Analogics and donated to the Bob Moog Foundation. His donation is made as a tribute to Bob Moog’s enduring legacy. Wes shared the following cabinet details with us:

“The cabinet that is on this instrument is Black Walnut, just as the first 2000 or so instruments and the last 25. It is manufactured in the same manner as those original instruments, with mortise and tenon joinery (something Bob and I talked about). There are no shadow lines (those little grooves where all the joints occur), just like the originals. The shadow lines are part of the later cabinets because it allows the cabinets to be manufactured with less demanding joinery.”

You can read more about Wes’s reflection about his love affair with the Minimoog, and crafting their cabinets, here


Purchase your Minimoog raffle ticket HERE




The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic synthesizer of all time, and was so recognized in an international voters’ poll by When released in 1970, it represented a musical and technological revolution due to its combination of portability, affordability, accessible user interface, and innovative sounds and functions.  Its robust construction has allowed the instrument to withstand the test of time. Minimoog Model Ds are coveted by synthesizer enthusiasts and regularly sell on eBay for $4,000-$7,000.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100, or 12 for $200 and can be purchased HERE.

The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc. Our support comes from donors like you.

15 Responses to “Announcing Our 2016 Minimoog Raffle!”

  1. Sander

    Why can’t I pay with Paypal?

  2. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Hi Sander. Paypal doesn’t allow for the processing of raffles. It’s their regulation, not ours. Please feel free to use our secure credit card processor!

  3. Mike

    I work for Moog in Asheville. Am I able to buy tickets?

  4. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Hi Mike. Per the Rules and Regulations cited in the post, employees of Moog Music, Inc., and their immediate family members living in the same household are not eligible to enter the raffle (neither are employees and the Board of the Foundation). Sorry!

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  6. Dave

    Is this contest legal in New York City?

  7. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Hi Dave. Each contestant is responsible for doing the legal research for his or her own state. You can probably Google it and find out. Thanks for your interest!

  8. Aly

    Hello, gave the rules a quik read. Can you enter if you’re not from the US. (UK). It said something about being present??

  9. Rachel Dutton

    Hello Aly. The raffle is open internationally, you do not have to be in the US to enter. Last year’s winner was from Belgium!

  10. David Storfer

    I live just 2 miles down Main St from the old Williamsville, NY factory. If I won this, it would be like it was coming home!!

  11. Stewart toth

    I worked at the Moog plant in Williiamsville N.Y and was in finial assembly .I signed hundreds of those mini moogs.great job!

  12. David

    Hi, i cannot access to the purchase page – it says “404 page not found”
    Why is this?

  13. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Hi David, The raffle sold out yesterday, March 30th at 2pm. We will hold another raffle next year. Please try again then, and enter early if possible!

  14. Chris

    Hello ,
    I (And for sure , not only me), Dream of a MemoryMoog Plus (or LAMM) Rafle .
    Any chance to see it one day ?

  15. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Great idea, Chris. We’ll consider it! Keep a lookout in August.

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