Announcing Spring 2019 Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Synthesizer Signed by Stevie Wonder!!

The 2019 Minimoog Raffle is Now Closed…

…as of April 22, 2019 at 11:59pm. Many thanks to all who entered!! Over 3,500 tickets were sold to 2,748 people from 36 countries. 

The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 25th! Please check back here, or on our social media outlets for the results. 

The Bob Moog Foundation is thrilled and honored to announce the launch of its annual raffle for an iconic, highly coveted vintage Minimoog® Model D synthesizer. This year’s prize has been signed by the legendary Stevie Wonder, whose career has helped shape popular music and inspired people worldwide. Stevie pioneered the use of synthesizers integrated seamlessly with acoustic sounds, which influenced the development of electronic music.

The Minimoog being offered has been played by Stevie, and his signature comes in the way of two fingerprints, which are affixed to the front panel of the synthesizer in a brass and plexiglass archival enclosure.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, or 5 for $100, or 12 for $200

 The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 22, 2019, or when all 5,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Please review the Rules and Regulations before entering.

Purchase Your Tickets Here

Watch here as Asheville-based Thomson Knoles of the band STIG explores the depth and sonic fun that makes the Minimoog so epic and iconic.

The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 8207 was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory, and is valued in excess of $5,500. With Stevie’s signature it is considered priceless.  It has been fully restored by lauded restoration house Tone Tweakers and is in excellent technical and physical condition, with two minor physical flaws that are commensurate with the age of the instrument.

[Photos of the Minimoog by Stephan Pruitt Photography]

“Moog synthesizers provide a way to directly express what comes from your mind. It gives you so much of a sound in the broader sense. What you’re actually doing with an oscillator is taking a sound and shaping it into whatever form you want,” commented Stevie in a 1974 interview with The Guardian. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Bob Moog’s dedication to pioneering the realm of synthesis, and I’m pleased to support the Bob Moog Foundation’s efforts to carry his legacy of innovation and inspiration forward to future generations.”

WATCH HERE as Asheville funk keyboardist Thomson Knoles explores the sound of the Minimoog signed by Stevie!

Join Stevie in supporting the Bob Moog Foundation by purchasing your tickets to win the Minimoog here

The phenomenal Stevie Wonder,  American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at 12 was the youngest recording artist to simultaneously reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album Charts with “Fingertips, Part 2.” He has released a striking array of innovative music including 32 #1 singles,  and has won 25 Grammy Awards a Golden Globe and an Oscar.  He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Wonder has demonstrated extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic leadership including spearheading the realization of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday and working to end apartheid in South Africa. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He continues to be a pivotal influence in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.

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, 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 and other auction sites for $4,000-$10,000.

The Bob Moog Foundationis a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded upon Moog’s passing in 2005 to carry his legacy forward to future generations. The Foundation’s mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of science, music, and innovation. Its projects include Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, a 10-week innovative curriculum that teaches children about the science of sound through music and technology, the preservation of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, through which the organization protects and shares over 10,000 historical artifacts with museums, researchers and enthusiasts, and the Moogseum, a facility that will serve to celebrate the history of Bob Moog’s legacy and explore the science and art behind sound and synthesis. The Moogseum will open in late spring 2019.

The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent non-profit organization and is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.

27 Responses to “Announcing Spring 2019 Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Synthesizer Signed by Stevie Wonder!!”

  1. Carlos Henrique de Oliveira

    I love Steve and love minimoog

  2. Efrain

    Years of endless music from gurú Stevie Wonder a master in mixing and musical ideas.

    Mr. Stevie Wonder is all inspiration and school of great creativity.
    Mr. Stevie Wonder is “idea musical”

  3. Franck COUBY

    God bless Stevie Wonder…

  4. Gabriel

    Greatest istrument, I love it

  5. Mary Whiteman

    I wish I kept mine as a kid, thrift shop find, had no idea I would have a need for it today with my music.

  6. Jon Weiss

    These are absolutely my favorite synths , especially for bass.

  7. David Tillery

    I’d be privileged to write my music on this incredible instrument and signed by one of my all time favorite writers. OMG! Share my human rights songs by Ace Williams. YouTube “The Story” & “Too Many Good Die Young” also on iTunes and Spotify. I’m also a game inventor, hence my http://www.beerdartsgame.com site

  8. Fred K

    Stevie Wonder and the Mini Moog are amazing! The first time I saw and operated a Mini Moog was in 9th grade in 1971/72. The school (Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Ridgewood, NJ) was fortunate to be able to acquire a Mini Moog for student use in their Musical Productions program, which I participated in. I was “tech support” for this exciting new technology (the electronics geek that I was/am), and it is certainly my dream to be able to operate one once again!

  9. Gary

    It would be SO cool to have that go to someone who could really use it! I used to repair these back in my college days, a great instrument.

  10. Wildness

    What an iconic artist and instrument!! What a sweeps!

  11. Bradley Blalock

    I would be in heaven playing a vintage Moog signed by living legend Stevie Wonder.

  12. justin pardy

    Always dreamed of owning ANY moog!

  13. GLENN W Harris

    Maybe your BABY …

  14. Grayling Pingel

    Whoever wins this MiniMoog is going to be one happy person! I’ve been in several bands that had this synth and it’s a one of a kind sound, especially for that 70’s era rock! Love it!

  15. Aaron Olshan

    I am a Fusion musician and composer so I really need that Mini Moog look me up on Google the ,” Aaron Olshan Solo Project and listen my Email address is Aaronartist@gmx .

    Look me up in Reverberation and Soundcloud.

  16. Dwayne Milton Bradley

    Stevie Wonder blessings to you
    Skillz.

  17. Dan Willis

    Love you guys! Hey

  18. James Burt Kimberl

    What a great instrument, every keyboard player should have one…..

  19. Duane Dee

    Here we go again

  20. Michael Phason

    I Will Forever Love Stevie Wonder, His Music And The Minimoog & Memorymoog! Have Owned Both & Definitely Wish I Still Owned Them!

  21. Waymon Griffin III

    I love The Moog !!!!!!!!!!!!! And I Love Stevie Wonder They Both Have Changed The World And The Sound Of Music Yesterday and Today 😀

  22. Mardelle Hansen

    My son loves MOOG

  23. Fred Ryder

    Love the moog, on the George Harrison Wonderwall Album …..

  24. Walter Morrow Jr.

    I hope i win.

  25. Yusuf

    I would love that!!!!

  26. Frenchie Gazaille

    Keys were the first instrument I started on….I’m a collector of as many instruments as I can get ahold of…all played.

  27. Santa Claus Robinson

    Stevie is life.

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