2017 Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Model D Signed by Jan Hammer

Bob Moog Foundation Announces 2017 Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Synthesizer Signed by Legendary Synthesist Jan Hammer

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Jim King of Blackburg, VA, who won our 2017 Minimoog Raffle!!! Look out for photos of Jim and his new Minimoog in the next week or so. Many thanks to all who entered! We raised over $50,000 for our educational and historic preservation projects. Thank you for helping us inspire future generations!!!  


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 legendary keyboardist Jan Hammer, known for his groundbreaking music on the 1980s TV series Miami Vice, and whose work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra helped define the Minimoog as a virtuoso performance instrument in the early 1970s.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation’s online store: http://bit.ly/2017MinimoogRaffle.

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Jan Hammer with our vintage Minimoog, February 2017.



Jan Hammer signs our vintage Minimoog in his studio.


Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation’s educational and historical preservation projects.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $20 each, or 6 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation’s online store: http://bit.ly/2017MinimoogRaffle.

Please read the 2017 Minimoog Raffle Rules and Regulations before purchasing your tickets.

The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 3, 2017 or when all 7,500 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Past winners have been from the United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Israel, South Africa, and Australia. 

As of March 30, 2017, the odds of winning are 1/2500.

The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 4311, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory in 1974, and is valued in excess of $5,000. The synthesizer is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by acclaimed restoration specialists Perfect Circuit Audio in Burbank, CA. There are some minor imperfections on the front edge of the cabinet that are reflective of the instrument’s age.


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    Purchase your tickets to win the Minimoog here

Jan Hammer may best be known for his definitive use of the Minimoog with Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, and later for the music he created for 90 episodes of Miami Vice. He has also collaborated with some of the era’s most influential jazz and rock musicians, including John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, and Elvin Jones among many others. He has composed and produced 14 original motion picture soundtracks, and 20 episodes of the popular British television series Chancer. He has two Grammy awards and has received worldwide recognition for his musical and compositional talents, including winning Best Lead Synthesist seven times by Keyboard Magazine, and Best Sessions Synthesist twice.

“…….It’s a saving grace having Jan Hammer playing the lead. He’s done more to use a small keyboard synthesizer expressively than any other one musician. There are 10,000 keyboard players breaking their fingers trying to do what he did.” – Bob Moog, Los Angeles Times, 1981


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 sounds 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 $4,000-$7,000.

The Bob Moog Foundation is 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, and 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.

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