The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its 2021 Minimoog Raffle, featuring a vintage, iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer, serial number 8903, set in a stunning custom cabinet made from rare African Makore.
The raffle is open internationally from March 1, 2021 until 11:59pm ET on March 29, 2021, or until all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first.
The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 8903, was built at Moog Music’s Buffalo, NY-era factory during the late 1970s, has an estimated value of $6,500, and will only go up in value given the highly coveted nature of the synthesizer. This Minimoog has been carefully restored and future-proofed by the renowned synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical condition. Taggart, also a lauded woodworker, fabricated the custom cabinet from rare African Makore wood, which is known for its beauty, strength, and durability.
Sales of raffle tickets are a vital part of fundraising for the Bob Moog Foundation and your purchase helps support the Moogseum, our immersive, experiential facility located in downtown Asheville, NC. The Moogseum, which brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages, recently reopened after being closed for five months in 2020 due to the pandemic. In addition to the Moogseum, sales from the raffle also support our other projects that 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 worldwide.