“Being offered as-is. Has wear marks from usage and is in extremely good shape for its age (see photos). Keys have been tested and work well. Synthesizer sounds function normally. Stored in climate controlled smoke-free environment since 1987.” Link
“Perfectly working Casio CZ-101 synth with power cable and manuals. Fully programmable digital synth with midi capabilities. Has 8 waveforms, multiple 8-stage envelopes, and 8 note polyphony. Unique phase distortion sounds. 16 presets, 16 user patches. Mini keys. Plenty of sound examples on Youtube.” Link
“Hello. Up for auction is a sweet little mini synth – the Casio CZ101. Works great – i’ve owned it for a few years and never had any issues. All keys work. Has some minor cosmetic flaws as would be expected for a synth of its age. The power plug is a little jacked – see pics – but works. Power adapter not included. Runs good on batteries; battery cover is included, batteries not included. Still has the side attachments – strap it on and rock out! Memory cartridge included as a bonus. Like all vintage gear – sold as is – but guaranteed not to be DOA. I tested everything and even videoed it in action before listing.” Link
“Thanks for viewing this auction. Here is a great find. It is a vintage synthesizer keyboard, model is CZ-101, manufactured by Casio. Take a look at the pictures and judge this one for yourself. Keyboard comes to you in used but good condition for the age. Keyboard powers up, lights illuminate when buttons depressed and LCD display shows well. I am no expert with this particular keyboard so I am guessing that it has no internal speaker system. I plugged this one into my guitar amp and I was impressed. Keyboard sounds out nicely and I was able to play music with it. I was also able to rotate the knob/dial on the left and make siren like or distort the sounds. I do not know how to fully operate or program this one so I cannot guarantee that everything functions as it should but from what I was able to do and for the condition, I would be making a guess that it does. On that note, so to speak, I am offering it as is. All keys are present and depress/release nicely. Battery compartment located on the backside. Compartment door is present and intact. it opens/locks closed as it should to secure batteries. Unit powers with 6 D cell batteries and I will include a fresh set if you are the winning bidder. Feel free to email me with any questions. I will be happy to answer. Whether you collect this type/brand of item or just looking for a great synthesizing keyboard, look no further. This is the one you want.”
“A blast from the 80’s! One of the earliest digital synthesizers made, with mini keys, guitar strap pegs, battery power. But it is professional quality for this time period, and a great way to learn about programming and digital synthesis.
I bought this new and played it quite a bit during the mid 1980s. It’s been in a closet ever since, but I’ve pulled it out, put in 6 fresh D batteries, and started having fun again. It appears that everything still works – it’s an oldie so it has a few scratches on it but overall it looks pretty good. It does not have the power adapter but does run on batteries if you’d like or you can buy a cheap one anywhere. The only issue I’ve discovered is the volume slider is a little scratchy/ fuzzy when sliding up or down, but probably just needs to be cleaned well.” Link
Manuals and Power Supply – all original
Excellent Condition (see photos)
Purchase years ago early 80’S for my children after reading electrical engineering article on Digital sound synthesis.
Hardly used – kids not interested it just sat in a drawer for over 20 years. Note the keyboard case is near pristine – wear on lettering about nonexistent.
Manuals like new – doubt keyboard ever programed – no batteries used ever.
To check functions – all presets work – note took photos with different settings to show lights working. Wheel changes pitch – programing changes show on LCD screen. Sounds are great (the bass sounds like the “Seinfield show music” ) organ is nice and are all the others. All keys work and you can transpose – as a non-musician it seems to work perfectly to me.
Case has very little scratches and no cracks – will ship with robust packing.
The keyboard is small – only saw one used — by the keyboard player with a jazz group Weather Report. Nice and portable.” Link
“It is in excellent condition please see pictures” Link
Minor Scratches, Dings and Scuffs from Rockin’ the House (see photos)
What is included?
Recently cleaned inside and out! CZ-Synth – 100% Working and Tested –
Upgraded LCD for users who like to be able to work in darker conditions (see pics)
Volume Fader cleaned with Deoxit
No Battery Cover (sold separately)
Includes Power Supply for USA ” Link
“Up for sale is a great vintage 80’s synth. The Casio CZ-101 Cosmo Synthesizer is a great little synth used by many musicians. This unit comes with the original carrying case and manual. The power adapter is not included, but it runs fine on battery power.
The unit could use a good cleaning, and as noted in the photos there is one key that sticks when pressed.” Link
“Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer (for repair).
Comes with AC-DC adaptor.
Unit is being sold as is. There is significant corrosion damage to the battery slot.” Link
I’ve owned this from new but haven’t used it in a while.
It now doesn’t power up but I don’t know why so I must sell as for parts/not working.
Includes power supply, which has slightly split cable at mains end.”
“Got this keyboard last year and it works great, really reliable work horse, great for experimenting and messing around. I have 2 keyboards other than this so i dont have room for it. Just in time for xmas!!!” Link
“This is a vintage CASIO CZ-101 Keyboard Synthesizer. It has 49 keys with a MIDI. When the 6 D batteries were installed it powered up, all the red lights came on the unit, including the LCD panel. If you plug in an external headphone you get sound out of the keyboard, but if you don’t have the headphone connected to the unit there isn’t sound. I’m not sure if this is how it was designed to work or not. Therefore, it is being sold as is, and as tested.” Link
One sticky key,
other than that, works great and is good for collectors item or beginners!” Link
It is missing the battery cover. Comes with Original Casio A/C Adapter. Batteries not included. Includes original instructions.
Please see all photos as this is the actual item you will receive.” Link
“Synth is in full working order but has seen better days cosmetically with a lot of marks etc and stickers on the keys as i hope you can see from the pictures. Power supply is not supplied.” Link
It works and is in good condition. All of the buttons and slides/ pitch bend work. Volume control is a bit scratchy though. The adapter is not original, but has the proper milliamp and voltage. The synthesizer is 30 years old, so it is sold as is. Also, it has minor cosmetic issues due to age. Refer to pictures.
I love this synthesizer, however it has served its purpose and does not fit in sonically with my new project. ” Link
“This Casio CZ-101 needs some work, please read carefully. I didn’t list it for parts/not working because it does turn on and will produce sound. However, there is something wrong with the outputs – neither the Line Out nor the Headphone output works as it should. This is probably a relatively easy fix for somebody handy with a soldering iron. All I can tell you is that I am able to get the Line Out to function, but only if the 1/4” plug is held at an angle when in the jack (see pics). I have not had the same luck with the Headphone output, however there is a very faint signal present with the volume all the way up.
There are a couple of other issues with this CZ-101 that I have tried to document in the pics. You will see that one of the keys is chipped, and another one lifts up. Notice also that the volume slider is slightly bent. This fortunately has never affected the functionality (the slider works as intended). There is also a fairly deep scratch towards the right side of the unit, shown in one of the pics.
Otherwise, everything works, and I have to say, this CZ-101 carries an easter egg or two, but maybe this synth’s “quirks” are common knowledge at this point.
I am selling this unit as-is, so make sure you know what you’re getting into if you bid. Also included will be one cartridge and a 9VDC adapter.” Link
Some of the buttons are sticky, the battery compartment is rusty and the screws were drilled out within the compartment, and there is one key missing. (See photos)
This is a cool sounding synth.
Power supply is NOT included. FYI, the Casio uses a differently shaped plug at the end of the power supply so make sure whichever one you get fits. ” Link
” looks to be in good condition but it is untested no wires it does have battery cover on but no battery’s sold as is no reserve ” Link
“Hello today I am selling a synth. This item turns on but plays out of key in the front panel buttons do not work. I believe there is something wrong inside but I do not want to waste my time to fix if you have any questions feel free to contact me.” Link
“CASIO CZ-101 SYNTHESIZER. WAS TESTED BY BATTERIES AND DOES WORK WELL!! VERY LIGHT SCRATCHES BUT IN GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE. PICS ARE TAKEN SHOWING IT POWERED UP. DOES NOT HAVE THE ADAPTER.” Link
” In 100% good condition. All functions tested.” Link
” The CZ-101 was the first and best-selling synthesizer in the CZ family line. Approximately 68,500 were manufactured. Released in November 1984.” Link
” For sale is a beautiful example of a Casio Cz 101. This unit is in fantastic condition. Everything works 100% perfect and it sounds great and looks great. Comes with original Casio adapter and almost $100 worth of cz 101 books patches everything you need. This is the perfect package and the one to get. Item will be pro packed and insured for full value. I ship to lower 48 states only thanks!” Link
“This CZ 101 was purchased by me when they first came out. It shows wear on the underside from sliding it on and off the keyboard stand (photo’s 4 & 5). The rest shows very little wear for a keyboard that’s over 30 years old but I did include a photo of the left side of the face to show a minor blemish. I do not have the owners manual but it can be downloaded in a PDF file for free on line and I encourage the buyer to download the manual immediately after purchase to have it when the CZ 101 arrives. I have the Data Source book which will explain how to program many more sounds. The back of the book and a few of the back inside pages are stained but easily readable as you can see in the photos.” Link
“Casio Cz-101 Synthsizer Keyboard, no power cable included, the keyboard turns on and transmits sound, this was tested with speakers, the pitch bend works, the effects and commands are the ones that dont work, iam pretty sure is not hard to fix but i just dont want to invest time on it, ” Link
“This is a Casio CZ-101 Keyboard, I’m not a musician but I was able to test it by hooking it up to an amp and all the keys and button work and the lights turn with the pitch blend knob altering the sound, it is clean cosmetically and the original adapter cord is gone ” Link
“THIS CZ 101 WAS PURCHASED BY ME WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT AND HAS BEEN EVERYTHING I NEEDED IN MY MIDI SET UP. IT SHOWS MINIMAL WEAR FOR ITS AGE. IT IS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. I DO NOT HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER BUT 9v POWER ADAPTERS ARE EASILY AVAILABLE. IT ALSO RUNS ON 6 “D” CELL BATTERIES. I DO NOT HAVE THE OWNERS MANUAL BUT THAT CAN BE EASILY DOWNLOADED ON LINE FROM NUMEROUS SITES. I DO HAVE THE SOUND DATA BOOK WHICH WAS STAINED ON THE BACK PAGE AND A FEW OF THE BACK PAGES ARE STAINED BUT THE PAGES ARE EASILY READ AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ONE!” Link
“Very good condition for it’s age.” Link
“Selling part of my rig, the highly coveted CZ-101. This awesome little synth has some scratches and small dings on corners, but no major damages. All buttons and ports tested and working. Power Supply is included.” Link
“This is a Casio CZ-101 Digital Synthesizer. It comes with Operation Manual, AC Adapter and Patch Cord for amp or stereo (it has no internal speaker). This unit has been sitting on a shelf in the basement for many years. It cleaned up nicely. I hooked it up to my guitar amp and it works great. I played around with it for about a half hour and found no problems. ” Link
This particular unit has a replacement LED screen that’s black on red. The screen is slightly offset, though someone crafty could probably open it up to adjust. Also, the middle ‘B’ key is a little looser than the rest, as shown in the pictures. You can’t really feel it while playing, and it doesn’t fall out or anything, but if you try you can lift it higher than the rest. Again, someone crafty might be able to replace it easily.
Otherwise, the synth is in working condition. Comes with a power supply, although the CZ-101 needs batteries installed to store patches when powered off.” Link
“Kinda rough looking Casio CZ-101 synthesizer. Looks bad but works well! Missing its battery compartment cover, but it does come with a brand new power adapter… So there you go. Buyer to pay shipping and PayPal fees. Just get this outta my life. ” Link
” This is a Casio CZ101 programmable MIDI synth in very good working order with the exception of one key which works fine, it is just lose in the kbd. May need to be replaced, but works fine as is. they made about 68,000 of them.
the Casio CZ-101 synth was released in 1984″ Link