“Korg Lambda in good vintage condition but with a few issues. First off, this contains two banks of voices: percussive (piano type sounds) and ensemble (strings, organ, brass, and chorus). This synth is famous for its string sounds and the fact that it has THREE analog VCOs which can be detuned for thick, complex string sounds. I bought it to use as a substitue for Polymoog Vox Humana type sound, which it definitely can deliver. The piano/percussive sounds aren’t bad, but they aren’t really what makes this synth useful. All voices work and function knobs work, except the percussive section tremolo doesnt work (one switch and one knob) and the chorus push button for the percussive section is missing and not working. For my purposes, these flaws didnt matter at all, because everything about the string section on this synth works including the attack/sustain, LFO, and chorus effect. It’s also easy enough to use an outboard chorus effect with the percussive piano sounds, so that’s not a major problem either. There are a few outputs on the back, but the only one working is the MIX output which again, was fine for my purposes. Cosmetically the control panel is in great condition except for the one missing switch. The wood finish is worn and one of the end pieces should be tightened. I haven’t opened it up to tighten the screws but this should be pretty straight forward. For the right Buyer who wants this for the perfectly working ensemble/string sounds and effects this will be a great bargain…the tremolo circuit, chorus pushbutton switch, and cleaning up the output jacks (resoldering?) might all be easy fixes, but I have too many instruments to play so I haven’t had these looked at. This synth is a bit wide because the top was designed to support another mini-synth on top. It’s heavy, but for shipping this I’m actually more concerned about the size than the weight. Local pick-up is prefered because I dont have an economical way to ship anything and even the box will be expensive for this. If someone in the NY or NJ area buys it, it would be great to make arrangements for local pick-up and avoid the shipping charges. Returns will be accepted if the item differs from this description, so it’s NOT sold as-is, it’s guaranteed to work as described. ” Link
“Vintage Korg polyphonic synthesizer keyboard
Its wood grain and the only thing wrong is one of the keys is broken but not missing – it’s taped on. Otherwise works and is in great shape.” Link
“Excellent pre-owned condition. Very clean with all keys functioning and all buttons, knobs and switches intact” Link
“This Lambda is in great functional condition. All 48 keys work perfectly, with no sticking, double-triggering, cracks, chips, or any other issues. All preset voices and all three VCOs work and sound as they should. The joystick, unlike most Lambdas, is undamaged and still has the knob-top-thing. The only issues that I can find, none of which significantly affect the playing or sound, are the following. The volume sliders for the two sections sometimes make a small amount of noise while being moved (but not after they are set) – I think this is because I haven’t used it in a long time, and during the time when I was checking everything out, just exercising the sliders got it to where there was nearly no noise; so little that most sellers probably wouldn’t mention it, but I want to give an accurate description of the condition. The two push buttons for enabling the BBD chorus for the two groups of presets occasionally need a second push to engage the chorus; however, once engaged, they stay set. I usually left the chorus on all the time, so this was never an issue for me, and they usually do toggle correctly on the first click. Those are the only operational issues to be aware of. ” Link
“Perfect working order and amazing cosmetic condition!” Link
The synth is in excellent working condition. I have used it extensively for long periods of time without any issues. Audio signal is strong with good signal/noise ratio – perfectly good for recording. All knobs and sliders work smoothly without crackling. All features are fully functional.
The cosmetic condition is quite good thanks to the replaced woodwork but you can find some scratches under the keys and some slightly worn out legends around the joystick (see photos).” Link
“Great shape, comes with a hardcase.” Link
“Fully tested and guaranteed. All functionsand keys are working properly, and this sweet vintage synth sounds amazing. There are a few scratches, and a slight bubble in the panel on the right side, but overall the unit is very clean. The auction includes a heavy duty Calzone keyboard flight case as well as the original Korg cover.” Link
Vintage and in great shape, Korg ES-50 (aka Lambda) analog synthesizer. keyboard plays without issues. Every key works, every sound works. pre-midi, 100% anolog synth. The analog strings alone are worth the price of admission. ” Link
” Vintage and in great shape, Korg ES-50 (aka Lambda) analog synthesizer. Of course, a 33 year old vintage synth will show its age, but the wood is in good shape and the keyboard plays without issues. Every key works, every sound works. If you are looking for a pre-midi, 100% analog beastie, this is your synth. The analog strings alone are worth the price of admission.
The Lambda ES50 is a vintage poly-ensemble type synthesizer with slightly editable Preset orchestral sounds. It is divided into two sections: The Percussion set includes Preset pianos, clavis and harmonics; The Ensemble section has Presets for brass, strings, organ and choruses. Filter and envelope controls affect the different instruments individually. The Lambda has 96 discrete envelopes and VCAs – two for each key – a very unusual design. There are also vibrato and chorus effects.
The Percussion group and Ensemble group each have their own separate outputs which is nice. A joystick is provided left of the keyboard for simultaneous control of pitch bends and chorus phase speed.
The String sounds are the nicest sounds this synth can create. With three oscillators you can vary and detune them enough to get a nice layered analog string. Piano and Brass sounds are pretty cheesy. The Lambda is cased in a great big wooden case that gives it that authentically vintage status. ” Link
“KORG Lambda every -F key have problem – the sound is poor then others, the same are G-3 and C-3″ Link
“This item is pre-owned but in good working condition. There are some worn, scuffed places on the corners and top but it’s in good shape overall. All keys, buttons and switches work. This item is a vintage oldie but goodie.” Link
” FOR AUCTION. KORG LAMBDA ANALOGUE KEYBOARD. GOOD CONDITION. WORKING. MIDDLE C HAS A SLIGHT CHIP AT END. TWO BLACK KEYS STICKY.PLAY BUT DONT SPRING BACK UNLESS YOU WORK THE SURROUNDING WHITE KEYS. A WORTHY PROJECT. TOO GOOD TO PART OUT. SOUND IS AWESOME ANALOGUE KORG. EVERYTHING WORKS WELL EXCEPT ABOVE MENTIONED ISSUES.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“UP FOR AUCTION IS A VINTAGE KORG ES-50 LAMBDA “POLYPHONIC ENSEMBLE” SYNTH! TESTED, IN WORKING CONDITION, IN GOOD CONDITION WITH AGE AND PLAYER RELATED WEAR, SCRATCHES, BROKEN PITCH BENDER JOYSTICK(SEE PHOTOS) ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“UP FOR AUCTION IS A VINTAGE KORG ES-50 LAMBDA “POLYPHONIC ENSEMBLE” SYNTH! TESTED, IN WORKING CONDITION, IN GOOD CONDITION WITH AGE AND PLAYER RELATED WEAR, SCRATCHES, (SEE PHOTOS)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For sale is a good condition Korg Lambda ES-50. Everything works as it should and it sounds great! It has the expected scuffs and nicks on the wood case for a vintage synth of it’s age. Wood case also has some discolorations that do not show up in pictures. Just trying to be honest. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up on the auction block I have a vintage Korg ES-50 Lamda vintage Analog Synthesizer String Ensemble. It is used, has some a good amount of scratches on it from use. There are also some nicks on the corners . I turned it on and it seems to work fine. The wood housing has quite a few marks from years of transport and storage, scratched on the top, dings along the edges including worn corners, the four rubber feet are missing from the bottom, a little dusty.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Classic analog tone, top notch string sounds, 3 VCOs, full 48 note polyphony (48 keys), 9 memory patches, gate trigger out, pitch bending and phasing via the joystick control, built in 1979, one of the last analog synths of the era, highly regarded among enthusiasts, very lush sounds similar to the rare Korg PS3100 are possible. Has all the typical piano, clav, harpsichord, and organ sounds, which can be layered and tweaked a bit to good effect.
This one is in good working order, we plugged it in and tested everything and it all seems to be good, fun to play. The wood housing has quite a few marks from years of transport and storage, scratched on the top, dings along the edges including worn corners, the four rubber feet are missing from the bottom, a little dusty but not bad. No road case but it will be packed with sufficient foam and heavy cardboard for shipping. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Here we have Korg’s glorious classic 70′s analogue string synth as used by Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson. It oozes vintage sounds that newer synths just can’t replicate properly. Described and accepted by many to be one of the finest it has some built in phasing FX that enhance this fully polyphonic keyboard. Please note that this model pre-dates MIDI so it can’t be connected to your rig unless you install a retrofit if one exists.
Sadly, it’s not working correctly but the good news is that it’s completely intact with no missing knobs or sliders and the joystick stalk is unbroken. Cosmetically it has some wear n tear also a tiny hairline crack to one key but considering its age that’s to be expected. When switched on it will sound for a fraction of a second then just a low swirling noise. I’m sure it can be easily repaired and there are companies who specialise in this field, or perhaps you have the neccessary skills which I don’t. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“KORG LAMBDA ES-50 vintage synth produced 1979-1982 In excellent condition see pics and 100% working -just been serviced and tuned by http://www.kiwitechnics.com/ at cost of $184 -receipt included
Its the 240V version for Australia, UK,Europe
Comes WITH 0RIGINAL B0X –if you are looking for a nice example this is it ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“KORG LAMBDA ES-50 vintage synth produced 1979-1982 In excellent cosmetic condition (almost mint) and 100% working -just been serviced and tuned by http://www.kiwitechnics.com/ at cost of NZ $184 –this synth has just has it first service after 30 years!! Will send receipt of work done
Its the 240V version for Australia, UK,Europe
Comes WITH 0RIGINAL B0X –if you are looking for a nice example this is it
***Will include one spare new old stock S10430 Frequency Divider made by AMI brand which is the only rare part in this synth -worth $99 (these chips have been selling for even more) to ensure you will have a spare to keep this synth running for years to come
***Will include a high quality copy of service manual” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“THIS LISTING IS FOR A NEAR MINT VINTAGE EARLY 80′S KORG ES-50 LAMBDA SYNTH – LOOKS AND WORKS FANTASTIC AND INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL COVER – NO ISSUES COSMETIC OR OTHERWISE AS IT HASN’T LEFT THE SMOKE FREE HOME SINCE NEW” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Used, but in very good shape for it’s age.Has been stored for years, never gigged, only home and studio use.Everything works as it should.Some nicks and scratches on the wood finish only, but still looks very good for it’s age.PayPal only please, contact me for shipping costs before bidding , including International bidders.Beautiful keyboard, I always enjoyed composing on this!
Serial #231503 So as the original advertisement goes:three oscillators, and separate envelope generators per note.Built in chorus ensemble effect,The tremolo and key click features deliver a vibes piano sound, and real sounding acoustic, clavi, and celeste piano effects.And of course the great string and chorus sounds that everyone loves.Happy Bidding, any questions, just ask” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
It has the usual pre-sets, some good (strings) some not so good (organ) but stack them up for some real classic synth sounds!
This example is in great condition for a thirty year old beast having the all important full wooden case which has minor wear but as you can see in the pics is really in excellent shape!
It is in full working condition and I can happily demonstrate – if you are local you are welcome to view before buying. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
modèle : LAMBDA ES 50
bel état , bel aspect
toutes les touches fonctionnent et produisent un son
(la partie bois est superbe)
quelques traces d’usage
de préférence enlèvement à mon domicile (94)
mais envoi possible” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for sale is a vintage Korg Lambda, in perfectly working condition. Cosmetic is ok, with some scratches on the top of the synth and on the wood side panels.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
WONDERFULL CONDITION , FULLY RESTORED ELECTRONICS AND WORKING LIKE NEW ,
COSMETICS IN GREAT CONDITION , RESTORED ,
COLLECTION WOULD BE BEST , BUT CAN BE SHIPPED , ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.