Korg PE-1000 Poly Ensemble P Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synth. One of the rarest synthesizers, you won’t find another one of these in the US without having to import it from Japan yourself. I’m charging what it cost me if you include the shipping I paid from Japan. The synth was completely serviced before I got it. It’s in stellar condition, and cosmetically looks barely used at all. Two minor issues worth mentioning. The glide knob doesn’t seem to do anything I can hear, so despite the servicing, this is likely non-functional. The other thing is that when you put it into control mode, it sounds great, but when you play chords, there is some distortion. This doesn’t happen in monophonic control mode, or for the presets. From what I can tell this is the way the synth was made and it’s a design decision, but perhaps if you have a tech look at it they can mod it or something. An incredibly unusual and unique bit of vintage gear, makes use of korg’s really powerful diode ladder traveler filter. ” Link
Right latch is loose on case top (as pictured)
Comes with synth, built-in plug, and top case (as pictured).” Link
“Vintage Analogue Korg Polysynth in full working order complete with hard case.With various string and Brass preset voices.” Link
The unit appears to have some unresponsive keys, which are 1G#, 2F#, 2G#, 5F#, 5G, 5A, 5A#, 5B, and 5C keys. I also noticed a few of the other working keys seem to be out of pitch, or has smaller output compared to others. Otherwise, everything else appears to be working well, all the knobs and sliders and switches responding fine to the best of my knowledge. No noticeable noise on the volume knob.
But because of the issues mentioned, I’m selling this as is for you to use with some servicing/adjustment done.
Cosmetically the unit is in reasonably nice condition for its age as you can see. There are some signs of wear and marks here and there, with one of the knobs seems to be missing the silver outer ring as shown, but nothing too major. I’m including plenty of pictures so you can see exactly how it looks on the outside. ” Link
This condition is good and working perfectly
This works Perfectly ” Link
“Keyboard is used, but in perfect working order – electronically and cosmetically.
Every key, knob, & setting work perfectly, without a hitch – and physically there
are no real serious nicks or scratches! (Except for a two inch scratch above the
octave coupler knob, see photo)
This keyboard has been well maintained (& hardly ever played) inside
& out. It is extremely rare, & comes with its own original case!” Link
” The PE2000 was created in 1976 as I recall and has the one of the most definitive phaser effects of the era I think working with preset sounds through EQ and A-R envelope. And three oscillator divide down with all it’s analog glory. This one has been reconditioned to perfect shape and I play it in ‘a few of my favorite strings’ video on the sounddoctorin youtube channel for a sound demo. As you can see the cosmetics of the keyboard is marvelous. The case has it’s wear and tear but nothing too bad. Probably could get some of the same type material and use a good adhesive to hold it in the little missing strip you see there. But I figured it’s just part of the vibe on this one and at least the parts that matter usually are awesome. ALSO note that only the middle latch works. The outer ones could be replaced by common latches if someone thought that important for more secure xport but didn’t seem a priority to me. I have too many string machines and need to bail out some of the expenses from repairing vehicles including an old ’73 wagoneer we’re using for prospecting that was sold to me ‘ready to drive’ with a cam that had flat lobes. lol. Doing some gold prospecting this summer. What fun! ” Link
“KORG POLYPHONIC ENSEMBLE PE 1000.
MUSEUM CONDITION. TUNED AND CALIBRATED.
GET YOUR CHANCE OF GRABBING A UNIQUE SYNTH, IN THIS AMAZING CONDITION, BARELY USED. FANTASTIC CLAVI AND OTHER PRESETS. FULLY POLYPHONIC (EACH KEY WILL MAKE A SOUND AT THE SAME TIME) AND A UNIQUE TIMBRE AND SYNTHESIS STYLE GIVE THIS SYNTH A CULT STATUS BETWEEN KEYBOARDISTS AND COLLECTORS.
VERY SOUGHT AFTER FOR ITS GREAT SOUND AND CHARACTER!
COMES WITH SOME ORIGINAL PRESET PATCH SHEETS AND A PEDAL INCLUDED FOR FREE.” Link
” this keboard is already texted at guitar center everything is ok comes with original case” Link
” Up for sale is a Korg Poly-Ensemble analog synth in very good condition. Everything works. Comes with lid. One metal latch piece on the lid can fall off sometimes but it can be put back on. Local pickup available in Los Angeles.” Link
“I am not a music guy so I do want to ship this item it fires up and seemed to work very well all the keys worked, sliders worked, and all knobs seemed to function. I do not have a cord for the pedal so I could not check it, shows some slight use and one key has a burn mark. If you are interested you can come check it out in Cape May NJ, and pay on pick up.” Link
7 preset sounds customizable + 1 user created patch.
Beautiful warm sounds, has phaser and chorus.
One of the main features is its fully polyphonic keyboard.
Its also built into a suit case like box great for live gigs.
Lots of knobs and sliders.
Everything works great!
All knobs work fine.
Every key works.
The outside of the case has a few nicks and scratches but the actual keyboard inside is preserved nicely.
The only thing i’ve noticed is the “pipe organ” setting is a bit lower in volume than the rest. You can hear it, but it doesnt seem to be as loud as the others. Besides that everything works great.
Weighs 35lbs and will be packaged properly.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a 1970`s vintage Poly Ensemble P Korg synthesizer, and road case. A whole galaxy of sounds! Sounds from the 70`s you just can`t get anymore! The power light has been bypassed due to a blown bulb. A few blemishes. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage Korg Poly Ensemble S keyboard in great shape and working order, with lid! Cash and carry local pickup in Brooklyn ok. From closed studio sale. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For Auction – Korg Poly-Ensemble P K-4 Synthesizer Keyboard with original carry case (1970′s). Good condition (see pics). I took this unit to a local music store. He plugged in one of his amps and all buttons/keys worked just fine and the sound was good. You will of course need an amp (of your choosing). Has a few scrapes & scratches, mostly to the case. The case is in good condition and is very sturdy. All snaps work great. The synthesizer measures about 37 inches wide, 8 inches tall, and 15 inches deep. The serial number is 780118.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Had the keyboard for a few years now, needs a home that will play it more. Everything works great, no missing knobs, keys, etc. Minor scratches and dings on case, but still in great shape for being 30+ years old.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“this is an late 70s early 80s made , light portable keyboard . KORG POLY ENSEMBLE P K-4 SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD. working but not sure on everything. the wood has some small nicks and the outer case does. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Tested by a friend who is professional musician. He contends it is fully operational and sounds wonderful!
It is built in a suitcase like box with a detachable lid. Lid is included. All the knobs are in place and work fine.
The keyboard area panels with the knobs looks to be in great condition. The case has some signs of being on the road for live gigs but only the bottom of case has many scratches.
The lid hinges operate good and the front latch snaps shut to secure the lid. Pedal is not included.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
KORG Polyphonic Ensemble Mod. PE 1000
DER Synthiesound der 70er. Der wohl erste polyphone Synth von Korg.
Technisch einwandfrei in Ordnung, alle Presets sowie der generierte Sound sind 1A” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Rare Korg PE-1000 analog polyphonic synthesizer infos and demo are easily available on google.
one metal circle is missing and the painting have a few scratches that of course doesn’t affect the sound !!! and what a sound !!! monstruous first korg generation filter
One key doesn’t sound anymore (the lowest A dieze) wich can be easily repaired,” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Korg poly ensemble S ou PE-2000 (également manufacturé pour UNIVOX)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction, Korg PE-1000, analog synthesiser. This is a full polyphonic analogue vintage synth from Korg . Condition is very good, there is a small damage on the tolex on the right hand side corner that has been repaired(check the pictures) and the locking latch that is missing in the left hand side. Considering that it is from the 70′s its very clean and has been used in non smoking environment.
The synth comes built in its own case. Very easy to maintain, just a couple of IC’s that are not rare, nor expensive and a lot of capacitors.
The synth has been overhauled, all the electrolytic caps were replaced with high quality Nichicon japanese capacitors, tuned, faders cleaned and lubricated, guaranteed to last for another 20-30 years They just don’t build these machines like this anymore.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT THIS AT A RUMMAGE SALE AT THE SEDONA AZ MASONIC TEMPLE YEARS AGO AND THEY HAD BEEN THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF IT. IT’S BASICALLY IN MINT CONDITION EXCEPT FOR A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES ON OUTER CASE. TAKES A MINUTE FOR THE ANALOG TO WARM UP WHEN TURNING ON, HAS TO LET THE ELECTRICITY IN TO DO ITS THING A MOMENT. HERE’S A GREAT DESCRIPTION I FOUND BELOW ON THIS AMAZING VINTAGE SYNTH KEYBOARD FROM KORG. SYNTH GEEKS DONT MISS THIS ONE! MUST SEE!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For item condition, please see the pictures above. This item is fully functional with the exception that the on light is burned out. Opening this synth is easy, so replacing lamp should be very easy. The case is missing one section of the binding. This is purely cosmetic. This item has some scratches and dings, pretty common wear for an old instrument. All keys work well- this synth is FULLY POLYPHONIC!!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Everything works on this beautiful vintage analog synth. Full particulars available on line. It is more of a preset model than a synth, there aren’t a lot of buttons to push or dials to move around. The output is particularly low-noise; after I turned it on, I thought there might be something wrong with our mixer, it was so quiet! Although it has several voices, in my opinion, the two best are “String 2″ and “Organ 1″ with the phase shifter fully engaged. In this mode, the effect achieved with the pitch shift dial is dramatic. Without the phase, String 1 sounds thinner to me, more like an ARP Solina. Cosmetically this synth is in VG+ condition with surprisingly little scratching; light scuffs to tolex but no rips or tears. The top is flat, which is convenient for the stackage of other instruments on top. No lid” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
MODEL K-5″ Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
” This listing is for a Korg Poly Ensemble S K5 vintage synthesizer. The unit is 100% functional and is in nice cosmetic condition as well.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Legendärer voll-polyphoner Synthesizer/Stringensemble aus den 70´er Jahren – u.a. von Künstlern wie Tangerine Drama, Jean-Michel Jarre oder Hawkwind benutzt. J.M. Jahre´s “Equinox Part 8″ ist beinahe komplett mit einem PE-2000 realisiert.
Der PE-2000 ist technisch und optisch in sehr gutem Zustand. Lediglich die Schalter und Potis knistern leicht bei Betätigung, was aber bei Geräten dieses Alters normal ist – manche verwenden Kontakt-Spray dagegen, davon rate ich allerdings dringend ab.
Das PE-2000 ist ähnlich aufgebaut wie die Korg PS-Serie. Das PE-2000 besitzt 3 Master Oszillationen, wobei Oszillation 2 und 3 in der “Tuning” Sektion gegeneinander verstimmt werden können um ein noch volleres Klangbild oder spezielle Schwebungen zu erhalten.
Die Vollpolyphonie wird wie bei der Korg PS – Serie über Divide-down Schaltungen erreicht, allerdings besitzt jede einzelne Taste ihren eigenen VCA.
Das Gerät besitzt 8 Presets, wobei diese jeweils einzeln oder 2 Preset-Schalter gleichzeitig drücken kann um diverse Sound-Kombinationen zu erhalten. Der Klang kann mit einem EQ (Bass & Trubel) sowie mit einem Attack und Sustain Regler verändert werden.
Zusätzlich gibt es einen sehr gut klingenden Phaser, der in seiner Geschwindigkeit geregelt werden kann. Ein ganz unglaublicher Effekt kann erzielt werden wenn man sowohl das trockene Ausgangs-Signal und den Ausgang des Prassers auf das Mischpult legt – bei einer langsamen Phaser-Rate ist das Resultat ein langsames “wandern” des Klanges im Stereopanorama.
Der Kopfhörer-Ausgang vorne am Gerät hat einen eigenen Lautstärke Regler.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Up for sale is a quite rare Korg Poly Ensemble PE-2000 K-5, analog strings ensemble. Excellent working condition, all knobs and buttons are working flawlessly, it has been recently serviced, so no scratchy pots! Cosmetic is awesome for the age, the wood present very minor signs of wear, but no deep scratches, as you can see on the pictures.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Here we have a 1976 Korg PE-2000 in excellent condition. As you can see from the pictures it has been well taken care of. Unlike alot of synths for sale on ebay that are found in attics or basements after years of neglect then thrown on ebay for a quick buck, this one has been professionally owned and maintained it’s entire life. It also functions perfectly. It includes the expression pedal that was sold as an accessory. The expression pedal is in near mint condition and is a nice compliment to the instrument. Everything functions perfectly. Every knob, every button, every key, and every input/output works like it just came from the factory. It is missing it’s lid. I have had the Korg installed in my home studio for years and missplaced the lid. If I ever find it I will send it to the winner of the auction free, but I am assuming it was left at a studio or gig years ago. Except for one small torn and reglued spot on the tolex that is pictured and a bump on the decorative metal that is attached to the same corner as the torn tolex the intrument is emaculate. The wood is perfect. The face and keyboard look brand new. It is in excellent condition inside and out. The PE-2000 was a professional synthesizer when it came out in the 70′s and was widely used by the pioneers of 70′s electronic music. For a sample of the sounds, listen to late 70′s Vangelis or Tangerine Dream especially on the “Thief” soundtrack. This is Korg’s second production synthesizer and truely prehistoric when it comes to synthesizers. This was Korg’s attempt to get full polyphony in a synthesizer. It has three oscillators per voice and sounds monstrous. I recently sold one of my PE-2000 keyboards to a very famous progressive rock band and had the pleasure to hear my very own PE-2000 through a million dollar PA at their New Years Eve show. If you follow my auctions you will see that I have sold a few of my PE-2000s over the years. They are the only keyboard of their type that I have ever been interested in.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for sale is a quite rare Korg Poly Ensemble S, analog strings ensemble. Excellent working condition, all knobs are working flawlessly, the preset buttons are a bit oxydated, playable but probably needs cleaning, the Phase Shifter sound pretty amazing! Cosmetic is awesome for the age, the wood present very minor signs of wear, but no deep scratches, as you can see on the pictures.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“KORG PE 1000 polyphonic ensemble
serial no. 780264
Excellent cosmetic condition. Some small marks and scratches on the outside tolex covering. One end of the synth had rollers installed (now removed) so small screw holes are there.
Excellent condition considering its age.
100% fully working.Tuning is very stable.
Korgs first fully polyphonic keyboard released in 1976 and it does not disappoint.This was the real deal at the time as reflects the high cost (over 250,000 yen in 1976 !) and was used by Jean Michel Jarre. As per normal for this time its built into a case with a removable top section.The build quality reflects the cost , everything feels solid and aesthetically quite a beautiful synth.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Vintage and rare Item, you wont find another one for a while. They dont come often. Dont Miss Your chance to own one of these!
Often also named Poly Ensemble or K-4 was build from 1976 to 1979/80 it is often mistaken as being little brother version of the Korg PE-2000. But this is not like this! The parameters available, the technic inside and of cause the sound are very different. Its main feature compared to nowadays keyboards is its full polyphonic structure. That is, each and every key will make a sound at the same time (if needed). No voice stealing on long release time notes. It is build like so many keyboards of this time in a suitcase like box with a detachable lid. Nice for live gigs…..And Much Much More….
All the knobs are in place and work fine.
Tested and Works good! Sounds wonderful!
For a vintage unit like this, i have to say, its looks very very nice. Obviously might be some light/minor scratches and minor nicks on the body (casing) but nothing serious at all.
Pedal is not included, i do not see in the case. :(” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Rare Korg Polyphonic Ensemble PE 2000 Synth. In good condition, paint mark on the carry case, but otherwise good for its age. Fully working. The Korg Poly Ensemble (not this specific item) has been used on many hits including Jean Michel Jarre’s Equinox. Beautiful sounds with lush phaser. Downsizing forces sale.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage Korg Analog Synthesizer. Great condition. Works and sounds great. Very few scuffs. All keys and knobs function perfect. Very rare Late 70′s synth.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.