“This is a Lyricon Computone Wind Synthesizer-Driver made in the 1970s. It does not have a power cord and the unit is untested and may require repairs. The case is missing the handle and one latch needs to be re-attached. The mouthpiece appears to be a modified Brilhart 9*.” Link
Ronnie Laws and family members are all famous in the music industry, particularly brother Hubert Laws. Ronnie first started out with Earth, Wind & Fire. Road case is NOT included. ” Link
“The cosmetic condition of this unit is good. It is non-operational.” Link
“This is a Lyricon Wind Driver, made by Computone in the early 80s. It is used like a woodwind to control a voltage-control synthesizer. The fingering is similar to a flute or sax, and the mouthpiece responds to wind pressure and biting pressure on the reed. It does not produce sound – it produces control voltages. It is not a MIDI controller.
This unit is in excellent condition. It has been in storage for most of the last 30 years. I don’t have a VC synth to test it on, but I put a volt meter across each of the control outputs, and they all appear to be outputting appropriate voltages in response to the keys and mouthpiece controls. I had a tech guy check it over a couple of years ago, and he replaced the old capacitors. The sliding pitch control knob, at the extreme left of the control panel, is missing the shiny disk in the middle of the knob. This is visible in the picture.” Link
“This is a vintage Lyricon. Lyricon had three versions (Lyricon I, Lyricon II, and The Driver). If your looking at this you know what it is and how it works. It is a top of the line Wind Synth. Lyricon is the one everyone wants but can’t find or afford to get one. No they aren’t making anymore. If you want a Lyricon model you’ll be getting a used one. This one is clean as you can get. The inside of the locking case is clean as the day it was made. No rips, no tears, no dings, no oxidation(rust). The outside is a little age showing. Case has some blemishes on it from setting but has no cracks or tears or scrape marks of any kind. I have had this instrument for abut 15 years. Traded somebody something for it. I knew back then it was worth around $1500 to $1700. Now I know nothing about how to play a synth wood instrument. I plugged it in today when I took these pictures and it power lights and flip switch lights all worked. I tested each toggle switch and all worked as did the little red bulbs beside toggles. This is as far as I can test. I have no amp to test any further. So even though It does power up I am selling this as non-working and for parts only. It did play when I traded for it a long time ago. But I can make no guarantee that it will now. I not going to say it works and mail it out not knowing 100% for sure it does. So just know it will power up and all switches and lights work flawlessly. It comes with the key to the case so you can lock it. The original power cord. Also it will include a copy of the original 28 page owner’s manual. Please remember to bid as if not working. I would say there is a 95% chance it works, but i’m sure if it does work it will need some kinda servicing and a new wood reed. The Lyricon is the holy grail of wind synths, no one else can even compete.” Link
“This is a one owner 1970′s Computone Lyricon II synthesizer in extremely good condition. There are minor cosmetic scratches on the exterior of the case, interior and control panel are good. The handset has some minor discoloration around keyposts. See photos. This is the full synth as opposed to the hand controller. the early model with black knobs and nickel keys. Dual oscillators, and in extremely good condition. Tested with both amp and headphones and everything works properly. It has never had a major repair and all maintenance over the years was done by Jeff Blankensop in Brooklyn. I bought it directly from Computone by mail in 1976 or ’77. They only made a couple of hundred of these. It’s been in my home studio for over 3 decades. I’m in my 60′s and I just don’t play a synth anymore. I will enclose a cd with all relevant net info I have found over the years (manuals etc.). ” Link
Everything here including instruction manual and cords. Cannot get it to work. Great for parts, or can have it fixed.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.