“Extremely rare original early 70′s vintage Mellotron model M400S.
This is the classic model as used by John Paul Jones with Led Zeppelin, Rick Wakeman with Yes, The Moody Blues, and many other rock and prog rock bands.
It is a fully analog tape-based keyboard with three discreet tracks for each key, selectable via a control which shifts the head bank between them or in between for partially combining adjacent tracks.
The serial number of this unit is in the mid-600′s, and it features the improved, more reliable motor control circuitry.
The pitch control works as it should, as do the volume and tone controls.
It still has its original tape frame loaded with the classic flute sounds, and the two tracks are believed to be 8-voice male choir and some type of string sound.
The original white finish is a bit tired, but the overall condition is pretty good considering its age.
The original volume/swell pedal is also present and included.
Although vintage Mellotrons have been sampled and synthesized many times over the years, nothing compares to the tactile experience of playing the real thing.
It’s for those intrepid adventurers who would rather drive a vintage English sports car, than play the video game simulator.
Mellotrons are once again being built by Streetly Electronics in England, with the current model selling for over $7,000. (Replacement parts are also available from several sources.)
Here’s your chance to own an original vintage unit for much less than half the cost of the current models.
It would truly be the crown jewel of any retro/analog recording studio, or vintage keyboard collection.” Link