“Up for sale is my amazing Moog Multimoog. This synthesizer is in excellent condition. Since I have owned it, it has been in my clean smoke free home and never gigged. A collector, in my opinion, would proud to own this particular synth.
First let me provide some historic information about this synthesizer. This synthesizer is the last Moog synthesizer from the original company that Bob Moog was directly involved in – design, construction, etc. After this synth, he left the company after he had sold it to Norlin.
There were only 1000 Multimoogs ever made. It is far rarer than the Minimoog. Quite a few Multimoogs have been broken, wrecked or parted out so the number of working Multi’s is dwindling.
Bob Moog designed the Multimoog and Micromoog to be semi-modular, as well as to operate as a full synthesizer on their own. The myriad of ins and outs on the back of these synths were included to allow the connection of several of these together to create a larger synth with a little more power. I have not had the chance to do this so if you have access to another one of these or a Micromoog you could experiment with this part of Dr. Moog’s idea behind the design of these synths.
It has aftertouch. Press a key and hold it, then press harder to invoke modulation of your choice. It is one of the very first synthesizers to offer this technology.
Like the Micromoog, its little brother, it has a ribbon controller for controlling pitch-bends and changes. The ribbon controller on this one is in excellent condition.
Sample And Hold is built-in as a modulation selection. The Minimoog does not have this – you had to purchase a separate piece of hardware to connect to the Minimoog to have this.
This Multimoog is in perfect working order. All knobs have their original caps and the original white switch covers are also all present, intact, and undamaged. There are no modifications or repairs. One keyboard key has a small hairline on it and I do not know if this is a crack or cosmetic. When depressing the key it does not open the location of this line as it would if it was a crack, so I believe it to be cosmetic at this point in time.
Also, there is a pen line drawn on the modulation wheel. The previous owner added this. I chose not to remove it as it did not bother me. I leave it up to the new owner to decide on whether to do this or not. It will be the sole responsibility of the new owner to decide how to do this should they decide to proceed with cleaning this pen mark off the mod wheel. It in no way affects the operation of this synth.
Many Multimoogs had a sign of being left in the sun or near heat sources in that the main plastic control panel that all the printing is on would have edges that looked wavy, curled or melted. This one is in perfect condition in this regard. It has been kept out of the way of heat sources.
Please view the pictures I have uploaded. I do have some other pictures of the controls, up closer if you want me to send them. ” Link