“Title says it all! This baby is in truly excellent cosmetic condition. No writings, stickers, burn marks, cracks, etc. anywhere! Perfect working condition as well. This is not the SH-3, but the SH-3A. Included is the original lid/case and power cable. This is the US edition (117V), not the Japanese one. All original knobs, sliders and buttons are present and accounted for. From a smoke-free home. These are getting increasingly hard to find. I bought this off of Reverb from a reputable seller who owns a shop, and although it is beautiful and special, I need the money (you know the story!). Grab it before someone else does! THIS IS THE ONE!” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 28 February 2016, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

sh3a” Recently serviced and added kenton cv/gate/filter which can be turned on and off.Amazing!
All keys work and no crackly pots.
In beautiful condition for it’s age.Amazing synth and a worthwhile investment.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 30 August 2015, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

sh3a“Here is a vintage analogue systhesiser with simple system as 1 VCO. but 5 sliders can be edit the oscilater like Organ’s draw bars. You can make short phrase and heavy thick bass sound by easy operating. All functions are working great. A paper to manual included. Its better to use solo play indeed. Every functions are working perfect. and the cosmetics are pretty fine too.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 31 May 2015, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

roland sh-3a“Up for auction is my Roland SH-3A. I hate to sell this synth but I need to pay some bills so here it goes…

This is an actual SH-3A (not an SH-3). The SH-3A has the much sought after filter. This machine is capable of making endless amounts of sounds. It’s only one oscillator but, is broken up into separate footages and wave selections with the eight foot voice having an independent chorus which you can dial in as much or as little as you want. Sample and hold features along with countless other choices of functions. Everything on this synthesizer is working 110% and sounds amazing! Cosmetically it is in really nice shape. There are a few tiny surface scratches that don’t amount to anything, the knobs with blue centers are not original, and I don’t have the lid. There is a small cig burn on the very last key but it doesn’t hinder anything. See the last pic for the cig burn. Otherwise, all is good and the keys are very level. You will not be disappointed with this machine. ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 24 May 2015, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

3a” This SH-3A is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!! ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 30 November 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

” Here is a Roland SH-3a analog synth. Excellent condition, serviced and calibrated. Includes cover too, I just forgot to take a picture of it. ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 02 November 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3A

sh3a“This listing is for a Vintage Roland SH-3A.
This unit is working. Beautiful and Good condition.
It sounds GREAT!
But 8′ PLUSE does not sound. 8′ SQUARE and SAW are OK.
Maybe this is just switch contact failure problem.
This unit comes with the original hardtop.
This unit is for 100Voltage. You may need the voltage converter to use it.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 19 October 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

sh-3a“Unit doesn’t power on. As is.100 volt unit will require voltage converter for use outside Japan. Please see photos for cosmetic condition details” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 21 September 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

used sh3a“This listing is for a Vintage Roland SH-3A.
This unit is working. Beautiful and Good condition.
It sounds GREAT!
But 8′ PLUSE does not sound. 8′ SQUARE and SAW are OK.
Maybe this is just switch contact failure problem.
This unit comes with the original hardtop.
This unit is for 100Voltage. You may need the voltage converter to use it.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 31 August 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

” This SH-3A is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!
This unit was overhauled by professional technician.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 24 August 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

sh3a “Vintage Roland Sythesizer SH-3A with CV GATE VCF MODIFICATION

Used fair condition for it’s age…
Some wear & tear on control panel graphics
(*please see pictures)

This synth produces crazy sounds!
Thus a warning that this synth is mental ; )” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 23 February 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Zum Verkauf kommt ein ROLAND SH-3A ANALOG SYNTHESIZER aus NICHTRAUCHERHAUSHALT in einem tollen Zustand. Technisch einwandfrei. Oberfläche mit feinen Kratzspuren. An dem Synth gibt es nichts auszusetzen. Keine versteckten Mängel. Technische Daten bitte im Internet nachlesen. Altersbedingter gebrauchter Zustand. Die Fotos sind Bestandteil der Beschreibung. Siehe Fotos.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 19 January 2014, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“There is some minor cosmetic damage (see photos) to the faux-leather casing and label, but beyond that this synthesiser is in great condition. All knobs and dials are intact and fully functional.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 15 December 2013, Comments Off on Custom Roland SH-3a

“Roland SH3a analog monophonic synthesizer (modularised)

This is my fantastic Roland SH3a, one of the most versatile small analog synths ever released, converted into module form with the removal of the keyboard and transfer of the power supply into a separate casing with captive connector cable.

The SH3a is unique as a sound effects synthesizer in having a single oscillator with multiple footages all with different waveforms, “chorus” (pulse width modulation) on the 8 foot waveform, dual independent LFO’s, white noise, and a sample & hold section capable of creating complex glissando and arpeggio patterns.

I used this SH3a for sound effects as a substitute for the larger and more expensive EMS Synthi VCS3, and with some reverb and delay added it sounds stunning.

White noise is also included and there are various modes for bending the pitch, as well as voltage inputs for filter and oscillator on the rear.

There isn’t a Gate input so with the keyboard removed you can’t play melodies on it as such. But the three keyboard connection cables are bundled inside and an experienced engineer could access these to restore keyboard functions, or to interface an analog sequencer. I have NOT kept the keyboard.

In very good working order and playing condition. The 32′ footage doesn’t work but for very deep bass you can transpose down very low while using the 16′ setting. A spray of switch cleaner would be of benefit on most switches and rotaries.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 10 November 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“ITEM FOR SALE: ROLAND SH-3A

PLATFORM: ANALOG SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD

CONDITION: FULLY FUNCTIONAL, JUST SERVICED, SHIPPED IN BOX” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 03 November 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“This SH-3A has been used in various recordings and is in good working order. The hard case is included (top and bottom).
Please note the following flaws:

Case has some nicks and marks inside and out
Output level switch is very loose but works (feels more like a slider than a switch)
Both case catches are broken and need replacing

Otherwise the synth works fine and is in good condition as you can see from the photos. It is fitted with a UK plug.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 08 September 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3A

“This listing is for a Vintage Roland SH-3A.
This unit is working. All keys, Knobs are fully functional.
It sounds GREAT!
But the Power switch is not work well. It’s always ON.
This unit comes with the original hardtop.
This unit is for 100Voltage. You may need the voltage converter to use it.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 28 July 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Missing top of the Case,Also some of knobs has been replaced by non originals !! ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 14 July 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3A

“THIS SH-3A 1973/74 VINTAGE SYNTH IS IN PRISTINE/MINT CONDITION, IT HAS BEEN VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURES AND HAS VERY RARELY BEEN USED, THERE IS A MAINS LEAD CONCEALED IN A SMALL BOX AT THE BACK AND TWO ORIGINAL MANUALS, THIS COMES COMPLETE WITH HARD FLIGHT CARRY CASE AND MUSIC SHEET STAND WHICH FITS INSIDE THE LID.

THIS REALLY IS A RARE FIND IN SUCH GOOD CONDITION!

WHEN POSTING THIS ITEM I WILL ENSURE TO PACKAGE IT VERY WELL.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 07 July 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a Project Machine

” The keyboard powers on but it doesn’t make any sounds so I am selling it for parts – as is. All of the keys and knobs are mechanically functional, but one of the keys (the 2nd D) has a crack in it.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 23 June 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“This auction is for my Roland SH-3a vintage analog synthesizer. It is in excellent working order. All the controls work perfectly, the sliders have been cleaned and lubed and all have a nice smooth movement. The switches and keyboard contacts have been cleaned and all the keys trigger perfectly. Cosmetically it has quite a lot of small scratches and a small burn on two of the keys, as seen in the pictures.Overall it’s in fairly good condition for a 40 year old synthesizer. The original lid and music stand are included, although the latches on the lid are a bit loose when locked. It is a 100V model and I will include the 230/100V step-down transformer I use to power it. The SH-3a is, in my opinion, a very underated monosynth. It has the unique organ type register sliders for mixing the different octaves and a very well specified Sample/Hold section as well as 2 lfos. ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 03 February 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a Project Machine

“Not in brilliant condition as has been unused in a cupboard for years. The power light comes on when it’s plugged in but it doesn’t make any sound. The top part of the case is missing and one of the controller knobs is missing as can be seen in the second photograph. May well be repairable for someone who knows about these things but otherwise for parts.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 03 February 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

” This Synth is in great condition has some signs of use but in fully working order very original sound” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 27 January 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Not in brilliant condition as has been unused in a cupboard for years. The power light comes on when it’s plugged in but it doesn’t make any sound. The top part of the case is missing and one of the controller knobs is missing as can be seen in the second photograph. May well be repairable for someone who knows about these things but otherwise for parts.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 06 January 2013, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“I’m selling my Vintage SH-3A (Functionality completely restored by Midwest Audio, Arlington Heights, Illinois for $242.17) cheap; search eBay for SH-3 or SH-3A and you’ll see a listing from Japan: for $555.55 + $220 shipping and you’ll agree. The winning bidder will get a copy of the Midwest Audio receipt. The synthesizer is the cleanest of the three that I had (I sold two already; this is the last one); it comes with the top and the manufacturer’s original SH-3A Function and Handling of Controls brochure, explaining what each and every control does. ” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 04 November 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

” This SH-3A is in perfect working condition and in Very Good condition.” eBay Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 04 November 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Roland SH 3a Synthesiser in great cosmetic condition for it’s age, a couple of the sliders are a bit stiff and noisy and one of the a flats goes a bit haywire when you play it but i’ve been told this is down to needing internal cleaning, but apart from that it’s in really good shape.” Link

Roland, SH-3a @ 25 March 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“This listing is for a Roland SH-3A synthesizer, fixed in a black flight case.

Roland is a highly respected brand in the music industry and are legendary for their instruments, especially synths, where they unarguably led the way in sound progression.

The item overall is in fair condition considering its age (1970s), as it has been kept in its closed case when not in use.

There are some issues, it could do with a service! There are issues with the vcf and vco preset envelopes, and some of the sliders need attention.
I have been advised that a service would fix these issues, but this would mean opening the casing so this would need to be taken on by someone
technically competent, or given a professional service!

It has a power lead built in which is easily accesible/storable in the base of the case.

The case has seen better days, but again is good for its age. (pre. 1978)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 18 March 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Selling my Roland SH-3A… Condition is “Very Good +++”; Cosmetically it is near perfect. …Electronically it’s perfect. just a few minor hiccups. Keyboard tracks accurately; all keys work… The only minor flaws are a couple of the sliders are slightly noisy (as one would expect with age), and one of the buss switches (tremmelo switch is a bit funky). I think a quick spray of electronic cleaner on the sliders should help. Otherwise, the synth is rock solid and sounds fantastic…… ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 11 March 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Verkaufe meinen analogen Roland SH-3a Mono Synthesizer aus den 70ern wegen Neuanschaffung. Optisch und technisch noch gut in Schuss. Alle Schiegeregler funktionieren und sogar die Schutzfolie ist auf den Drehreglern noch drauf. Der original Deckel und der Notenhalter sind auch mit dabei.
Sehr rarer Synthesizer, auch für Sammler sehr interessant.
Mehr Infos im Netz!
Nehme gerne auch Tausch- oder Preisvorschläge entgegen.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 04 March 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“This listing is for a Roland SH-3A synthesizer, fixed in a black flight case, in full working order.

Roland is a highly respected brand in the music industry and are legendary for their instruments, especially synths, where they unarguably led the way in sound progression.

The item overall is in great condition considering its age (1970s), as it has been kept in its closed case when not in use.

It has a power lead built in which is easily accesible/storable in the base of the case.

The case has seen better days, but again is good for its age. (pre. 1978)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 05 February 2012, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“A perfect condition SH3A. Recently serviced, not used much since then. Sounds very good, big warm and like a proper instrument. Very usable. No faults at all on it. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 18 December 2011, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“I am the second owner of this wild one oscillator analogue synth from 1975 in good condition(see photos). Everything functions and all keys sound fine. The tolex case is in good condition. The control faceplate on the left is in excellent condition and rotaries/sliders look like they came right from factory. The metal casing is in decent shape but does have some blemishes. Looks like the prior owner attempted to touch up some of the scratches. Consequently, I am listing this several hundred below other SH-3A listings!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 30 October 2011, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“The Roland SH-3a is in good condition and comes with the original lid cover and a power supply. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Roland, SH-3a @ 14 August 2011, Comments Off on Roland SH-3a

“Vintage Roland SH-3a Synthesizer.

Great condition. All keys and functions work. All sliders and knobs present.

Complete with lid and original wire music stand.

Comes with copy of manual (not original).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.