“This is an original, 1985 Yamaha DX21, little brother of the legendary DX27. Requires a little work, otherwise a great collector item. Comes with gig bag and owner’s manual (I believe this is a photocopy of the original manual). Link
“Yamaha DX21 Keyboard…..including case…..my brother tells me it works….but is quite complicated to figure out, and i don’t have the manual, as a guitarist i just wanted something i could plug in and play……this is not it !!” Link
Hard case included.” Link
” In good condition. Classic 80′s FM sound. Pick up from Los Angeles.” Link
“This yamaha DX 21 synthesizer comes with a carrying case. The screen has been upgraded to a back-lit bright blue lcd display. All the controls and keys work, there is nothing wrong with it except for a few scratches.” Link
“Great condition, a few buttons are a little sticky and require a firm push to register but all are working. Some minor wear on the edges as seen in the puctures. Battery has NOT been replaced. Ships quick!” Link
“All works fine except the B2 button. This controls detune, pitch bend range and selects patch B2. The button presses in but nothing happens. Could be an easy fix” Link
“I’ve used this synth for over 14 years now, easily programmable, capable of a good string, bass and droney-pad sound as well as industrial sound-effects and metallic like sounds.
Being able to split two sounds on the keyboard is a huge bonus, have fun.
Keyboard stand included. ” Link
“Item is worth $900 brand new I’m just looking to get $200. If you’re a music lover, you’ll definitely be satisfied with your purchase.” Link
Bring your own vocoder
Tons of algorithms
Just some scratches on the back.” Link
“Yamaha DX21 FM Synthesizer. Great synth, just don’t play it any more. I have sampled it in many ways, the routing in this thing is awesome!!” Link
“Yamaha DX 7 on a really great shape.
Photos are taken by Poien Wong at Homcore music store. ” Link
“Missing one of the slider caps on the volume knob.” Link
” Has new key contact triggers. Serviced by Audio Rehab. Clean and tested thoroughly. Available for pick-up. Price is negotiable. We are a certified service center for Yamaha.” Link
This item is used and shows signs of wear but works great. ” Link
Yamaha DX21 vintage keyboard in working order. There is one key (fifth white key from left) that has a very slight tarnish which might have been someone dropping a cigarette on to the key and removing it quickly many years ago!” Link
“I have a VINTAGE YAMAHA DX-21 KEYBOARD / SYNTHESIZER for sale. This keyboard is fully tested, works great and has a new memory battery freshly installed. . The only thing “wrong”, I could find is the green number 4 button takes a little extra effort to activate and there is some slight discoloration around the edges of the display, (see pictures). Cosmetically its about an 8.5 out of 10. This is a professional keyboard with a metal case, not a toy. I am very picky about my descriptions. This way you know exactly what you are buying. ” Link
Cosmetically speaking it’s in very good shape.
Some very small spots seen in the metal control panel by buttons and sliders.
LCD in excellent condition, extremely legible.
New RAM battery installed Feb. 2016.” Link
” Nice used keyboard, screen lights up, and looks to be in working condition.” Link
“This is a very cool Yamaha DX21 Digital Synthesizer Keyboard. Lots of fun to be had with this little puppy. 61 Key, it is in great shape and comes with a nice hard shell case. Came out of a Church – it was well taken care of. Please See pictures. ” Link
“Yamaha DX21 Digital Keyboard , good condition , tested and works perfectly .
Keyboard only no other accessories .” Link
“Up for auction is a Yamaha DX21 FM Synthesizer. This unit has been tested and checks out fine. All switches, buttons, benders and keys are intact and in good working order. Studio used only. Very CLEAN.” Link
“Vintage Yamaha DX21 FM Synthesizer. Made in Japan 1980s. Working condition. Worldwide shipping.” Link
” This is a No-Reserve auction for a vintage Yamaha DX-21 FM Synthesizer in excellent condition. There is no external damage to the case, screen, or front panel. All the keys, buttons, sliders, and wheels are fully functional. This keyboard looks like it has seen little use in its 30 year history. I am also including a printed copy of the manual found on-line in PDF.” Link
“This was a perfectly functioning DX21 until the goons at Parcelforce decided to break it. It no longer powers on, and the bottom left corner has been snapped off. No mean feat for heavy duty Yamaha synths! The low C key nearest the damage now also sticks and doesn’t have the correct action. I can enclose the broken off bjt of plastic that could be stuck back on; please see photos for that.” Link
“Please scroll down and look at all the photos for the condition. All my unit have been professionally cleaned, tested and tuned-up.” Link
” Used very good condition Yamaha DX 21 synth. You can extensively edit patches using the digital menu. There are 128 presets included as well. Very nice digital Synth. Everything is in perfect working order and was owned by one person.
The original manual is included. I will also throw in a foot pedal which can be used to add sustain or portamento effects.
Sorry for the high shipping, it’s on the heavier side.” Link
” Works great, all functions properly, a key is chipped but still works great.” Link
“This classic 80s synth is a close relative to the famed DX7. The DX21 is really similar and a great synthesizer in its own right. What it lacks are the patches unique to the DX7, but they are both frequency modulation synthesizers.
I am a sound designer in Nashville, and over the years I have made my own custom patches on this machine. Upon request (before the auction ends or after you win) I can send you some audio samples of the included sounds. It’s a great synth and I have enjoyed working with it.” Link
“Good working order vintage synthesizer” Link
Features and Benefits:
Yamaha DX21 Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer
Tested and works. One Key does NOT work. There is another key you need to press hard.
Good Condition – Cosmetic wear from regular use, some scuffs and scratches over the instrument.
Previously Owned” Link
” DX21 keyboard. This is a US import so it requires a transformer. It worked when it was powered up about four years ago and it has been stored ever since. However I’m selling as ‘for parts not working’ as I don’t have a power supply to test it with. Comes in a home made (not by me) case. I’m not a keyboard player so I don’t know any more about it. I just need it out of the way. Collection only please. Cheers. ” Link
Purchased new in 1986.
Serial Number: 15273
- Original Music Rack
- Original User Manual
- Original ‘Performance Notes’ Booklet
- Original Play Book
- Original 4-page sales brochure
- Service Manual [PDF format, mailed to winning bidder if required]” Link
“Good Condition – Cosmetic wear from regular use, some scuffs and scratches over the instrument. Tested and works. One Key does NOT work. There is another key you need to press hard.” Link