Korg Mini Korg 700

“Up for sale is my MiniKorg 700S. This is the real deal, made in the mid 70’s, not a remake. Still working fine and sounding fantastic after all these years.

I have had the synth for a few years. When I first bought it the balance slider did not work and some of the keys contacts didn’t work very well. The synth had been in storage a long time and just by playing it the problem with the keys was resolved. The balance slider needed some cleaning fluid applied and it worked fine again afterwards. That’s the only maintenance that I have done to the synth since I’ve had it.

Some more details about the condition:

I will upload a video soon showing the synth in action. The plastic covers on a couple of the sliders are a little loose, I’m not sure how they should be fixed, they could definitely be glued in place but I preferred not to do that. All the controls but one work, some only affect the sound when other settings are made, so please refer to the manual if you can find one online. The only control I could not seem to find a way to work is the travel vibrato control, I’m not sure how it works but it doesn’t seem to do anything (also, judging by the colour, this control was replaced at some point in the past). There are clearly some knocks and scrapes to the bodywork and few of the sliders are not as smooth as when the synth was first made, but this should be expected after so many years.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Mini-Korg 700

“Up for grabs is my vintage Korg 700 Mini-Korg, Korg’s first synthesizer. I picked this up earlier this year at a local auction, but haven’t used it as much as I thought I would so am listing. It’s in decent condition for the age. Cosmetically, it has some scratches and looks like someone dropped their cigarette on the keys at some point in it’s life but that has no impact on performance.

Electronically, it functions mostly well, but I’ve noticed the vibrato on\off doesn’t work. Luckily there’s a slider so you can control with that. The outputs work but low can crackle here and there so I just use the high. All the controls could use a good cleaning, but none of them stick.” Click here to search for synths on eBay