CS-60, Yamaha @ 04 May 2018, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Aside from it’s bigger sibling the CS80 (basically 2 CS60s under one hood), it’s hard to beat the versatility and sheer expressiveness of the CS60… Paddles for every parameter… Juicy aftertouch assignable to numerous destinations . . . and that SOUND made famous by the great Vangelis . . .

You’ll not find a better condition CS60. It’s over 40 years old and not perfect but in remarkable condition and everything functions 100%. The touch slider feels practically new. It’s been respected and babied it’s whole life. This one also comes with the original legs, carrying case for the legs, AND expression pedal (I use for volume generally)! One thing to note: one of the 6 voices is pitched slightly flat. This is just the tuning of a pot internally but it didn’t bother me enough to do it. This is for the new owner if they desire. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 27 April 2018, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Great condition, tested and works—there are some keys that do not play all the time? there is crack on wood block next to power switch No Legs No Pedals —Has lid and ac cord is attached—there are 2 plastic feet that are cracked—Local estate find….Due to age may need service….selling as shown— no music rack —( stand shown in auction not included )” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 23 March 2018, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“This CS-60 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!
This unit was fitted KENTON MIDI Retrofit Kit by synth service engineer.
come with TOP COVER for case and transformer. “ Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 09 February 2018, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“I discovered this from the original owner’s son about two years ago and to find something this old to be in such a highly preserved condition, is rare. The synth stayed in his home since it was new. His son wasn’t a musician so he had no need for it, so I purchased it. I am a pilot and loaded it in my airplane and flew it home. Every switch and dial works perfectly and the keyboard feels new, the ribbon controller works perfectly, the keyboard feels new, the aftertouch is flawless and the sound is magical. Yamaha clearly put all of their pride into these keyboards back in the day, as nothing in my studio has this build quality.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 08 December 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“For sale is my excellent condition, fully functional Yamaha CS60 synth. It has just been fully serviced by Retrolinear in the Philadelphia area. Retrolinear knows CS60s very well – they routinely service them for clients, including a few touring musicians who are still using them (Page McConnell of Phish being one of his clients). I have attached the invoice showing details of the work.

Functionally – Every slider, switch, the ribbon controller, and especially important, the aftertouch all work flawlessly. All voices function and are in tune.

Cosmetically – My CS60 is in excellent shape. The silkscreen is near perfect and the entire control panel has only like 2 very small chips and one scrape mark from a fader cap digging into the panel (pictured). The two chips are just above the keybed so don’t take away from the cleanliness of the control panel (one is pictured). The tolex on the case is original and in very good condition – again, excellent considering its age.

Overall – This synth was never abused. It spent most of its life in the home of a musician – it was never toured.

The original tolexed hard cover and removable music stand are included – the stand attaches to the inside of the lid. I do not have the original legs. The CS-60 gets you most of the CS-80 sound at a fraction of the cost. The aftertouch truly adds to the expressiveness of the synth.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 30 September 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“This synthesizer has been owned by one person and has obviously been kept in incredible condition. Every switch and dial works perfectly, and the sound is magical. This piece is good enough to put on display at a synth museum.

I live in CT and am a pilot and aircraft owner and rather than have it shipped to me, I picked it up and flew it back. And if I can, I’d be willing to fly it out personally to any local airport east of Chicago for the price of shipping (will cost me more in gas alone), if we can schedule a date. This synth means that much. If for whatever reason we can’t coordinate a date, it will be meticulously packed and insured if shipped.”
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CS-60, Yamaha @ 08 September 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Yamaha CS60 for sale.

The synth is great shape and functionality.
All keys, after touch and preset switches are working. The synth was tuned last year and still it is fine. You need to tune it from time to time.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 14 July 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“I’ve had this keyboard for about 20 years. I’ve had it stored for the past 15 or so. I fired it up and it doesn’t work quite right. It’s hard to explain but when you play a key, it make a high pitch sound until you push it about 6 times or so. I’m able to make chords but I don’t know what’s going on. All the keys work and the controls work as well as the pitch strip. I think something is wrong with some of the voices. I have no idea. It sounds good though! I have the original legs with the Yamaha bag. The zipper has come loose on one side but that can be fixed. One of the knobs that holds the support is broken but the screw is there to tighten it anyway. I also have the music holder as well. I love this thing and don’t really want to sell it so no low ballers! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 24 March 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “This particular one was serviced by SRS in July’13 however the ribbon controller has since developed a fault and is not working. All other functions are operational.

There is some minor wear and tear to the casing but nothing offensive.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 28 October 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60 Project Machine

yamaha-cs60 “Up for sale is this holy grail Yamaha CS60 analog synth. It’s just as cool as it is heavy and can pretty much cop any sound you can imagine. Unique features include the Ring Modulator, super cool velvet ribbon controller, and organ style patch switches.

This CS60 cosmetically is in great shape for it’s age. It does have a chip in the wood paneling and some normal scuffs and scratches associated with age. The keys are in great shape and all knobs and switches are accounted for.

Unfortunately this CS60 was the victim of some naughty feline who often used it as a place to relieve him/herself. We cleaned it the best we could although it still smells of urine, and the synth does not seem to be 100% functional. All the keys work, and the knobs/switches/parameters do effect the sound but when 1 note is played in succession, the pitch jumps around to seemingly random notes. There is also corrosion on many of the boards. So it will need some restoration, although it’s not dead by a long shot.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 12 August 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs-60 “For sale is a Yamaha CS-60 vintage analog synthesizer.
This synth is fully functional and plays great. Everything is working as it should. The only issue is the ribbon cable, only the lower portion of it is responding. I am not sure how easy it to fix the ribbon cable, but the synth is still very playable without using the ribbon cable.

All keys trigger perfectly, the keyboard plays smoothly, pots are scratchy free and turn easily and smooth. Tuning is great and stable after it warms up a bit. Includes rare leg stands, carry bag for the legs, original manual and case lid. Cosmetically its in nice condition, there are some scruffs and wear on the outside of the case but the synth control panel is in great shape. Check out the pictures below to make sure you like it. The CS-60 is probably the closet you can get to the sound of the CS-80 without the huge price tag. It has a super huge thick creamy tone and is a real joy to play. This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 15 July 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

yamaha cs60 “This auction is for (1) Yamaha CS-60 in excellent working condition. It’s in tune and all front panel surfaces, wood surround, and tolex are in excellent condition. All keys, after touch, sliders, ribbon controller, and ring modulator work perfectly. It comes with the original case, collapsible factory stand, expression pedal, built-in power cord, Yamaha gig bag (to hold the stand and pedal), Yamaha instruction manual, and several patch sheets. If you are looking for a CS-60 and all the unique sounds and playability, this is the one you want!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 June 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

cs60 “This Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer works great, looks great. This classic Japanese 8-note analog synth still has the original owner and has spent 35 happy years in my nonsmoking home studio. No touring. Case is like new. Please see the photographs in this listing and see for yourself.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 12 February 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

used yamaha cs60 “Hi. I’m selling a classic Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer in great shape.
Functionally, this synth is as near-perfect as you will find! I had it worked on by synth specialist here in LA just a few months ago. All 8 voices are now excellently in tune and all the functions, keys, sliders, buttons, and ribbon controller work perfectly. He told me it shouldn’t need another tune-up for years.

Cosmetically, there are a few very minor scratches on the front panel, some marks and tiny tears on the tolex exterior, and a small name written in marker (which is very difficult to see) – nothing out of the ordinary… cmon, this thing is roughly 40 years old!

If you’re looking, I’m sure you know just how special this synth is. It has nearly all the functionality of the legendary & gigantic CS-80, which now go for $15-20k (if you can find one). Double track sounds on this manageably-sized CS-60 and you’re basically there, sonically speaking. In any case, the CS-60 truly sounds phenomenal on it’s own and is a secret go-to in the synth collections of many producers and artists. This is analog at it’s best!

Comes with original cover and a xerox copy of the original manual. I can also give the buyer the legs, although I’ve never used them, as they’re much more wobbly than a modern keyboard stand. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 20 November 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “A relative of the CS-80 but still a giant rare analog monster polysynth. The CS-60 itself has a built on lid so it’s been kept in very good condition for an old boy. The ribbon controller works fine & all the programming controls are responding as they should. It’s not missing any of it’s parts and we have never had any problems/faults with it. It’s got a rep for tuning issues but I’ve not experience that at all. I’ve not move it since I got it & is the position it’s at now, which has probably helped.

I’d say it’s not as programmable as a CS-80 but it can manage the famous brass lead/pad sounds used in soundtracks such as Bladerunner as all the presets are identical coming from the same preset family.

The ring mod gives some most beautiful swirly pads that I can’t replicate on other synths that’s including plugins. There is just something solid about the sound in a mix.

Highpass and lowpass filters allow some lovely resonant string pads.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 02 October 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

cs-60“Not ‘reface’…THE face!! Original Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic analog synthesizer, the queen to the CS-80s king, half the guts and all the glory. Professionally owned, studio kept, all keys, knobs & sliders work and play beautifully. Nearly 40 years old, still unequalled by pale software or VA imitations. This one comes with the original chrome legs/stand, owner’s and service manual, control pedal and BAG for pedal, and sustain-type pedal (not pictured). It’s been a dream come true and a pure joy to own and play this, may you be just as delighted” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 24 July 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“This auction is for (1) Yamaha CS-60 in excellent working condition. Plays in tune after a normal 5 minute warmup. All keys are level and work. Aftertouch works. Ring mod works. Everything works! I had a brand new gold spring installed in the ribbon a few years back ($360 value). If you have been interested in purchasing a CS-60 – this is the one to buy. (Plus, it’s stateside so no worries purchasing a unit from Japan!). I know I am crazy for selling this synth but I am getting older, playing less, and I hate to see these vintage instruments sitting around not being enjoyed by musicians. Images of the actual synth included below.

I am including an original Yamaha expression pedal and newer Yamaha sustain pedal to use with the synth. I have some replacement chips I purchased years ago in case of service emergencies that I will also include. The legs are not included as they were not included when I purchased the synth from the original owner years ago.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 26 December 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Up for sale is the rare, vintage and excedingly awesome synth known as the

YAMAHA CS-60
Most functions have been tested to be in perfect working order, however, there are a few things to mention.The transposition section is not working. 3 of the keys are loose and dont move as they should ( 2 oct down/1 oct down/1 oct up) and one just doesn’t make a difference in sound (normal). I assume the normal one only changes back to the sound I am hearing during the test anyway though. Pressing one key repeatedly, on nearly all settings, produces a tone that is replicated identically for the first few strikes, but after a few times pressing the key, there is a slight variation in tone, as if there was a filter running behind the signal. I am not sure if this is normal or not, but must mention it. All other functions good!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 07 November 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “Hier verkaufe ich meinen in sehr gutem Zustand befindlichen Yamaha CS60.

Man kommt wohl nicht näher an den CS 80 Sound als mit dem CS 60, ohne die hohe Anfälligkeit des CS 80.

Lediglich eine Stimme erklingt nicht, was wohl von einem Techniker leicht zu beheben ist…Außerdem ist der Ribbon Controller defekt und ausgebaut..alles zusammen wohl nicht mehr als 200-400 euro Reparaturkosten…” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 October 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Hier verkaufe ich meinen in sehr gutem Zustand befindlichen Yamaha CS60.

Man kommt wohl nicht näher an den CS 80 Sound als mit dem CS 60, ohne die hohe Anfälligkeit des CS 80.

Lediglich eine Stimme erklingt nicht, was wohl von einem Techniker leicht zu beheben ist…Außerdem ist der Ribbon Controller defekt und ausgebaut..alles zusammen wohl nicht mehr als 200-400 euro Reparaturkosten…” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 September 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Vintage Yamaha CS60 8 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Works great! No performance or control issues that I can find. The oscillators have been tuned recently. I have tested all of the presets and every slider, switch, and knob works smoothly and properly.

This is just the synthesizer and case, no stand legs or expression/sustain pedals are included.

The outside of the case is a bit scuffed up but is structurally sound and works properly. It has a very slight farm smell (maybe it was stored in a barn at some point?). The panel itself is very clean. The inside is very clean. Reference pics. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 21 March 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

” For sale, one Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic synthesizer.This is the baby brother of the legendary and ludicrously priced CS-80, and a chance to get your hands on some true CS-80 tone at a much more reasonable outlay.This is a very reluctant sale, but sadly unavoidable right now.This synth is in fantastic condition for it’s age, and has spent its life in clean professional studios where it has been very well taken care of.Its only previous owner is a friend of the family who bought it new so I can guarantee it’s been very well looked after.It has recently been fully serviced by Bob Sinclair, who is the UKs No.1 service engineer for vintage analogue synths. It’s fully operational and in superb working condition.I am happy to post, but please bear in mind this thing weighs a bit, so you might be happier picking up from central London.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 January 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS60 in excellent working condition. Original owner. Customer pickup only. South Eastern Connecticut.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 18 October 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“very few hours on this synthesizer, everything works and only a little wear shows on the case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 27 September 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“This listing is for a YAMAHA CS60 8voice analog polyphonic synthesizer in excellent cosmetic and working condition. The CS60 is built into its own case and comes with its original lid. The enamel surface of the front panel is in excellent shape but with approximately half a dozen small (pinhead size) flakes missing. There are several minor scuffs on the Tolex of the lid, but the surface is unbroken and intact. The original legs and vinyl carrying bag (both in excellent condition) are included. The Instruction manual, service manual, foot switch pedal and foot controller(expression pedal) are all included. This is a complete Yamaha CS60 with ALL the accessories!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 16 August 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Vintage Yamaha CS-60 Analog Synthesizer

Really nice condition, great sounding!

One owner. Owner was just a hobbiest, not a pro so didn’t see a ton of use.

Everything works great, but selling ASIS no returns due to part swappers and age.

Includes:

Yamaha CS-60 Synth
Hard travel Case
Original Yamaha soft bag (for stand & foot controller)
Foot Controller pedal
Stand
Original Owners Manual & Sales Brochure

It weights about 110 lbs, so shipping is quite high.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 26 July 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“For your consideration is this Yamaha CS-60 classic analog synthesizer… I picked it up about 6 years ago, and it still plays the same as the day I got it! Two of the oscillators are slightly out of tune, but haven’t drifted further out of tune after hours of playing… Plus the low-pass-filter slider on the panel has never worked, but the low-pass-filter still works, and can be adjusted by the “Brightness” slider, and the slider for it in the storable memory panel… If you have checked out demonstrations of this thing on Youtube, then you know how expressive this synth can be. The ribbon pitch controller combined with the touch-sensitivity makes it very easy to change tones and dynamics while playing. Plus it has the storable memory, giving you two custom patch options. It has the on-board ring modulator, and a killer LFO which they call the “sub-oscillator,” with square, saw, reverse saw, sine, noise, and input options. I have enjoyed it during the years I have had it in my studio, but I would like to down-size to something I could easily take out with me…This thing is nearly 100 lbs! It does not have the legs or music stand with it, but I will include a printed off copy of the manual in a binder. Good luck, I hope she goes to a good home.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 April 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS-60 IN VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD CONDITION, RIBBON CONTROLLER IS VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED . 100V model. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 22 March 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Fully functional with original stand. Very nice condition.Tolex is all original and in very good condition .There are several abrasion marks at the very back top/side of the lid and lower case which were touched up to help blend in with the gloss level of the tolex but over all , nice shape with no tears or gouges. Inside of case top(felt) is in nice condition as well.Only one known “possible” issue electronically- the bottom jack for the headphone output The headphone only works on one channel , the right side.. I don’t know if this is because there is a loose wire inside or if my headphone 1/4 ” plug is balanced and the headphone jack is unbalanced. I just don’t know.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 01 March 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Fully functional with original stand. Very nice condition with just one noticeable blemish on wood on left panel as shown in photos. Tolex is all original and in very good condition .There are several abrasion marks at the very back top/side of the lid and lower case which were touched up to help blend in with the gloss level of the tolex but over all , nice shape with no tears or gouges. Inside of case top(felt) is in nice condition as well.Only one known “possible” issue electronically- the bottom jack for the headphone output The headphone only works on one channel , the right side.. I don’t know if this is because there is a loose wire inside or if my headphone 1/4 ” plug is balanced and the headphone jack is unbalanced. I just don’t know. This synth is from 1977 .In any event, if it also doesn’t work with the buyers headphones, I will credit $150 to the buyer to correct it. That is the quote I received to fix itassuming it is an output issue and not a headphone issue!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 October 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Up for auction is a Yamaha Cs 60 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboard. This synthesizer is in great condition, has been calibrated, and is fully in tune. You can get some pretty wild sounds out of this thing, great soft tones, and a filter with some great bite to it. All the presets work and the pitch ribbon works great too! The portamento and the sustain work great as well. Every single key works on this synthesizer and it has a new power supply. There are no scratches or scuffs on the front panel. It has a some dings and scratches on the bottom of the synth but it doesn’t affect the monster sound of this synthesizer at all. Also, it does not come with the original stand. It does come with the cover of it but only one of the two latches works. This auction is “As is.”” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 28 September 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Up for auction is a Yamaha Cs 60 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboard. This synthesizer is in great condition, has been calibrated, and is fully in tune. You can get some pretty wild sounds out of this thing, great soft tones, and a filter with some great bite to it. I don’t wanna ship this thing so if you want it you need to come pick it up. It has a some dings and scratches on the bottom of the synth but it doesn’t affect the monster sound of this synthesizer at all. Also, it does not come with the original stand. I will throw in the keyboard stand with the auction though. It does come with the cover of it but only one of the two latches works. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 06 July 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Up for sale is my Yamaha CS 60. This auction includes the original yamaha CS 60 carrying case and legs. The synth could certainly use a fix up by a tech (there is one that is located close to my house): the ribbon works but has a crimp in it which causes it to be stuck at one starting point. Additionally the voices could use a tune up. Besides that, it’s all there and everything works on it including the old school memory.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 25 May 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Selling my CS-60. The synth was just serviced by my very experienced tech Ramcur. (Look him up if you want to see his credentials.)
Everything is working 100%
Cosmetically the synth itself is 9 on 10. (Only the tolex is slightly ripped 7/10) contact me if you would like to see more detailed and specific pictures.
This one has the Kenton Midi kit installed.
Comes complete with legs and carrying case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-60, Yamaha @ 30 March 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“About this Yamaha CS60

Overall, the synth is in outstanding original working condition.

The synth was recently given a pre-sale professional service, which corrected a couple of crackly pots.

The tuning is rock sold, pretty much from the warm up.

Cosmetic condition is near mint. Front panel is clean and scratch free. The velvet ribbon controller is free of wear. Wooden veneer wraparound panels are 99% mark free. Back panel is near spotless. The chromework is as bright as the day it was made.The top part of the case has a few marks, but is also in great condition.

All knobs, buttons, switches and sliders are present, original and function correctly.

All keys are clean and aligned and contact correctly.

This is a 100v model so includes a step down transformer.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.