Yamaha SY-1

“here im selling a rare yamaha sy-1 synthesizer fully analog
it was their first commercial synth and is based on the synth that was build into the mighty gx-1
it sounds similar to the cs series very warm bright screaming tones
impossible to recreate with anything else” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY1

“This one is probably purchased new in 1975. Works very well. Keys all work smooth and no notes are missing. In tune. Sounds recording-ready. Only issue is touch control does not really seem to do anything. Otherwise everything sounds and works awesome. Priced accordingly. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY-1

“The SY1 is Yamaha’s first ever commercial synthesizer, fully analog, sold in good working order, all keys and voices are working although there are a few chips around the edges.
Comes complete with original flight case. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY-1

“I’m having a bit of a clear out and selling my lovely Yamaha SY1 synthesizer.

This was Yamaha’s first synthesizer from 1974 although it seems advanced in that the keyboard has aftertouch which can be routed individually to the filter or wah-wah, the amp or to produce vibrato, or all three. There are 28 preset sounds (Growl Pet being one) but you can also engage manual control over the filter cut off and resonance, the amp envelope, vibrato, pulse width and portamento, which can then be edited using the sliders and knobs on the control panel. You can also slide into notes using attack bend.

Once mastered this is a very expressive synth to play and though I have Roland SH1000 and 2000, I personally think this is really head and shoulders above them control wise (and it never double triggers!). Put through some dense reverb and delay you can almost make it cry like a guitar – there are some good demos on YouTube.

The synth is in lovely condition with just a few small paint chips on the front corners (seems to be very common on these synths) and a couple of marks on two of the keys. The wood is really nice and clean with no marks, I hope this comes through on the photographs. I just don’t use it as much as I once did.

The synth also comes with about 3 mtrs of power cable which seemed to be standard then.”
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