Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Middle Eastern "moog" DIY Synthesizer
via this auction
According to the listing: "1978 Moog Synthesizer, Analog Keyboard, Wood Synth Box, Rare, Retro, Vintage, Antique. One of the first synthesizers Moog company, in good condition, at the level of museums collectibles as well as Collectors... We send the product from Israel in the Middle East."
Not one of the first if it's from 1978. It's likely not from 1978 either. Note what appears to be MIDI jacks on the side. MIDI didn't arrive until 1983. The moog logo is wrong as well of course. I'm guessing this is just someone's DIY project. If anyone knows more about it, let us know.
Update via the comments: "I don't know what standard was being used in Israel at the time but the din jacks could be for audio input and output like those that were used in the ussr (maybe two outputs at different levels?). We really need someone who can read the script. Definitely not moog though."