MATRIXSYNTH: Tom Oberheim's Jacket

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Tom Oberheim's Jacket

Very "Daft Punk." Apparently this one was owned by Tom Oberheim himself. Man I am tempted... If anyone out there gets it, please post back with a comment and let us know. It would be great to know this went to a good home. Title link takes you to more shots pulled via this auction. The other shots include images of it in silver reversible . Sent my way via brian comnes.

"It’s True! My very good friend, Mr. Tom Oberheim personally gave me his own Oberheim jacket has a thank you for supplying him with key electronic components and consulting with him on his electronic needs as he began the rise of Marion Systems. Tom is a good friend and a fantastic man with incredible genius. As a young man I grew to have a ton of respect for him and enjoyed hanging out with him in his Santa Monica office as Marion Systems grew.

Tom Oberheim (mini bio)
Synthesis Pioneer

Tom Oberheim has been developing electronic products for musicians for over 35 years. He invented a number of innovative electronic music products, including: the first polyphonic music synthesizer, the first phase shifter and ring modulator for the performing musician, the first completely programmable music synthesizer, and the first electronic music system that incorporated a synchronized music synthesizer, digital sequencer and digital drum machine. He has founded and managed three electronic music product companies, and served as a CEO and CTO. He also participated in the development and implementation of the MIDI standard."

Tom, forgive me for putting your jacket on Ebay, but I feel it should be passed on to another fan of your fantastic legacy (not to mention it doesn’t fit me anymore).

This silk, zip up Jacket is in FANTASTIC condition, reversible, and has the large GREAT Oberheim Logo embroidered on both the “black side as well as the silver side”. Also since this was Tom’s jacket “Oberheim” is embroidered on the front left breast area of the black side. The jacket can be worn comfortably by a man or woman and I would say the size is a man’s large, based on Tom’s size and when it fit me."


  1. Maybe Metasonix has just rotted my mind, but the Oberheim logo is jacking off and fingering himself.

  2. That's nothing. Today Plexus let me try on a hat worn by actors from one of my all-time favorite movies: "The Holy Mountain".

    Looks like the hat in this cover art:

    One of the coolest things that has occured so far this year!

  3. Fingering himself and jacking off?

    Well I USED to bring my kids here to learn about synths.

  4. yeah this is the dirtiest place online EVAR!!!!! LOL
    get a grip (ha!) the internets rife with three zilliion obscenities...yeah, yr not in Kansas anymore

  5. OK, I went for it and bid $351.51. Outbid though.



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