MATRIXSYNTH: Rhodes/ARP Chroma 2103 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rhodes/ARP Chroma 2103 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage early 80's analog synth Rhodes Chroma Model 2103 #0567, the last significant project by ARP synthesizers. 16 channel programmable polyphonic synth with true dynamic keyboard feel (velocity and after-touch sensitive full-size wooden keys). This keyboard is in great physical condition. It has seen no use since it was purchased from the music store 35 yrs ago. The keyboard is close to being physically immaculate, clean in and out, not a nick on it. Original wood looks great and all keys like new and snap right back responsively with no marks on them at all. Keyboard has the original power supply which still works. That being said, electronics like to be on and 35 years of no use results in some necessary internal service. When switched on the fan runs but LED's aren't lighting up. This will need to be checked out by a technician but I've already discussed with and been estimated to completely upgrade to full working condition the following, where necessary, new power supply, new CPU board, any issues with analog voices etc. somewhere in the range of $1000-$2000. Pro re-furbed units have been recently selling by known brokers in the $8000-$9000 range and there is currently one selling on eBay for ($9699)."

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