MATRIXSYNTH: KORG 700 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Thursday, October 04, 2018

KORG 700 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

SN 3342 or 3347

"What I love about the 700 is that it has it’s own unique tone. It’s timbre is uniquely Japanese, soft, wistful and searing in a way that compliments the bolder, brasher American synths from the likes of Moog, Sequencial Circuits Inc, or Oberheim. It sits nicely in any mix and makes people say “what's that sound, what’s that keyboard?”

Just listen to anything from Kitaro… those beautiful solos are the KORG700.

For a 40+ year old synth it’s incredibly stable… it stays in tune far better then new analogs so it actually makes for a great live solo synth however, there aren’t any pitch or mod wheels - this synth needs to be played!

This unit is fully functioning… in very nice shape cosmetically, it looks fine next to other, newer synths but remember, it is vintage and the toggle switch caps are a bit lose (but they are all there) and the volume fader is a bit scratchy… set it and forget it, which is probably why it’s scratchy, and the wood side are weathered somewhat - all the charm of a good instrument."

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