MATRIXSYNTH: Arp Solina String Ensemble MK1 1975 SN 0093165

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Arp Solina String Ensemble MK1 1975 SN 0093165

via this auction

"Rare, early model Arp Solina! Series 22 which is the ~2nd year of production. Early 1X series did not have the mod/chorus switch and only a few had Gate/trigger out. Arp added the switch to the front panel and gate/trigger out on a few early 2x series, which eventually was done by eminent for the MK2, which are mainly later 2x series and after. You can tell the difference as the MK2 has the chorus button on the right side of the keyboard.

The early MK1s are hard to find, especially with the mod/chorus switch and gate/trigger out. The MK1 has the most classic Solina sound used on countless recordings.

Everything works, all voices, bass, keys, sliders. Body has a few minor scratches but still great for a +40 year old stringer. There is a piece broken off the right front corner, I got it this way and. I was either going to fill it in to reshape it or just sand it flat, but never got around to it. This is an easy cosmetic fix and of course does not effect the sound."

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