MATRIXSYNTH: Historic Moog Modular Coming to Bob Moog Foundation Booth at NAMM 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Historic Moog Modular Coming to Bob Moog Foundation Booth at NAMM 2019

Update: the original image I had on top appears to actually be an EMU modular. Thanks to Malte Steiner in the comments for catching it. I moved the image below for reference and moved the image of the current owner Walter Holland on top. I also added an image of Don Preston with the Moog system in 1975.

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are excited to announce our return to the 2019 NAMM Show with an expanded booth presence celebrating our recently launched endeavor, the Moogseum. We will have two adjoining booths, 10310 and 10409, for the Foundation and Moogseum respectively, located in Hall A, the synthesizer section of the NAMM floor, with our friends from KORG, Casio, and Roland nearby.

As part of our Moogseum exhibit, and continuing our tradition of featuring unique, expansive Moog modular synthesizers, the Moogseum booth will be hosting a historic 1967 modular system previously owned by both Patrick Gleeson of Different Fur Studios and Don Preston of The Mothers of Invention. Both Gleeson and Preston will appear at the booth on Friday, January 25th, to pay homage to the synthesizer that helped shape their careers.

The modular is currently owned by Walter Holland of lauded Holland Synthesizers, designers of custom aerospace quality audio equipment. Holland and his musical partner Steve Leonard, keyboardist for The Cretones, will be demonstrating the synthesizer throughout the weekend.Holland’s monolithic four-tiered modular includes three prototype modules created by R.A. Moog, Co. in the late 1960s, making it a truly one-of-a-kind system."

Top: "Walter Holland with his Moog Modular synthesizer."

Middle: "Don Preston with the Moog Modular in 1975 at the Provisional Theater."

Bottom: Per the update above, "Patrick Gleeson assists Herbie Hancock in the early 1970s" on an EMU modular.

See the full post including additional pics at the Bob Moog Foundation website here.


  1. Malte Steiner1/9/19, 2:53 AM

    Isn't it an EMU modular on the 70s picture with Herbie Hancock?

    1. Good catch. I believe you are correct. I updated the post and will reach out to the BMF to let them know.



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