MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage 1980's Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Analog Synth SN 2723

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Vintage 1980's Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Analog Synth SN 2723

via this auction

"This keyboard was purchased by my father in 1982 to set up a home studio to work with my sister, Shannon Worrell, who is a professional and well known indie singer and songwriter. [Wikipedia article]

This keyboard was used on several recordings of different albums she made as well as live performances. In the 1990's she later used it on the album, Three Wishes which famed musician and friend, Dave Mathews performed back up vocals for her. By the early 2000's the keyboard was in storage where I found it and had it sent to back to California at Sequential to be refurbished as some of the keys would no longer play notes. My sister gave it to me since she no longer wanted it.

The synth gets played a couple times a year for fun and that's about it. I collect many instruments and have run out of space for some of them so I have decided to let this one go. It has been well cared for and shows no abuse or abnormal wear. It is fully operational and ready to play.

The keyboard is all original except for three dial caps and some springs for some keys in side. It has never been modified or converted to MIDI. I am assuming that means it is Rev 2. I don't really know. It works perfectly and has a low serial number which I was told made it kind of rare since it also hadn't been modified. It's a super cool machine and an amazing piece of technology. It will make any collector stoked I am sure..."

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