MATRIXSYNTH: Oberheim OB-X 8 Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 804014 w/ Red Calzone Case

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Oberheim OB-X 8 Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 804014 w/ Red Calzone Case

via this auction

"This is a Mint Condition Oberheim OB-X 8-voice Polyphonic Synthesizer built in 1980. It was purchased from the original owner and fully restored earlier this year by Custom Vintage Keyboards in North Hollywood - They are LA’s premier shop for keyboard restoration and they frequently work with A-List celebrity music clients as they are renowned for industry leading craftsmanship.

This exact synth was used by Greg Hoeltzel of Bob Kuban and the In men. Kuban played drums for Ike Turner, and Chuck Berry and this was very likely used on tour with and played by Ike Turner !!

This is Oberheim’s first 8 voice synthesizer that was pioneering upon its release in 1979 as it predates the Roland Jupiter 8 and was released shortly after the Yamaha CS-80 (1977) . Many other legendary polyphonic synths like the Jupiter 8 were inspired by the groundbreaking engineering present in this instrument. They only made about 700 of these and only a fraction of them have 8 note polyphony (as most have 6 voice) There are very few of these still in existence and in this condition, this is ONE OF A KIND, currently this is the only one for sale anywhere in the known universe."

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