MATRIXSYNTH: $158,166.03 Yamaha DX1 In Stunning Condition

Monday, July 11, 2022

$158,166.03 Yamaha DX1 In Stunning Condition

via this auction

"Absolutely new. A true museum piece (currently stored in museum depot in The Netherlands). Has been
kept in flight case for many decades (but has been regularly serviced). Absolutely new (even keys look untouched/not played. Sounds very rich and incredibly warm. Extremely low noise levels. Yamaha only made 140 DX1 in 1983-1985 as ultimate showcase of FM synthesis. The DX1 (not this unused one) was used on various hit records in the 80's. Think; Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits), Human Nature (Michael Jackson), Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, Toto et cetera.

According to experts it will be almost impossible to find another DX1 in this condition (maybe 3-5 in this condition in this world still exist). The history of this instrument was also checked and approved. This instrument is pricey, but is regarded as a solid investment (further price increase expected).

Current valuation according to acknowledged appraiser:

Insurance value: 250,000 Euros. Executional value : 175,000 Euros.

Listing price: 149,000 Euros.

Valuation report, documentation, further DX1 background information (Yamaha was also contacted),
expert interviews re. value/price development available on request.

This is a private sale, but proceeds will go to NGO. Location of instrument is Amsterdam, The

For Europe: shipping is included (comes in flight case, including cartridges)

For USA and other countries: shipping, customs and other taxes are not included (comes in flight case,
including cartridges)

For more information, & private viewings please contact Kim Oeij (appointed representative for this sale)"


  1. A Bugatti with a dual DX7 engine. AFAHMASP.

  2. Well, I think there were at least 148 made.... Happy to share an image of one that Yamaha has with serial number of 1148


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