Update 5/15/2013: CS80 number 1259 is on eBay right now. Used by Little Feat, not sure anyone buying a CS80 is going to care about this. Asking price is $17,999!
Update 8/16/11: The $17,999 CS-80 from Perfect Circuit has sold for asking price. A new record?
I keep an eye on the search term ‘Yamaha CS*’ since I have a CS-50 and am always looking for parts to squirrel away. Tonight I was surprised to see there is a CS-80 arms race going on. What’s all the fuss? Check out some Vangelis CS-80 demo’s on YouTube and you’ll see.
First up is this guy from Perfect Circuit Audio for $17,999 out of Southern California.
Someone’s got some solid Photoshop skills. That is a mighty fine looking keyboard. $17,999 is the Buy it Now.
Next is this fellow out of New York -15 minutes from Manhattan to be exact. It has been fitted with Midi which is quite a job on a monster like this.
Comes with 3 pedals, the legs, top cover etc. Oh, and only $19,900. Local pick up only.
Then we have this dusty relic for sale by a seller that specializes in odd stuff.
$18,000 is the ask. Looking at it I’m thinking this is a $10K-ish instrument since it’s untested and sold as-is.
I think it all started because of this guy. Also a Midi modified machine. Also in Southern California.
Yep, this sold on eBay for $12,500. A seeming bargain.