Vintage Instruments

Warning: this page is not mean to be comprehensive! It is a record of my research when I find stuff that I get excited about for whatever reason. Someday I’ll develop it into a database.

My focus is synthesizers and other musical equipment from the 1960’s through early 80’s.  Seems like every day I run into a new weird old thing I didn’t know existed.  As I find stuff I will update this page and eventually will become a detailed resource.

Year cited is year of introduction. I tried to source the manufacturers themselves for these dates, but even the manufacturers can be inconsistent. Roland SH-2000 is a good example of this. Send me a message if you have a better year than I do here.

1963

Buchla 100 Series Synthesizer

1967

Moog 1C / 2C / 3C Synthesizer

1969

EML ElectroComp 200 Synthesizer

EMS VCS3 Synthesizer

Yamaha YC-10 Compact Organ

1970

ARP 2500 Synthesizer

Buchla 200 Series Synthesizer

Moog Minimoog Synthesizer

Yamaha EX-42 Stage Organ

Yamaha YC-20 Compact Organ

Yamaha YC-30 Compact Organ

1971

ARP 2600 Synthesizer

EMS Synthi A Synthesizer

EMS Synthi Sequencer 256

Yamaha YC-25D Compact Organ

Yamaha YC-45D Compact Organ

1972

ARP Odyssey I Synthesizer

ARP Pro-Soloist Synthesizer

EML ElectroComp 101 Synthesizer

Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer

Triadex Muse Synthesizer

1973

Korg MiniKorg-700 Synthesizer

Moog Satellite Synthesizer

Roland RE-201 Space Echo Delay

Roland TR-66 Drum Machine

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer

1974

Arp Explorer I Synthesizer

Arp Solina String Ensemble String Synthesizer

Oberheim SEM Synthesizer

Roland SH-3 / SH-3A Synthesizer

Roland SH-2000 Synthesizer

Yamaha SY-1 Synthesizer

1975

Arp Axxe Synthesizer

Arp Little Brother

Arp Solina String Synthesizer

EMS Vocoder 2000

Roland SH-5 Synthesizer

Yamaha SY-2 Synthesizer

Yamaha GX-1 Stage Synthesizer

1976

Roland System 100 Model 101 Synthesizer

Roland System 100 Model 102 Synthesizer Expander

Roland System 100 Model 103 Mixer

Roland System 100 Model 104 Sequencer

Roland System 100 Model 109 Speaker

Roland System 700

Yamaha CS-50 Synthesizer

1977

Yamaha CS-10 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-30 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-30L Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-80 Synthesizer

Yamaha EX-1 Stage Organ

Yamaha EX-2 Stage Organ

Yamaha SS-30 String Synthesizer

1978

Roland SH-1 Synthesizer

Roland SH-7 Synthesizer

Roland SH-09 Synthesizer

Roland System 100M Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-5 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer

1979

Roland Jupiter 4 Synthesizer

Roland Pro Mars Synthesizer

Roland SH-2 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-15D Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-20M Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-40M Synthesizer

Yamaha SK-10 Organ / String / Synthesizer

1980

Yamaha SK-20 Organ / String / Synthesizer

Yamaha SK-30 Organ / String / Synthesizer

Yamaha SK-50D Organ / String / Synthesizer

1981

Roland Jupiter 8 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-70M Synthesizer

Yamaha SK-15 Organ / String / Synthesizer

1982

Roland Juno-6 Synthesizer

Roland SH-101 Synthesizer

Roland Juno-60 Synthesizer

Yamaha CE-20 Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-01 Synthesizer

Yamaha SY-20 Synthesizer

1983

Roland Jupiter-6 Synthesizer

Roland JX-3P Synthesizer

Yamaha CS-01 II Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-1 Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-7 Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-9 Synthesizer

Yamaha FX-1 Stage Organ

1984

Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer

Roland JX-8P Synthesizer

Roland MKS-30 Synthesizer

Roland MKS-80 Synthesizer

1985

Roland Juno-106S Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-5 Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-21 Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-27 Synthesizer

Yamaha DX-100 Synthesizer

Yamaha YX-7 Synthesizer

S T R I N G  S Y N T H E S I Z E R S

VP-330

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RS-505 Paraphonic

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