Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?

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Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?

Post by majidmali » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:18 am

how much does a yamaha cs-80 go for nowadays?? how much would you spend for one?

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Post by Hossinfeffa » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:23 am

One on ebay a few days ago was listed as $15,000. Don't know what he actually got for it, though.

To me.. I don't know that much on pricing for them, but 3-6 thousand seems about right.
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Post by arpmaniac » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:07 am

Recently i read a book about analog synths from Synth Guru Mark Jenkins.
The book is "Analog Synthesizers" and published in 2007, it's a a new book.
It has a part that suggests prices versus actuall usefulness of all the vintage synths, including the CS80 (he is an owner as well).
The suggested price is 850 UKP, about 1200$ in a good condition machine, or lower!
Don't overestimate the old synths, prices like 15000$ or even 6000$, is silly.
If somone sells in these prices, simply don't buy!!

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Post by Mr. Black » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:58 am

$1200 is far too low,it is closer to 6k range.The reason you don't see CS80's pop up often because there owner's probably cherish the machine's sound quality,and you can't just throw one in a box and ship it,once it finds a spot, it should stay where it is for tuning stability,and speaking of that if you find someone that can tune it for you, better hang on to him for the rest of your life, or the CS80's.

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Post by minime123 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:12 am

i havent heard of this mark jenkins book but is it classified as fiction?
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Post by arpmaniac » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:40 am




The author suggests a price that is a mix of the reliabillity, the sounds and the overall usefullness of a vintage synth compared of what is it in the market today.
For the CS80 especially, says that despite ANY asking price (including nothing off course!), serius reliability and service problems should make the potential buyer VERY carefull.
CS80 is very difficult and expensive to restore and fix.
That's me, but prices like 3.000$, 6.000$, 15.000$ are rediculus for ANY vintage synth (except perhaps big Modular synths).
Even Vangelis doesn't use it any more. Instead, he sampled some sounds from it and thats all.

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Post by minime123 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:09 pm

well, the reason i asked if this book is fiction is because market value is determined by what they sell for on the open market, not on this one authors opinion of what something should be worth. :) maybe we should buy this book, cause 9 times out of 10 when someone offers us an instrument, theyre telling us they want x dollars for it, where x is the highest price one sold for in recent ebay history...
im not arguing about "practical worth", but i think its strange that an author would come up with his own prices like that and publish them. now youve really got me curious to read this book. :) is that price guide in the online sample you linked to?
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Post by urgetoplay » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:16 pm

$1200 CS80? Obviously a work of fiction. I doubt you could ever have gotten a CS80 for that low of a price;even during the analog sell off phase of the DX7 era.
If you listen to the "guru's" advice you'll never own any synths but the price /performance/reliability ratio of the Kazoo will be your instrument of the future.
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Post by jim777 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:08 pm

urgetoplay wrote: If you listen to the "guru's" advice you'll never own any synths but the price /performance/reliability ratio of the Kazoo will be your instrument of the future.
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how much a cs80

Post by eisbich » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:36 pm

this is so easy to answer as i own one, to people with money £4000 and
upwards of £7000-£10,000,money is no issue to the rich remember
with less than 200 around now owners can charge to the person who wants it,ive sold mine to a famous group i know of 3 in bits so it often
costs lots of time and money to get one fixed,in time most folks who want one will have to come to terms that they will never will, like a multimoog only 1000 were made , i own 3 so 997 are out there only 997
folks in the world will own them the rest will have to do without, with old
synths going up all the time only the wealthy will be able to buy them.
its as simple as that.
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Post by pricklyrobot » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:32 pm

What's the going rate for some punctuation?
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Post by GeneralBigbag » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:40 pm

I've got money here that says you couldn't think of building a CS80 from scratch for anything remotely close to $1200.
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build frm scratch

Post by eisbich » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:08 pm

ive known cs80s go for under £100 people thinking they are old outdated
organs, someone with skills could build one from bits for nothing, what you may not understand is it costs their TIME not money!
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Post by Mr. Black » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:13 pm

Keep dreaming!!!

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Post by eisbich » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:17 pm

when you own as many synths as i do over100 i dont have to dream!
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