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Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by bpm938 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:15 am

Hi there. I'm new to VSE but am already in love with it.

Quick question. Does anybody know of any music stores in their area that house and sell used/vintage synths? I'm trying to get a sense of how many places like that there might be across the country. It would be nice to have a place where you can go and get your hands on older stuff - something you can't do with ebay.

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by Solderman » Tue May 18, 2010 4:18 am

I've been talking with Switched On Austin lately. They have a for sale thread here.
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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by bpm938 » Tue May 18, 2010 4:27 am

Solderman

wow, they look amazing! if only they were closer to me! :D

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by V301H » Tue May 18, 2010 7:05 am

Three Wave Music in Hawthorne, NJ stocks a few vintage items:

http://www.threewavemusic.com/
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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by mute » Tue May 18, 2010 11:06 am

Music-Go-Round locations often have a decent keyboard section with gear rotating in and out..

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by StepLogik » Tue May 18, 2010 12:48 pm

Daddy's Junky Music in the New England area but their prices are often LOL for anything that could be considered vintage.

Roland JX-3p : $1099
Ensoniq ESQ-1 (Display doesn't work 100%) : $985
Akai AX-60 : $1295
Roland Juno-106 (3 in stock) : $1895
Oberheim Matrix-6 (missing top octave of keys) : $1495

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by Barfunkel » Tue May 18, 2010 2:45 pm

1895$ is for all three, right. Right?

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Post by code green » Tue May 18, 2010 4:10 pm

wait...i think there's a sticky for this. or at leat several previous threads. in nyc it's rogue music on 28th street in manhattan and main drag music on wythe and south first in williamsburg (brooklyn).

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by V301H » Tue May 18, 2010 4:21 pm

The Keyboard Museum in New York City is not a store but allows you see and hear vintage synths:

http://www.thekeyboardmuseum.com/Home_Page.php
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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by schmidtc » Tue May 18, 2010 5:14 pm

StepLogik wrote:Daddy's Junky Music in the New England area but their prices are often LOL for anything that could be considered vintage.

Roland JX-3p : $1099
Ensoniq ESQ-1 (Display doesn't work 100%) : $985
Akai AX-60 : $1295
Roland Juno-106 (3 in stock) : $1895
Oberheim Matrix-6 (missing top octave of keys) : $1495

etc
Wow, they've changed. I remember Dave White saying he picked up a broken there CS-80 for $500. My broken RE-301 from daddy's was $400.

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by braincandy » Tue May 18, 2010 5:23 pm

I sometimes browse the Daddy's Junky site and never see any older instruments like that, overpriced or otherwise. Mostly controllers, low end romplers, and non-synth keyboards.
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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by Hair » Tue May 18, 2010 5:56 pm

V301H wrote:Three Wave Music in Hawthorne, NJ stocks a few vintage items:

http://www.threewavemusic.com/
UNDERSTATEMENT. The last time I went there he had about 6 Pro-5s and CS-30s, maybe 4 MS-20s, a bunch of Minimoogs and SH-101s and all sorts of similar awesomeness, plus unique stuff like a Moog Sonic Six. His prices are typically higher than say eBay, but he's an amazing tech (and a really nice guy) so the price is totally worth the work he put into each synth before selling. Also stocks some new stuff like DSI and Jomox, for instance.

I understand Three Wave is really the only place that insane in the Northeast, though there's also Armen's in NYC but he doesn't seem to sell any of the good stuff he has.

I know I've posted about Three Wave before, but I have no affiliation with them, they're just awesome.

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by StepLogik » Tue May 18, 2010 7:04 pm

schmidtc wrote:
StepLogik wrote:Daddy's Junky Music in the New England area but their prices are often LOL for anything that could be considered vintage.

Roland JX-3p : $1099
Ensoniq ESQ-1 (Display doesn't work 100%) : $985
Akai AX-60 : $1295
Roland Juno-106 (3 in stock) : $1895
Oberheim Matrix-6 (missing top octave of keys) : $1495

etc
Wow, they've changed. I remember Dave White saying he picked up a broken there CS-80 for $500. My broken RE-301 from daddy's was $400.
i wasn't being serious :lol:

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by RD9 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:38 am

Hair wrote:
V301H wrote:Three Wave Music in Hawthorne, NJ stocks a few vintage items:

http://www.threewavemusic.com/
UNDERSTATEMENT. The last time I went there he had about 6 Pro-5s and CS-30s, maybe 4 MS-20s, a bunch of Minimoogs and SH-101s and all sorts of similar awesomeness, plus unique stuff like a Moog Sonic Six. His prices are typically higher than say eBay, but he's an amazing tech (and a really nice guy) so the price is totally worth the work he put into each synth before selling. Also stocks some new stuff like DSI and Jomox, for instance.

I understand Three Wave is really the only place that insane in the Northeast, though there's also Armen's in NYC but he doesn't seem to sell any of the good stuff he has.

I know I've posted about Three Wave before, but I have no affiliation with them, they're just awesome.
Three Wave: A+

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Re: Stores with Used/Vintage Keyboards

Post by SubliminalEffect » Wed May 19, 2010 1:52 am

Hair wrote:
V301H wrote:Three Wave Music in Hawthorne, NJ stocks a few vintage items:

http://www.threewavemusic.com/
UNDERSTATEMENT. The last time I went there he had about 6 Pro-5s and CS-30s, maybe 4 MS-20s, a bunch of Minimoogs and SH-101s and all sorts of similar awesomeness, plus unique stuff like a Moog Sonic Six. His prices are typically higher than say eBay, but he's an amazing tech (and a really nice guy) so the price is totally worth the work he put into each synth before selling. Also stocks some new stuff like DSI and Jomox, for instance.

I understand Three Wave is really the only place that insane in the Northeast, though there's also Armen's in NYC but he doesn't seem to sell any of the good stuff he has.

I know I've posted about Three Wave before, but I have no affiliation with them, they're just awesome.
just in case any of you are wondering how come a new store people have never heard of has such a large collection of vintage synths, the person behind Three Wave Music is Sam/Osamu (i forget his last name at the moment but it's Japanese), aka Dr. Sound, same as the store he ran in SoHo/Manhattan. i've been a customer of his since 1989 when i purchased an Oberheim Matrix 1000. i'd have no problem recommending his new store if you're looking for a vintage synth - i certainly did so during the last NAMM show after he showed me photographs of what he has in stock.

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