The Bob Moog Foundation Announce 2021 Minimoog Raffle
Post date:Fri, 03/05/2021 - 08:08
A lot of businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Moogseum which was closed for five months. The Moogseum, located in Asheville, NC, is not just a celebration of Bob Moog's historical legacy, but also a place that explores the art and science of sound synthesis. Recently the Bob Moog Foundation announced its 2021 Minimoog Raffle to support not just the Moogseum, but also to expand their education projects, such as Dr. Bob's SoundSchool. According to Michelle Moog-Koussa, the SoundSchool teaches more than 3,000 second-grade students in the area about the science of sound every year.
Not only will the money from the raffle go towards a good cause, but the prize is something that all synthesizer fans can appreciate too. The Bob Moog Foundation announced that everyone entering the spring raffle stands a chance of walking away with a fully restored Minimoog synthesizer. The vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer that is up for grabs has a serial number of 8903 and includes a stunning custom cabinet that was made from rare African Makore wood. Michelle Moog-Koussa stated that the Minimoog set the standard for an entire industry that followed and that the Bob Moog Foundation is excited to offer an instrument of this caliber to their supporters all over the world. She added that 2021 marks the 50th year anniversary of Minimoog's shipping to customers from the original R.A. Moog factory in Trumansburg, NY.
The 2021 Minimoog Raffle officially opened on March 1, 2021, and will continue until March 29, 2021, or until all the tickets sell out, whichever comes first. The lucky winner of the raffle will be announced on Friday, April 2, 2021. There are only 4,500 tickets available and the raffle is open internationally, so this is definitely not an opportunity to sleep on. Tickets to enter the raffle are priced at $20 each or can be bought cheaper in bulk at six for $100, 14 for $200, and 40 for $500. The estimated value of the Minimoog Model D being offered is about $6,500 and this is a figure that is only going to go up given how sought after this synthesizer is. The renowned synthesizer technician, Wes Taggart of Analogics, was tasked with the restoration of the Minimoog and he also future-proofed it in the process. Taggart also used his woodworking skills to fabricated the custom cabinet for the synth. The rare African Makore wood he used is not just beautiful, but also known for its strength and durability. The result is a Minimoog that is in excellent technical and physical condition.
To purchase your raffle tickets or view the rules and regulations head on over to the official website at https://bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/products/2021-minimoog-raffle. More information about the raffle as well as The Bob Moog Foundation can be found here https://moogfoundation.org/2021-minimoog-raffle-win-a-vintage-minimoog-model-d-in-gorgeous-custom-cabinet/. The page also has some beautiful photos of the Minimoog Model D that were shot by Stephan Pruitt Photography