Moog Foundation raffles Stevie Wonder signed MiniMoog
The Bob Moog Foundation has announced the launch of its annual raffle for an iconic vintage Minimoog Model D synthesiser. This year’s prize has been signed by Stevie Wonder, who, the Foundation says: ‘pioneered the use of synthesizers integrated seamlessly with acoustic sounds, which influenced the development of electronic music’. The Minimoog being offered has been played by Stevie, and his signature comes in the way of two fingerprints, which are affixed to the front panel of the synthesiser in a brass and plexiglass archival enclosure.
Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, or 5 for $100, and can be purchased through the Bob Moog Foundation’s website. The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 22, 2019, or when all 5,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.
The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 8207, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory, and is valued in excess of $5,000. It has been fully restored and is in excellent technical and physical condition, with minor physical flaws that are commensurate with the age of the instrument.
Vintage Minimoog Model Ds are coveted by synthesiser enthusiasts worldwide and regularly sell on eBay and other auction sites for $4,000-$7,000.
The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit organization founded following Bob Moog’s death in 2005: ‘…to carry his legacy forward to future generations. The Foundation’s mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of science, music, and innovation. Its projects include Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, a 10-week innovative curriculum that teaches children about the science of sound through music and technology, the preservation of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, through which the organization protects and shares over 10,000 historical artifacts with museums, researchers and enthusiasts, and the Moogseum, a facility that will serve to celebrate the history of Bob Moog’s legacy and explore the science and art behind sound and synthesis. The Moogseum will open in late spring 2019’.
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