Saturday Synth Porn: This vintage modular is the first commercial Moog synthesizer sold.
It was built by Robert Moog (1934-2005), using pear tree wood from his own back yard in New York. It has three control panels, a five-octave keyboard with fifteen knobs, a wood stand, and pedals. It was originally commissioned and owned by New York-based dance choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The Moog modular synthesizer came with hand-written instructions from Moog on how to use it.
The synth is now part of the Stearns Collection of musical instruments at the University of Michigan.