French video blogger Meynier Sylvain – who typically publishes teardown videos for vintage electronic gear – shared this video that documents a very unusual dumpster find: a rare Korg MS-20 synthesizer.
The Korg MS-20 is a powerful vintage analog synth, originally released in 1978. It was recently re-released by Korg as a mini-keyboard, which sells for about $450; and as a full-sized module, which sells for about $1,200. Originals in good condition, though, sell for $1,400 and up.
Over the course of the video, Sylvain goes from thinking the keyboard might be good for parts to realizing that the MS-20 actually works and makes ‘weird-ass noises’.
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