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Win A Rare Minimoog, Signed By Rick Wakeman

The Bob Moog Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that works to preserve the legacy of Bob Moog’s work, has announced their fundraising raffle, which features a rare Minimoog.

This year’s raffle features a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer, signed by legendary prog keyboardist Rick Wakeman. Wakeman’s inscription reads, “Thanks Dr. Bob for sharing your genius. You will never be forgotten.”

“Bob Moog not only changed the course of musical history, but he changed the dynamic for performing keyboardists,” notes Wakeman. “With his instrument, we were no longer sonically buried by the guitarist and drums. Bob’s genius made it possible for us to truly be heard. He was a one-of–kind inventor, gentleman, and friend.”

The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 6360, was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on December 9, 1974, and is valued in excess of $6,000. The synthesizer is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by  New York City-based restoration specialists Tone Tweakers.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, or 5 for $100 and can be purchased at the Foundation site.