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.

17 thoughts on “Win A Rare Minimoog, Signed By Rick Wakeman

  1. Yeah. So they will probably earn multiple times the value of the synth itself with these super cheap 25 dollar tickets. Yeah. How sweet of them

    1. it is called a fund raising raffle . and 1 person will spend 26 dollars and win a moog . don’t think there hiding any evil details. i suggest you stop watching conspiracy files on youtube and get rest.

    2. Yeah, that’s the point… This is a fundraiser for the bob moog foundation which provides music and technology education to children. The whole point is for them to raise money for the foundation.

    3. it goes toward funding the foundation… and if they payed at all for the unit they did not pay 6000 dollars for it, so they are making a profit, but that is kind of the idea.

  2. Many thanks to everyone here who understands that the Bob Moog Foundation is a small 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and that the raffle is a fundraising effort to generate resources so that we can educated young children about the science of sound through music and technology. If you want to find out more about our innovative work, check this out:

    So yes, we purchase the synthesizer, and yes, it cost us almost $6,000 (as is standard for a Minimoog in such exquisite condition). And yes, I jumped on a plane and incurred the cost to get Rick to sign it since he wasn’t anywhere near where I live. And yes, the marketing costs for the raffle comprise about 10% of the gross income. After paying those expenses and associated administrative costs, we do hope to generate significant funding for our projects — projects that inspire little kids to engage in science. As mentioned in the comments above, that is the point of this raffle, and it’s also the point of a non-profit — to raise funding to carry out good work. Good work does not happen on its own, it is fueled by adequate resources.

    Finally, Sally and Travis, I’m not sure where you are getting your “feeling”/assumption about the winner being pre-picked, but I can tell you that it is absolutely and audaciously incorrect. Please use caution when accusing a non-profit organization of being unethical. It is damaging and reckless unless you have proof, which you do not. You can ask any current or former employee of the Bob Moog Foundation about the process for choosing a winner, and they will tell you that it’s all done by a random number generator at the end of the raffle term. We film each session of the random number generator producing the winning number (which is then connected to a number in our data base of entries), just in case there are ever any questions, and we always have at least one person from outside the BMF present as an objective observer.

    The raffle is a fun way to support our projects. The 180 people who bought tickets in the last 20 hours understand that, as do the thousands of people from all over the world who have participated in our previous raffles. Negativity, cynicism, and erroneous assertions are ill placed for a purely charitable endeavor such as this one.

  3. Unless you have money to burn, who in their right mind would spend 6 grand on a 40+ year old Minimoog?

    The $300 Behringer Model D is close enough, as are some soft-synths for that matter.

  4. It’s a fundraiser to provide something beneficial to children. If you want cheap Behringer shit then go buy it since you’re completely and utterly missing the point. Christ, its as if people don’t have reading comprehension or capacity for reasoning as to where the money is going.

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