MOOG CUSTOM ETHERVOX
I have been a professional thereminist for more than 20 years. I am approaching retirement and "wind-down" time, so I am making a reduction of my inventory of instruments and related equipment.
I am offering for sale a left-handed Ethervox midi-interface and midi-controlled analog theremin, manufactured in 1999 by Moog Music.
Approximately 50 Ethervoxes were made. According to Moog Music, only four or five are left-handed models.
The serial number on mine is 011, meaning it was the 11th one made. Retail price for a standard right-hand Ethervox was $3500. Producing mine as a left-handed instrument added about a thousand dollars to the cost.
The Ethervox is in every way a professional musical instrument - the response and tone of the theremin and the powerful audio equipment would please any working thereminist. The Ethervox is considered by many to be the most rich and beautiful-sounding theremin since Leon Theremin's original instruments.
It is in 100% perfect working order.
Some of the circuitry was customized for me by Robert Moog. (See link below to Moog Housecall.)
It has seen a lot of traveling in the 17+ years I've owned it; as with any orchestral instrument, the cabinet has gotten some minor dings and scratches over the years. However, these insignificant cosmetic flaws do not in any way affect the instrument's performance and indeed add to its patina.
It has special gold-plated antennas (much of the gold has worn off), with the original padded antenna jacket.
The base and legs have a custom black finish.
The cabinet was signed by Bob Moog and his factory crew when it was manufactured.
The instruction manual and original sales literature are included.
(Note: Scroll down to the end for many photos.)
Custom-made amp/speaker stand based on the design of the original speaker enclosures made by Leon Theremin.
Audio equipment includes:
QSC PLX1802 1800-watt power amp (retailed for $1200 in 2005) with manual & warranty info Studiomaster Diamond 8-2 Club mixer
Alesis Microverb III
Pyramid Studio Pro equalizer
12" mid-range speaker
6"x9" wide range speaker
Two custom heavy-duty road cases made by Encore (www.encorecases.com).
Retail cost at time of purchase: approx. $550 for the set.
Finished with bright-yellow smooth filon
Case No. 1
Case No. 2
Rubbermaid "Action Packer" Case
SALES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
$US10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents)
Payable ONLY via:
Cash, if the buyer is local and can meet me at my bank so I can immediately make a deposit. I will have the theremin with me to make immediate transfer of ownership upon the cash being verified and deposited.
Electronic bank-to-bank transfer. I will provide my bank routing and account number. As soon as the transfer is deposited into my bank account I'll immediately ship the theremin.
I will NOT accept personal checks, money orders of any kind, credit cards, or PayPal or other on-line money services.
If the buyer wants to place the funds in escrow for their protection, that's fine. www.escrow.com is a good on-line escrow service that's recommended by eBay.
NOTE: If the purchaser only wants the Ethervox theremin with its Encore road case and not the other equipment, I will be willing to offer just the Ethervox for:
$US7,000.00 (Seven Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents).
Bob Moog made a house call in 1999 to do some customizing work for me:
Here's my web site, with many photos of the Ethervox in action:
(change "at" to the "@" symbol).