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Enter to win a vintage Minimoog signed by Rush's Geddy Lee

Mon, Feb 6, 2023@10:45AM | comments

The Bob Moog Foundation is running a raffle contest where the winner will get a fully-restored, vintage Minimoog synthesizer signed by Rush's Geddy Lee. Rush used Moog synths extensively in the '70s and '80s, most famously on their 1981 hit Tom Sawyer, and Geddy wrote the following line beside his signature on the Minimoog: "This device is a modern-day warrior". This particular Minimoog is serial number 4070, and was built at Moog Music's Williamsville, NY factory almost exactly 49 years ago, on February 14, 1974. Despite a few minor cosmetic flaws commensurate with a vintage instrument, it is otherwise in excellent technical condition with an estimated value of $10K. The raffle kicked off today and will run through Noon on February 27th EST, or when all 10,000 of the available tickets run out. Raffle tickets are $25 each, five for $100, 12 for $200, or 35 for $500, with all proceeds going to benefit the charitable efforts of the Bob Moog Foundation. For all the rules/regulations, to see photos of the Minimoog, and to purchase the raffle tickets, go to this location. Geddy was also interviewed for the raffle announcement and talks about his personal history with the Moog synth, and its importance in the history of Rush's music. You can watch that video below or on YouTube here.