MiniMoog Model D Synthesizer, 1980-1981

Summary

The Minimoog Model D is a monophonic synthesizer that was manufactured from 1970-1981 by the R.A. Moog Company. It was the first synthesizer to be sold in retail music stores, and with approximately 12,000 total being sold in the model's lifetime, it was also the first synthesizer to be sold in such quantities as to be considered a "classic."

The Minimoog Model D is a monophonic synthesizer that was manufactured from 1970-1981 by the R.A. Moog Company. It was the first synthesizer to be sold in retail music stores, and with approximately 12,000 total being sold in the model's lifetime, it was also the first synthesizer to be sold in such quantities as to be considered a "classic."

Artifact

Synthesizer

Date Made

1980-1981

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2014.45.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Rubber (Material)
Steel (Alloy)
Textile
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in  (synthesizer)

Width: 17 in  (synthesizer)

Length: 29 in  (synthesizer)

Height: 9.25 in  (case)

Width: 21.25 in  (case)

Length: 33 in  (case)

Inscriptions

top: Moog Music, Inc. minimoog Controllers Oscillator Bank Mixer Modifiers Output rear: This Product is Manufactured Under One or More of the Following Patents 3,475,623 / 3.733,955 / 3,800,088 Other Patents Pending

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