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Very hard to find in this absolutely museum condition, all original, no mods, electronics all stock, Roland GR 500 synthesizer plus Roland GS 500 guitar controller. This was the first synth of this kind that Roland had ever produced, back in 1977. The synthesizer module itself was a simple analog affair with Bass, Solo Synth, and String sounds based on previous Orchestral and analog mono-synths from Roland. There are plenty of sliders to adjust the VCO, VCF, VCA, and LFO sections. The synth module is controlled by a “highly modified” guitar. It utilized a special pickup system that connected to the synth module via Roland’s own 24-pin interface and controlled it using CV/GATE signals generated by the guitar’s pickup system while playing the guitar. In addition to the modified pickup, there were magnets under the face of the guitar that could increase its sustain.
This unit is functioning perfectly – all 4 of the synth sections, the guitar section, the outputs, the 24 pin cable (included) and the guitar. These units are very hard to find as very few were produced, this is made even rarer by remaining completely original and unmodified in any way.
Superb condition, a total time capsule item, not a scratch on the GR 500, just one slider knob is missing. On the GS 500 only few marks on the back of the body .
With the Roland system comes :
# Very rare original Roland stand for GR 500 synthetiser
# Very rare original Roland SCC-700F/C-24F cable Version / Length : 33′ = 10m / Mechanism: Latching / This cable is 8’ longer than the standard cables, and is also thicker than the standard cable
# Original Roland user Manual
# Original Roland patch note guitar book
# Original 20 x Roland blank panel/patch
Instant Genesis, Rush, Tangerine Dream and even Jeff Beck fun.