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Minimoog Cabinet Colors

Post by thewaag » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:32 pm

I recently purchased my second Classic Minimoog and noticed that the cabinet color is much darker than the Mini that I have had for years.

My new one (serial # 4XXX) is a dark walnut stain, while the Mini that I have had for years (serial # 9XXX) is more of a honey color.

I have also noticed this difference in coloring on Mini's offered on Ebay. Older models are darker while newer models are finished in a more translucent honey color.

Did they change the wood used in the cabinet over the years, or did they just change the stain color?

Since I am going to re-finish my new Mini I supposed that it would be best if I finished it in the color that is proper for the serial number.....

Thanks for any insight!

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Post by Beluhan » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:05 pm

Yes they changed the wood a few times, in general the dark walnut case is more valueable and looks much better to me.

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Post by mee3d » Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:52 am

How about Oak?

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Post by MC » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:47 am

Nice 8)

Custom cabinet? I don't know of oak being used for production.

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Post by Qwave » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:06 pm

or how about beech wood with clear coating:

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Post by Boeing 737-400 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:44 pm

mee3d wrote:How about Oak?

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Beautiful.

Did you have that case custom made?

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Post by mee3d » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:16 pm

This was made by an English Carpenter from 10 year old dry cured English Oak.

The original case was dark stained boxwood (I still have the original case if anyone wants to offer me some beer money for it!).

I think he made a very small batch . . maybe 2-3, it came via Adrian at SRS in Bedford UK (who is now making his own monosynth . . the Aurora).

I sold the mini earlier this year . . i didn't want to but i got a considerable amount for it . . I would have sold my Voyager SE #86 and kept the model D but i couldn't get anywhere near what i paid for the Voyager!!!

I'm now looking for another Model D and trying to sell my Voyager . . funny how it goes!

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Post by MC » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:05 pm

Yeah that oak is purty. I like good looking hardwoods. I saw a pic of a Hammond A-100 in rosewood, a one-off from the factory. THAT looked sharp. Rosewood would look good on a Min or a Voyager 8)

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Post by Beluhan » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:00 pm

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Classic Walnut early mini s# 2590

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Post by sundaeclubber » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:13 am

MC wrote:Yeah that oak is purty. I like good looking hardwoods. I saw a pic of a Hammond A-100 in rosewood, a one-off from the factory. THAT looked sharp.


Bet it did too!

My A102 is in American Cherry with dreadful French Provincial casework!

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Post by The Unknown » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:25 am

MC wrote: Rosewood would look good on a Min or a Voyager 8)


R L Music had a rosewood Mini that looked absolutely stunning.
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bought a minimoog in the darker color

Post by v8media » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:00 pm

Hey there, just was trying to figure out if my MiniMoog was supposed to be the darker color. It's serial 5553. Is this range of machines supposed to be that color?

I ask because I am tempted to refinish the case. Is it better to leave it stock, even with it's little dings around the corners from wear and tear? I would actually really love to have a MiniMoog in a particular shade of olive green. Any ideas on how that would affect value?

Thanks for any info, Ian

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Post by endocrine » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:21 pm

Is nobody going to say anything about that ribbon controller on the oak mini? How did you get that?
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