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66: Rare 1960s MELLOTRON INSTRUMENT

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An original Mellotron MK2, Serial no. 127
An extremely scarce and virtually unplayed early Mellotron musical instrument. It has the serial no. 27 out of approximately 250 that were manufactured. This instrument was not a touring keyboard, but was with the same owner throughout 1964-2003, and was hardly used.
The Mark 2 is the model most clearly associated with the classic mellotron sound, think Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones Satanic Majesties period, early Moody Blues albums (Mike Pinder actually worked for the manufacturer), Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson and many more (check out the many Mellotron website for further details). The Mellotron sound was hugely influential in classic English psychedelic and progressive rock, and it became highly sought after by bands from the USA too but by this time the Mark 2 was out of production, and as a consequence very few instruments were exported.
This instrument must surely be one of the very few to still be in such great working order. Numerically it is next to the King Crimson used mellotron and of the same time scale to the model in the Beatles museum.
The instrument is in excellent condition. Further detailed photos can be supplied/sent as required. Playing wise it is in remarkable order, replacement tapes if required are obtainable from the mellotron web site. The instrument comes with original bench, Official Mellotron book, service manual and a selection original press cuttings and reviews.

Please note that the instrument is currently stored in Scotland, and all costs for delivery will be borne by the successful buyer.

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66: Rare 1960s MELLOTRON INSTRUMENT

Estimate £5,000 - £5,500Nov 30, 2006
Starting Price £2,400
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