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Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby bass line » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:03 pm

i've come across a sythesizer

it has the following written on it

"Yamaha, programmable memory synthesizer, model cs series, 20M"

can any one tell me how much i could sell this for ?
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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby Fash » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:07 pm

What sort of condition is it in? If it's good and everythings working (including the patch memories)you could potentially get £600 to £800. If it's in poor condition, you'd halve that amount.
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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:44 am

http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/cs20m.php

Est. Value - Est. Value - 00 - 00 00 - 00


Which is about £130-£250, but who knows, give it a good write up on eBay and it could go for a fair bit more.
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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby BJG145 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:20 am

Richie Royale wrote:http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/cs20m.php

Est. Value - http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/cs20m.php

Est. Value - 00 - 00


Which is about £130-£250, but who knows, give it a good write up on eBay and it could go for a fair bit more. 00 - 00


Which is about £130-£250, but who knows, give it a good write up on eBay and it could go for a fair bit more.

Definitely - the valuations on Vintage Synth are out of date. (A CS80 for under a grand? I don't think so.)

I'd have thought you'd get at least £400 for one of these in good condition. They don't come up very often. Only one I can see is £617 in 2008. The last CS30 on Ebay went for £625, though there's currently one on "Buy Now" for a hopeful £1300.

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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby Zukan » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:42 am

Makes my eyes bleed looking at the prices of gear nowadays.

I sold my CS60 a few years back for around the 800 mark.

I feel robbed, disillusioned and will probably go on a Prozac and Scotch bender now and the result will be your fault.
Hope you can live with it.

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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:09 am

Zukan wrote:Makes my eyes bleed looking at the prices of gear nowadays.

I sold my CS60 a few years back for around the 800 mark.

I feel robbed, disillusioned and will probably go on a Prozac and Scotch bender now and the result will be your fault.
Hope you can live with it.

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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby Zukan » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:40 pm

Richie Royale wrote:
Zukan wrote:Makes my eyes bleed looking at the prices of gear nowadays.

I sold my CS60 a few years back for around the 800 mark.

I feel robbed, disillusioned and will probably go on a Prozac and Scotch bender now and the result will be your fault.
Hope you can live with it.

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I hear you m8, but I was selling off my studio and 26 keyboards plus a ton of other gear was a bit much for the bedroom.
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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby desmond » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:00 pm

I always thought the Yamaha CS20m was pants, really.

Thin, weedy, dead, lifeless, uninspiring, not very flexible, and just plain didn't sound good...

ymmv...

£600-800...? Only some sucker would pay that. On your side, it's not small and looks fairly decent, plus it's a monosynth that has patch memories, which is fairly rare. These days you could probably get £400 for it, but that's still overpriced imo.

I'd far rather have a Pro1 than a CS20m... far more useful...
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Re: Yamaha cs series 20M

Postby nathanscribe » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:07 pm

I'd hazard that desmond's £400 is closer to the mark; I paid £650 for a minty CS-40M with case a couple of years ago, which was a pretty sturdy price at the time. Now, I'd expect more. Not that I'm selling. I find the 40M to be great for sounds effects and anything slightly mad. If you want what people mysteriously call "phat" you won't get much of it in the CS monos, though that's not to say they don't sound good - they're just nothing like Moogs, that's all. Switchable BP/LP/HP filters, memories, plenty of modulation and good interfacing - and they have their own sound. Worth keeping, I'd say.

Don't pay any attention to the prices listed on VSE's synth pages, they've not been updated for years.
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