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NEW Eminent Solina String Ensemble (ARP) Vintage Synthesizer with flight case RA

Estimated price for orientation: 1 000 $

Category: ARP 2600 Keyboard Synthesizer hr

Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Solina ARP
Number of Keys: 29 MPN: Does Not Apply
Model: String Ensemble Type: Keyboard Synthesizer
UPC: Does not apply

In the early 1990s we went to an auction of a music store that closed.  We bought this Eminent Solina String Ensemble, which seems to be new, although perhaps used as a demo.  The only reason I say this is that the foot pedal is a bit dusty and the front part of the music stand (which keeps the music from sliding off) had become loose on the left side.  We glued it back in place, but where it had rested on the top for all these years, it left a residue, which I am afraid to try to clean off.  Please see the pictures.   The rest of the keyboard is in wonderful shape, the warranty has never been filled out, the instructions are included, and the glass music stand has never been removed from the carrying case.   It is set for USA voltage, 115V.  Model STRING-ENS.  The series is blank.  No. 227044.  Manufactured by Eminent Electronics, Bodegraven, Holland.   We have never removed it from the case until now.  We have tested it, and it works perfectly as far as we can tell.  All keys and buttons work.  The carrying case is in excellent, although not absolutely perfect, condition.   I hope that people interested in buying this know more about it than I do.  I put the ARP in parentheses because this keyboard does not have the sticker.  I cannot find anyone or anything that tells me what year this was made.  I did find some information that said LEDs were added to the IV, and this keyboard does have LEDs.
A kind eBayer sent me the following info:  (Thank you, CJ!)
Just a friendly FYI.
This item has 49 keys (you got to count the black keys too :), not 29
Also it's actually the latest version that was released in the Netherlands as the original company was Eminent. ArP was a rebrand for the US market and Eminent was for the world. Most American music folks drift to the ARP name but its the same keyboard.
These are rare and come under "string machine" umbrella