Friday, 24 October 2014

FAIRLIGHT CMI Series III Synth Sampler System Stewart Copeland The Police

Wow, Stewart Copeland's Fairlight (series III) is going up for auction on Ebay.

For those who don't know, Stewart Armstrong Copeland is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer best known as the drummer for the band the Police.

I'm tempted  though I already have a Series IIx.
But this is some serious piece of music history.
May it go to a good home.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FAIRLIGHT-CMI-Series-III-Synth-Sampler-System-Stewart-Copeland-The-Police-19220-/191369593059?pt=Keyboards_MIDI&hash=item2c8e8440e3

It's a steal at the price of $12K USD.

Item description:

INVENTORY # 19220
BRAND - FAIRLIGHT
MODEL - CMI Series III
FUNCTION - Computer Musical Instrument
DESCRIPTION - This listing is for a FAIRLIGHT CMI Series III Synth/ Sampler System. We are selling this system on behalf of our client, Stewart Copeland. This was a very personal Fairlight system of his as seen by the very cool artwork and coloring done on the pieces. Note that the road case for the mainframe says "The Police" stenciled on the side. This represents a very rare opportunity to own a complete Fairlight system, not to mention one that was part of the personal arsenal of a music legends!
Includes:
  • ACCU & DCCU System CPU & Interface (Loaded with cards & in road case with "The Police" stenciled)
  • VDU Series III Monitor (in road case)
  • MKB & ADK Series III Music Keyboard & Alpha-Numeric Keyboard with Data Pen (in road case)
  • Multi-Disk-Drive Rack Unit w/ SCSI CD-ROM Drive
  • 2x Q256 - 256k RAM Cards (in addition to one already installed)
  • Manuals and System Disk (in original box)
  • 3x Expression Pedals (for use with MKB Music Keyboard)
  • Large lot of various cables and snakes used for system wiring and interconnection
LINK - More information available from VintageSynth, SoundOnSound, and Wikipedia.
ACCESSORIES - Includes ONLY what is shown in the photos and listed above. NO additional accessories.
PHYSICAL CONDITION - Very Good
WORKING CONDITION - This system was recently pulled from storage and has not been fully tested by us as Fairlights remain an item that requires some dedicated expertise to get up and running. Admittedly we do not have the expertise on staff at the moment.  It may or may not need some restoration to bring to optimal condition for use. With that it is being sold under the assumption that it may need servicing, updating etc. 
TOTAL PRE-SHIP WEIGHT - 656 lbs
TOTAL PRE-SHIP DIMS- 70" x 35" x 32"


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