An exciting opportunity has arisen for all collectors of DM memorabilia. BONHAMS of London will be auctioning Alan’s original Roland JP-8 synthesiser.
Guide price: £8,000 – £12,000
11th December 2018, 12:00 GMT
Bonhams, New Bond Street, London
Full details of the entire auction and how to bid can be found here:
This Roland JP-8 is a keyboard originally owned by DM & Alan Wilder then given away many years ago. By complete chance having been sold on in 2014, it has become available again. We can 100% confirm that it is the very same keyboard that was used both live and in the studio with Depeche Mode between 1982-1984. Not only does it hold a unique history but these particular keyboards are now very scarce and highly sought after. This iconic synth has been fully restored under care of “Synthdoctor” Andy Jury and is in complete working condition.
Please note that this item is not being sold by Alan but has, nevertheless, been endorsed with his Letter of Authentication.
Say Alan: “This is indeed the very same JP-8 that I used for a number of years with Depeche Mode – its serial number, history and even the markings can be verified and I believe it still actually contains some the original sounds which I best demonstrated in the ‘Synths Revolution’ YouTube clip below.”
The JP-8 will ideally end up in the hands of a true DM collector and will no doubt prove a valuable investment for the lucky recipient.
Of course, if synths are not actually your thing, you could always bid on LOT 48 in order to dress up in George Michael’s policeman costume from the video to ‘Outside’!
The Shunt Staff