Sonica Electric Instrument,  Serial No. 257,
Lot 114¤
A 1979 Sound Instruments Sonica, Serial No. 257,
Sold for US$ 3,416 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 1979 Sound Instruments Sonica,
Serial No. 257,
analogue synthesiser, a string-instrument-shaped wooden casing in natural finish with a heart-shaped brass 'headstock' plate engraved 257, brass control plate with three button controls, two rotary controls and a speaker grill with Sonica TM and by Frank Eventoff, brass back plate engraved SOUND INSTRUMENTS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, SONICA TM, PATENT... etc.

Footnotes

  • The Sonica synthesiser, designed and made by Frank Eventoff, was a unique instrument quite ahead of its time in 1979. Despite its toy-like size, the sound that it produced was similar to that of Theremin and, helped by its small production quantity, it has become a cult collectable item today.
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