eBay of the day: Webcor Music Machine

eBay article #7379222081 is an impossibly cool Webcor Music Machine, not unreasonably billed as the first ever analogue workstation. It's a Japanese-made organ with a drum machine, built-in tape deck, mixer, VU meters, FM/AM tuner (insert geek joke about FM capabilities). Best of all, it has a microphone hidden in the tip of the aerial (like the listing says: "a super SPY accessorius") The Webcor brand has an interesting history, having been used on the first American wire recorders after WWII. This marvel has six days to go, and just $41... More pics of another Webcor at CDM, and previous keyboard hybrid delights here and here. (Thanks, Thomas)
UPDATE: 12 hours to go, and it's already up to $316...


Comments:
shame - i immediately thought that the brand / company name was based on the famous captain beefheart lyric (from "little golden birdies") but it's just a simple concatenation.
 
That unit reminds me of something similar [1] that I saw in a window on Haight Street in San Francisco a few months back.

The Silver Star Solid State Organ Radio Phonograph.

[1] http://flickr.com/photos/pheezy/58377009/
 
Wow, that eBay link just set the world record of URL redirecting...
 
it looks a bit like a Korg Microkorg! :)
 
obvious photoshop.
 
"obvious photoshop."

Including the other pictures at CDM? Pretty impressive work, that...
 
obvious internet humour?

Anyway, ... I want one!!!!
 
this thing is amazing, i would love to have one , bidings will go to the roof!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe the hundreds of bucks!???!
hope to see samples on the net, or ebay
or more pictures.
 
What a dumb ass...! photoshop? If that was done with photo shop? Ignorance is bliss pal....you should go back to sewing! 2006 and already the freaks are coming out. The machine is hot and what a cool find I hope the guy gets like 1500 and up. I want one too! Jealous people suck!
 
What a dumb ass...! photoshop? If that was done with photo shop? Ignorance is bliss pal....you should go back to sewing! 2006 and already the freaks are coming out. The machine is hot and what a cool find I hope the guy gets like 1500 and up. I want one too! Jealous people suck!
 
A freind of mine has one of these things, it's nothing special, you only have a choice of 8' or 4' stop for the organ (not both), a few generic cheesy rhythms, can't play along with the radio as it won't run at the same time as the instrument sounds. It sounds a whole lot better when it's going thru his VCS3 though...
Fred from Vancouver BC, where there's lots of wierd asian stuff!
 
guet a life dud! you are patetic ,this is the next optigan ,your friend have a webcor? lucky him !!
plus a VCS3!!!.... please, I guess he is not so dumb like you.
minimazing cool machines just show your little selfstime.
amen
 
"you only have a choice of 8' or 4' stop for the organ (not both), a few generic cheesy rhythms, can't play along with the radio as it won't run at the same time as the instrument sounds"

Sound like its ripe for bending then.
 
if you look the auction grossed at over five hundred dollars......talk about cognitive dissonance...I love the damn thing even more now; long live ebay!
 
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