Persephone For Sale

Posted: 7/7/2008 7:55:33 AM

From: Germany, near Munich

Joined: 11/20/2007

PLEASE REPLY ONLY TO theremins[at]peterpringle[dot]com!

Peter Pringle makes the following offer: (

Over the years I have managed to collect MASSES of musical instruments. Many of them I have bought simply to satisfy my curiosity - I fiddle around with them for a few weeks, lose interest in them, and eventually retire them to the back of a storage closet.

The storage closets are now FULL and things are ending up in the barn. I'm not talking about dozens of instruments, I'm talking about HUNDREDS of them. My walls are festooned with dilrubas and gimbris and sintirs. There are trumpets and gongs and harps (not to mention theremins) in every corner and I'm still acquiring stuff all the time. (A gravicord, a bowed psaltery and a balafon from Burkina Faso in the last three weeks alone).

Bringing new instruments in through the front door is fine as long as others are exiting through the back.

A couple of years ago I bought a "desktop" model Persephone on eBay. These instruments currently retail for 990 euros (about $1500.00 U.S.) on the manufacturer's website.,340.html

Big City Music in Hollywood, California, sells this model for $1499.00 on its website:

Before I put the instrument back on eBay where I originally got it, is anyone here interested in it? I would be happy to get $600.00 for it (plus shipping costs) and know that SOMEONE is using the thing.

I created a page on my website for the Persephone when I got it and you can both see and hear it at the following URL:

Any interested party can contact me privately.

I would appreciate it if someone with access to Theremin World could mention this item in the Buy & Sell forum.

I should probably add that the Persephone, in my opinion, is not liable to be satisfying to a precision theremin player (it doesn't have the "magic" of a theremin) but someone into experimental/New Music will find it to be a valuable and highly versatile addition to their electronic arsenal.
Posted: 7/9/2008 2:09:00 PM

From: Germany, near Munich

Joined: 11/20/2007

...I heard it is sold now...

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