Big Briar 91 A for sale

Posted: 5/20/2013 12:38:24 AM

Joined: 5/20/2013

good shape. a scratch here and there. Walnut. Used mostly for studio work

Posted: 5/20/2013 12:52:38 AM

From: Tucson, AZ USA

Joined: 2/26/2011

Is that like wave goodbye to your money.

The value of these has dropped dramatically over the past years, I was unable to get rid of mine one of two theremins. I could not go below $500 so here it sits. You did not call it a theremin and so you are correct in your understanding.

Where are you located and what is your asking price?

Is that big dog in the picture?


Posted: 5/20/2013 1:22:38 AM

Joined: 5/20/2013

Its a Theremin. Its a pug. Thanks for the 411. $500 christ!

Seattle. I don't know if I can go below 500 either.

Posted: 5/20/2013 10:08:40 AM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007

Hell - If either of you was in the UK id buy it - £330 ($500) - Worth that just to see what makes it tick! ... But add the shipping and I'd be out of funds.. As it is Id need to sell something - Bigger problem would be finding space for it.

Is there any reason you can see that these have dropped in price? Is this drop common to all theremins (hard times) or is the 91 doing worse than others?

Good luck anyway! IMO, a Moog voltage control front end followed by a Moog Synthesiser, packaged an a beautiful wooden cabinet, should easily fetch $500.. I can probably get about 3x that price for my pristine Moog Prodigy - So  $500 for a 91 seems absurdly low.


Posted: 5/20/2013 12:37:32 PM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

The value of theremins generally, even RCA's, is fairly low at the moment. I'm not sure why this is but it could be because there are so many makes of theremins on the market these days. 

Most first-time theremin buyers are looking for something cheap. Unfortunately, a newcomer to is unlikely to be satisfied with a cheap instrument and will probably lose interest fairly quickly. 

No one should sell their 91A for $500.00 unless they're strapped and have no choice. You'd be much better to hang onto it until values rise again - which they will in a few years. I have one which I do not play stuck in a corner somewhere. I don't know what it's worth but it is signed inside by Dr. Bob himself so that probably adds a bit to its value......maybe $550.00???? LOL


Posted: 5/20/2013 1:31:41 PM
Jim Mattjhews

From: Kaufman, TX

Joined: 4/2/2013

good shape. a scratch here and there. Walnut. Used mostly for studio work


Send me an email with pics and let's talk.



Posted: 5/20/2013 4:20:33 PM

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

Coalport ~

You mentioned that you have one that sits in a corner and you don't use it much. May I ask you why you are not playing it?

I'd buy it, but it is not left handed...

Posted: 5/21/2013 12:03:34 AM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

I have seven theremins (including 2 RCA's) and I just don't get around to playing the 91A.


P.S. it ain't fer sale!

Posted: 5/21/2013 12:09:47 AM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

BTW (for those who might be interested): 

I can add a pitch preview and/or tuner output to the 91 series.

Posted: 5/21/2013 8:38:42 AM

From: A Coruña, Spain

Joined: 9/26/2010

Very very tempting. If I had a bit more room where I live, I would seriously consider bidding for it.

I hope when I move somewhere bigger (which should be rather soon, hopefully) we are still in a "low theremin price" moment. Not that I'd like to scam anyone or pay an unfair price, I'd just like to be able to afford something good, like a 91A!

By the way, how is the 91A from a linearity point of view, compared to for example the EW standard?

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