1982 Roland Juno 60

Here’s a vintage 1982 Roland Juno 60 analog synthesizer. This particular example, serial number 276570, is in very excellent all original condition. The Juno 60 is among the first in Roland’s amazing Juno family and widely considered one of the best Juno synths. A veritable studio staple, this is both an accessible analog synth and an absolute tone monster, with richer qualities than it’s successors. This was recently thoroughly serviced by Ed Miller of syntheszierrepairdotcom, and is studio ready.

Unlike its predecessor, the Juno-60 featured some digital enhancements, used only for clocking the oscillators and for saving/loading patches. Although there was still a lack of MIDI control on the Juno 60, it’s still more popular than its successor, the 106, simply for the fact that it sounds much fatter and punchier than the 106. But with the DCB to MIDI interface it is very easy to integrate the Juno 60 in a midi setup, making the 60 much more desirable than the 106.

The Juno 60 also features up to 76 patches of memory. It has a classic six voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. Another great feature is the Digitally Controlled Oscillator (DCO) giving the 60 perfect tuning. The Juno-60, like the other Juno synthesizers, carries an on-board stereo chorus effect which, while noticeably noisy, adds a rather distinctive character to the sound of the instrument. In addition, the Juno-60, like the Juno 6 but not the 106, features an on-board up/down/up-down arpeggiator capable of spanning three octaves.

Cosmetically this synth is in excellent condition and is in perfect working condition. There is little wear on the front panel, and the side wood panels have some dings and inevitable minor chips. There is one missing button and one replaced button, both of which can be purchased individually for less than $10 when available on eBay. Other than that this example looks and sounds great. All the buttons and sliders work perfectly. The Juno 60 has an excellent sound and was used by artists such as Eurythmics, The Cure and Sean Lennon.