The company says that demand for the instrument has outstripped expectations, meaning that the parts inventory for it, which was expected to last a couple of years, is running low. As such, production will cease earlier than anticipated.
So, if you want a real Model D, and have £3,400/$3,500 going spare, you’d better get your order in quick. It remains to be seen if this is the last we’ll see of it - Moog could always bring it back again - but, for now, it’s goodbye.
To mark the second passing of the Minimoog, Moog invited acclaimed hip-hop producer Mike Dean to its factory to compose a track on it as some of the final units came off the production line. You can see and hear what happened below.