Roland Juno 106 (#5)

Roland Juno 106 - sold
Roland Juno 106 – sold

I just finished restoring the electronics on this beautiful Juno I bought directly from Japan, with all its voice cards failing, to restore and sell.  I was going to announce it as “for sale” here on the blog, but I had already posted it on our Reverb shop yesterday, and by the time I checked my email today it was already sold.

Work Done: 80017A voice chips restored, built in power cable replaced with IEC socket, power supply fully re-capped, patch memory battery replaced, calibration tweaked, controls cleaned, Roland patches loaded.

3 thoughts on “Roland Juno 106 (#5)”

  1. How much did you pay for it, not including shipping? I know this post is 3 years old but I’m curious — I live in Japan now and would love to find a 106 in need of a little bit of TLC, but the prices I see on Yahoo Auctions and Reverb for 106’s in questionable states of operation are still $800+

    1. I used to be able to find them on ebay with one or two bad voices for about $500 pretty often, around the time I wrote this post. Now you’ll see people selling them for $1300 or something saying “one voice is bad but it’s an easy fix!” It’s pretty nuts how the prices have shot up. The prices of broken ones have maybe gone up more than the prices of good ones!

      1. I bought a 106 back in 1999 for $300, one of the voices went bad and I paid $75 for the fix, then was able to sell it a year and a half later for only $350! It’s a great synth but with the way that software synths have progressed since those days, including great 106 emulations from TAL, Arturia, and Cherry Audio I just don’t see the point in paying more than the same $350 to own the real thing. $1,300 is better spent on a Novation Peak, I think.

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