Synth Used By Prince In 'Purple Rain' Album Up For Sale A typical synth sells for less than $1000. Prince's, which is up for auction, could fetch as much as $25,000
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Synth Used By Prince In 'Purple Rain' Album Up For Sale

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Synth Used By Prince In 'Purple Rain' Album Up For Sale

Synth Used By Prince In 'Purple Rain' Album Up For Sale

Synth Used By Prince In 'Purple Rain' Album Up For Sale

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A typical synth sells for less than $1000. Prince's, which is up for auction, could fetch as much as $25,000

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. A typical Yamaha DX7 synthesizer sells for less than $1,000. But this isn't any old DX7. It's the one Prince used on his 1984 album "Purple Rain." It's up for auction, and it is expected to bring in $25,000.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LET'S GO CRAZY")

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: (Singing) Let's go crazy.

KING: The synth is a little scuffed up from touring, and it even has Prince's handwritten notes taped on top, notes like bass riff and dope drum.

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