Moog's iconic Minimoog Model D defined the keyboard synthesizer, its historic relevance cannot be underestimated.
In recent years Moog have reissued the System 15, System 30 and System 55 - all with original parts in limited runs to great success - they sold out.
So it makes perfect sense if the reports coming out of Durham NC (home to Moogfest) are to be believed, but it appears that Moog have reissued the classic Minimoog Model D - the first iteration of the final production model after A,B, and C prototypes. Currently described as the Pilot Program - which we assume means limited early run of production?
With the vintage market sustaining prices upwards of $5,000 US we hear that the price is in the region of $3495 as we are hearing - which depending on the numbers they are making might have an impact on the vintage market - though an original will still have that certain caché of course.
Moog are making them in their pop-up factory at Moogfest in NC - we don't know how many are going to be made, but will bring you details as soon as we can.
here's the description from the video Moog just posted:
After more than 30 years, the Minimoog Model D returns with a pilot-production run at Moogfest 2016 in Durham, NC. Handcrafted in the Moog Pop-Up Factory, the pilot-production units built during the festival will only be available for purchase on-site in the Moog Store by Guitar Center.
As far as we know, the basic electronics are the same, but with the addition of MIDI control for CV gate - the front panel controls are unlikely to be under digital control and therefore not MIDI controllable.