There have been many synths found in a state and brought back from the dead - Andy Colllins of Antech shared photos of the Minimoog and Oberheim OBX-a he worked on for Gary Numan, which looked rather worse for wear when it was found. Now Bell Tone Synth Works have done a similar job and documented the process of recovery in full.
The article is titled "Restoring the Saddest Minimoog in the World" but I think we can agree Gary Numan's synth was a bit sadder! Either way, it's a painstaking process which requires a great level of skill, optimism and foresight - considering the state of the inner workings of the Minimoog Model D and what needed to be fixed, it's no mean feat.
See the full road to recovery here.
The knobs actually move
Oh and NAMM too
Syntakt, Stuber Cherry Audio listening tests
Chip tune chaos