Island Instruments announced Gear Trader, a brand new platform for buying and selling used music technology. Here’s the story in their own words…
Earlier this year, Isla Instruments purchased a large collection of music technology equipment from a museum called “The Audio Playground” which was based in Orlando, Florida, but had long since closed. They are in the process of restoring this marvelous collection and finding new homes for the fascinating and often rare pieces it contains.
Frustrated with the high selling fees charged by other marketplaces and auction sites, Isla Instruments decided to launch GearTrader – a new online marketplace. It caters to music tech enthusiasts and operates a “fairer fee” policy – keeping selling fees as low as possible to provide a friendly and safe environment for buying and selling music gear.
Starting today, Isla Instruments is starting to list some of the rare and beautiful gear for sale from the Audio Playground collection. There are vintage synths like the incredibly rare Moog Sanctuary or Oberheim Eight Voice, drum machines like the legendary Roland TR-808 and TR-909, modular systems like the Steiner-Parker Synthasystem or the Roland System 100, and many more besides. necessarily break the bank.
There will be a lot more material listed in the coming months. At the same time, Geartrader is now open for anyone to buy or sell music gear.