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Written by Matt   
Monday, 06 March 2017

Abbey Road consoleBonhams auction house in New York are auctioning a very unusual item on March 27th at 1pm EDT. It's lot 35 of the TCM Presents...Rock and Roll Through The Lens auction, which also includes such diverse items as a pair of Cher's shoes, and Jimi Hendrix's recorder. The item in question goes beyond the realms of what you could consider a possible purchase to add to your Pink Floyd collection, unless you have (a) a lot of space to house it, and (b) a rather large wallet/bank account.

On offer is an Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 Mk IV recording console used between 1971-1983. Take from Studio 2, it was used for some of the recording of The Dark Side of the Moon (not all the recording of this album took place in Studio 2). The auction listing notes it was used by many other artists including: Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kate Bush and in later years The Cure. The console is "referred to as the greatest console ever constructed due to the collaboration with Abbey Road and EMI engineers, with the production of every component being built to military precision." Full documentation will be supplied to the winning bidder, along with a vintage picture of Pink Floyd - oh, and a copy of The Dark Side of the Moon!

For those who'd like to take a look at this piece of musical history, the lot will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge (London) between March 19th-27th, but please note it will not be on view in their New York offices.

The auction listing found at Bonhams.com has plenty of information about the console, and recording TDSOTM, as well as other pictures of the item. For those trying to justify the purchase, the auction house notes that the desk is in working order...so if you have a need for such a thing, it might be ideal!

 
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