As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Yamaha Synthesizer

Yamaha Synthesizer

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
This synthesizer was made by Yamaha in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1986. It is a Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer, Model DX-7 Serial #82395, with 61 keys. Tis synthesizer is fully programmable with 32 preset voice/paramater sounds. The keyboard has an LED and LCD display panel, mode select and editing control section , volume control, data entry section, pitch bend wheel, modulation wheel, headphone and breath controller jacks, and a voice cartridge socket for RAM and ROM cartridges. Accessioned with user’s manual, ROM and RAM cartridges.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Yamaha Corporation of America
place made
Japan: Shizuoka, Hamamatsu
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 11 cm x 102 cm x 33 cm; 4 5/16 in x 40 3/16 in x 13 in
keyboard: 3 7/8 in x 40 in x 12 7/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 101.6 cm x 32.7025 cm
museum storage box: 4 7/8 in x 42 1/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 12.3825 cm x 106.9975 cm x 38.735 cm
ID Number
serial number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Yamaha Corporation of America
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.