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Help solve a Moog mystery: What's a "Melsinar"?

A note from Bob Moog to Walter Sear, circa 1966, courtesy of Roger Luther - The Moog Archives

Our good friend Roger Luther of the Moog Archives sent us this scan of a portion of a letter from Bob Moog to Walter Sear in November, 1966. In the letter, Moog mentions an instrument called the "Melsinar". Roger is looking for clues as to what this might be. Is it possibly the ribbon controlled instrument Moog produced for the Beach Boys for use when performing "Good Vibrations" live?

If you think you know, leave a comment here or get in touch with Roger at

Link: The Moog Archives