Purchased: ca. 1990, $350
The Jupiter 8. Perhaps Roland’s greatest synth. Certainly one of my favorites! The serial number of my Jupiter-8, #413272, indicates that it was produced in April 1984, which makes it one of the last ones to be manufactured.
I upgraded it in about 1994 with the Encore MIDI mod. Currently it’s having issues – something’s up with the CPU/digital bus, I think. It ran great for the 20 years I have owned it, until 2012.
Here’s some photos of my JP-8: