This isn't really a find but I will share that I've played (rocked) the Omnichord since 6th grade. Way back in those days, playing the Omnichord and swappin' tall tales by the fireplace was the only way to spend a long, cold winter's eve.
I currently have an 84 model but I'm in the market for a brown 27 (kind of more difficult to find one that's affordable and in good, clean shape). Not looking to acquire more than two though. I'm not talented enough to take advantage of the synth/midi features the other models have.
To me, there has never been a more soothing sound than that of the Ominchord - not joking. I can actually feel my heart rate decrease when I play it/hear it (although if I were to ever actually, in person, experience a certain Omnichord-playing gentleman rockin' one up close - or even kind of far away - the opposite would definitely be the case
That ad for the instrument (the one with the naughty word that mockingbird posted) is particularly funny because I also play the zither and autoharp, which is a type of zither and the old-timey, stringed version of the Onmichord (check out the Carter family music for a fine example of the autoharp) - my husband is my only fan (certainly not our cats). Anyway, we wanted to form a band/groupie following and design T-shirts that had a flying autoharp on them, that said: 'Are you ready for Zith?!'
We laughed and laughed...and laughed some more. Oh goodness, it doesn't take much sometimes...
When I first realized that Jemaine was actually playing the Ominchord live in the footage from their concerts, my jaw just about dropped down to the floor. That paired with Bret and his DG 20...I mean, I didn't think I could like these guys any more -- they are simply amazing! In my fantasy world, where I would get to meet Jemaine, I really would have a few things I'd like to ask him about the Omnichord, since he would, with his huge collection and vast experience with them, likely have some good guidance/feedback - they can be quirky little things. Ah well, a person can dream, right?...