Korg USA has announced a collection of retro-style t-shirts designed to "pay tribute to Korg’s history of electronic musical products while making a fashion statement of their own."
Inspired by actual Korg promotional art of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the Korg Vintage T-Shirt Collection is made up of four limited edition designs featuring a specific Korg product, with artwork borrowed from logos, bumper stickers, and other original materials from the Korg archives.
They are 100% cotton t-shirts with a soft, “broken-in” feel – and offered in S, M, L, XL, and XXL sizes – there are four designs available:
1. Doncamatic (T-shirt model name: KTS04)
The first ever product designed by the original Korg team back in the 60s, the Doncamatic is represented in this illustration from the cover of the original manual, complete with Japanese text.
2. MS-20 (KTS01)
This patchable mono-synth was the first Korg synthesizer to be re-created in software in the Korg Legacy Collection. The shirt features a 1970s Korg sticker design featuring a “way cool dude” jamming away on the MS-20.
3. Trident (KTS02)
The first polyphonic and programmable synthesizer from Korg first turned heads in 1980. With additional string and brass sections, this instrument was three synths in one, hence the Trident name. Taken from the original owner’s manual.
4. Mono/Poly (KTS03)
The 1982 old-school Mono/Poly design is for the four-oscillator lead synth. The vintage cream-colored shirt features the Mono/Poly logo dressed up with an “era-appropriate” treatment.
Pricing & Availability
Available for customers within the U.S., these limited edition collectible shirts can be purchased online at korg.com/VintageTees. Prices are $21.99 (S, M, L, XL) / $22.99 (XXL); or $79.99 for a collector’s 4-pack.