Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first three?

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Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first three?

Postby vst_twc » 21:03, 28 December 2017

I know that the first three (JU-06, JP-08, JX-03) Roland Boutiques were marketed as "limited edition" and they have stopped making them. Are the rest of the boutiques also limited edition?

And if the other boutiques aren't marketed as "limited edition", then what does that actually mean? Obviously it doesn't imply that the other boutiques will be manufactured for eternity...
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby tbeltrans » 23:14, 28 December 2017

Good questions (for which only Roland can answer...). However, if there is a module you really want and it is still in production, I would go for it since we don't know Roland's plans for the future and prices seem to go up after Roland stops making them. I ended up getting all of the modules, largely because a local Music Go Round had several that were "factory repackaged" by Roland at very reasonable prices (about $100 less than brand new). If I didn't have them all, the one I would really want to grab while I could is the D-05. It has 16 voice polyphony, unlike the other modules and is supposed to be a very accurate remake of the D-50, even down to full midi compatibility.

That said, I wouldn't recommend buying these for investment purposes. Nobody can predict what "the market" will be like for these 5 years from now. They are fun to collect, but unlike most "collectibles" that all people can do is look at them, we can really make practical use of these.

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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby jicamasalad » 00:25, 16 February 2018

I've just read on the B&H web store that the TR-09 and TB-03 are "discontinued"; this along with the JX-03, JU-06 and VP-03, so it would seem that the Boutique models are all somewhat "limited edition". (I'm guessing the JP-08 is probably discontinued as well, though there are still units in stock in many places.) Enjoy them while you can folks - I just bought a second JP-08 for this reason. I wonder what Roland will have in store for us next?
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby marctronixx » 02:03, 16 February 2018

B&H ain't the "end all be all" last word on products.

rolandus site still shows, for example, the jp-08 and tr-09, and guitar center showa both as a best seller and is still listed new stock.
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby jicamasalad » 20:56, 16 February 2018

marctronixx wrote:B&H ain't the "end all be all" last word on products.

rolandus site still shows, for example, the jp-08 and tr-09, and guitar center showa both as a best seller and is still listed new stock.


Quite true, of course; it was just interesting that they called the "discontinued" rather than just out of stock. From the B&H website:

"Bad news: Roland TR-09 has been discontinued. Good news: Our experts are standing by to help you find a replacement. Call 800.606.6969 or Live Chat during business hours.
Are you looking for accessories for Roland TR-09?"
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby iixorb » 09:26, 17 February 2018

Interestingly my go-to store in the UK had "10+" in stock of the JP-08 and JX-03 until recently (JU-06 ran out over a year ago).

Suddenly, they are now both marked as Not Available with the price "pending". In conversions I'd had with the guys there, they really did have large stocks of the two I mentioned so either someone grabbed them all hoping to make a profit in 20 years from now, or possibly Roland may have come to some arrangement and took them back ( possibly to go into 'spares' stock. This does sometimes happen, bizarre though this may seem!)

I am due a visit there soon, so I will ask the question :-)
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby marctronixx » 19:03, 17 February 2018

i go by the roland us site.

if it shows "discontinued" on the specific products webpage, then i take THAT as the last word, not a vendor.

if you reallllllly want to know, why not call or email rolandus directly?
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Re: Are all Boutiques limited edition, or just the first thr

Postby Mark76 » 19:13, 17 February 2018

iixorb wrote:Interestingly my go-to store in the UK had "10+" in stock of the JP-08 and JX-03 until recently (JU-06 ran out over a year ago).

Suddenly, they are now both marked as Not Available with the price "pending". In conversions I'd had with the guys there, they really did have large stocks of the two I mentioned so either someone grabbed them all hoping to make a profit in 20 years from now, or possibly Roland may have come to some arrangement and took them back ( possibly to go into 'spares' stock. This does sometimes happen, bizarre though this may seem!)

I am due a visit there soon, so I will ask the question :-)


Interesting thought. From what I've seen I always thought the JP was the most popular of the boutiques and the JX the least, but looking at what is out there I'm sure if you look hard enough the JP is still available brand new, seems to be a few JX boxes around. But the JU....

Seems to be really hard to get hold of and definitely not available brand new in the UK at least.

I'm glad I grabbed mine when I did!

I think they are all limited apart from the K25 which seems available to order (none available in the UK at the moment but expecting stock next month)
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Postby marctronixx » 21:47, 17 February 2018

Just spoke with a chap who works for Roland.

Only the first 3 products in the line are "limited". so the jp-08, ju-06, jx-03.

again direct from roland.
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