I just spoke to Robin Wood at EMS and he told me that they plan to start making the Synthi A & VCS3 again in the next two months. They have sufficient parts to make about 40 VCS3s and even more Synthis. The timescale to completion will be about 18 months after that. To join the waiting list you must send a cheque for GBP 150 to Robin and should then phone every 6 months to find out the progress. The VCS3 will cost GBP 3200 + VAT. Robin says that there are quite a few people who have been on the waiting list for years, so the allocation & availability isn't clear.