Fender... 1973......

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Fender... 1973......

Post by sookwinder » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:57 am

Last December I decided I wanted a Rhodes, so I contacted Chicago Electric Piano Co., who had done my "mellow yellow" custom paint job on a Wurlitzer EP.
Requested a quote and some customisation.
Not withstanding that it was completed in the middle of February, but I only just received it yesterday, here is a fantastic 1973 Fender Rhodes "Stage 73" electric piano. Totally refurbished and restored.

I now have two issues... where to store the lid ! :D
How do I re-arrange the 7 keyboards I have so I do not look like some weird arsed old woman who has 47 cats and piles of newspapers going about 30 years. :fp:

Here is a clip that REVERB did of my Rhodes before it was shipped.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNX_34JQ1nU

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Post by jagstang » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:47 am

Awsome! :w00t:

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Post by eggwheat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:02 am

wow!

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:36 am

That is really special.

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Post by Telliot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:08 am

:-* :-* :-*
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Post by rumfoord » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:10 am

I'm not sure to whom this quote should be attributed, but I believe it came to me through the wisdom of Judge John Hodgeman:
The difference between a hoarder and a collector is a curio cabinet.
Anyway, I suggest you just start removing art and other non-essential decorations and start replacing it with strong wall mounts for keyboards and amps and guitars. Or possibly a system of ceiling mounted pulleys and platforms.

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Post by my bloody television » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:47 am

man, that thing is pure class! beautiful

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Post by Zork » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:09 am

Oh! I saw this on Reverbs facebook and was already totally freaking out over it. It's soooo fantastic! A dream!
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Post by COLLIDES » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:22 am

Fantastic!

I've got a Mark II that I'd love to send to them for a serious tune-up, but the mere thought of packing and shipping it gives me the heebie jeebies!

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Post by DotDash » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:36 am

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Post by fuzzjunkie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:34 pm

That is nice!

My former neighbor had a plain one so I used to be able to get my fix there until he moved last month. Almost made me buy a Continental that I saw recently that was twin tiered with the black/white keys reversed and red case, but it was mint condition and more than I could easily afford. It was as pretty as that Rhodes of yours though!

Looked like this:

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Post by shadowplay » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:00 am

sookwinder wrote: How do I re-arrange the 7 keyboards I have so I do not look like some weird arsed old woman who has 47 cats and piles of newspapers going about 30 years.
I'd probably just get myself a nice cape and stack them like I was some Prog Rock God. I'm probably more Dave Stewart than Rick Wakeman but I don't think Dave had a cape.

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That's a seriously lovely instrument you have there, well played for just going all out and getting exactly what you want.

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Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:14 am

Oh man, three Minimoogs? :? ^^^


And.... HOLY SHIT. Sook, that's just. Okay, you win the Internet. Have a google! You've earned it. :-* :-* :-*

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Post by mbene085 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:57 am

That's an amazing job they did on the restoration. Enjoy the hell out of it!

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Post by eggwheat » Tue May 02, 2017 11:13 am

What are your keyboard skill like?

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