Up for sale is this Customized Rhodes Mark I Stage 88, restored by The Chicago Electric Piano Company. This piano is upgraded with all new ivory tolex, hardware, premium white and ebony key caps, wooden cheek blocks, and our custom "Stereophonic Satellite" speaker cabinet. The piano is from 1975, one of our favorite periods of Rhodes production for it's warm bass and smooth high end. As you have come to expect with our expert restorations, this Rhodes plays and sounds as good as it looks!
The "Stereophonic Satellite" Amplifier: Our custom built amplifier was designed to showcase the classic Rhodes stereo vibrato of the Suitcase models in a more mobile cabinet. We housed this amplifier in an original Rhodes Satellite cabinet and instead of using two separate cabinets for the stereo signal we designed the amplifier to use its two 12" speakers in stereo. Inside is a brand new amplifier that uses a toroidal power transformer and eminence speakers that are powered by two ultra linear power amplifier channels custom designed by Mike Borish. This cabinet powers a vintage restored Rhodes Peterson preamplifier with volume, EQ, and stereo vibrato controls mounted on the front of the Rhodes. Did we mention its on wheels?!
The action of this piano is restored with all new key caps that look stunning and feel terrific. A detailed key bed leveling and action assembly regulation is a key factor of our restoration process and this Rhodes plays with an optimized dynamic range. The tone bar grommets were replaced with Retro Linear Grommets which stabilize the notes' voicing and sustain.
Shipping: Shipping is suggested with piano moving companies, which can range from 1-4 weeks depending on their schedule. For faster delivery times please contact us for a quote. We also offer to drive at $30/hr on the road and will meet you halfway up to 8 hours.
***International shipping for this piano is available at your expense. Please contact us for a quote before purchasing. We can send you the updated price through Reverb messages.***
Sound samples and video coming soon!
The Chicago Electric Piano Co.
Model:Mark I Stage 88
Made In:United States