Rhodes Gallery

Rhodes Electric Pianos

A collection of some Rhodes restorations, and photos of what we do here to make Rhodes pianos shine again!

1971 Fender Rhodes Stage Piano Restoration

Golden era Fender Rhodes semi-restoration. Original Tolex! Voicing, tuning, action and general tweaking and fixes were done, as you can see the end result is quite nice!

1978 DSO Rhodes Restoration

Rob Barocco (Dark Star Orchestra) brought us his 1978 Fender rhodes for restoration. This specific piano was used by Bret Mydland of the Grateful dead, was pretty cool to have a piece of Dead history in the shop!. The piano has the infamous "Dyno-my-piano" mods done to the action & preamp. We've restored the dyno preamp and also added a mod which switches between the dyno mode and the stock rhodes volume/bass boost controls so Rob has the best of both worlds in 1 instruments.

Rhodes Restoration Processing

Here's some photo's showing how we restore Rhodes pianos. The process is quite envolved from dis-assembly, to cleaning, new parts, electronic restorations, installation of new parts, hardware where necessary.

Rhodes Suitcase Piano

Donald Fagen's "Lucy" 88 Key Suitcase (BEFORE)

Donald Fagen's 88 key suitcase piano named "Lucy" prior to restoration.

Rhodes Stage 54

1980 Rhodes 54 Stage Piano. Customized for Dj Jazzy Jeff. Industry first Carbon fiber top and end blocks, two tone black/silver tolex, blacked out hardware, legs, corners!

SparkleTops

1972 Fender Rhodes Suitcase

Fully restored for Page McConnell of Phish. Complete action and electronic overhaul. Brand NEW cabinetry, Tolex, grill cloth, hardware, powder coated folding legs. Cabinets are constructed using 10 ply void-less birch plywood which is slightly heavier than the standard factory pine cabinets but much more durable.

1977 Rhodes Suitcase

Fully restored for DJ Jazzy Jeff. Complete action and electronic overhaul. Brand NEW cabinetry, Tolex, grill cloth, hardware, powder coated folding legs. Cabinets are constructed using 10 ply void-less birch plywood which is slightly heavier than the standard factory pine cabinets but much more durable. Custom painted Root Beer Mist sparkle top with holographic clear coating!

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