My first Rhodes piano. I purchased this piano around 1988 at Rusty’s Midwest Music in Cincinnati. I may be the first private owner – I remember the salesman saying something about it having been a demo unit. After six or seven years of regular use, it went into storage where it sat for over a decade. This is the piano that, when resurrected last year, showed me how much fun it can be to both work and play on a Rhodes.
Several dead pickups have been re-wound, hammer tips were replaced, back checks and a Tine Bomb preamp from Vintage Vibe were installed but otherwise, this piano remains largely unrestored. I have no intention of selling this piano anytime soon and may just keep it as-is – I’ll call it a road-worn tribute to the instrument’s reputation as a working musician’s trusted main axe.