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1975 Rhodes Piano Bass Mk I Vintage Electric Piano, Serviced


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Up for sale, a 1975 Rhodes Piano Bass in excellent condition and in perfect working order. From a real sweet spot for vintage Rhodes production, this bass register electric piano was made in the months after CBS dropped the "Fender" part of the name for marketing/dealership reasons, boasting the hybrid wood/plastic hammers used on early Mk 1 production and the flat key caps introduced in '74. This Rhodes has been thoroughly serviced here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar where we have professionally tuned and voiced the piano, cleaned the key bed, sprayed out the pots and made sure that this Rhodes is 100% ready for the stage or studio.

This Mk I Piano Bass has a thick, smooth tone with the reliability of Rhodes' centerless tine design which premiered with the Mk I pianos. This ensures less tine breakage and a life and resiliency to the tines that holds up to decades of use. The original key bushings are in great shape, and the keys engage smoothly with no sluggishness or excessive side-to-side motion. The stock hammer tips and damper felts are also still in great shape. The stamp in the upper right corner of the harp dates to the 18th week of '75, and the serialized foil Rhodes label is also intact.

The smooth black tolex is completely original, and the curved black top has no cracks or notable scuffs. The faceplate and top retain the original "Rhodes" and "Piano Bass" logos. The original two-latch lid is also included, with some small nicks and glued tears on the lid. Cosmetic wear is otherwise limited to minor edge wear, light patina on the nickel-plated hardware and modest scuffing on the large Rhodes logo on the back of the piano.