Custom Shop: The Tweed Two-Tone Rhodes Suitcase

Here’s the latest from our custom shop: The Tweed Two-Tone Rhodes Suitcase.

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And another emergence of our signature wooden cheek blocks to top it off!

 

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Cheek Block Best

This Rhodes Suitcase 73 is from the “Golden Tine” era of late ’74 through early ’75 and we knew right away that the tone was going to be absolutely gorgeous even before the restoration process began. These “Golden Tine” pianos are some of our very favorite but are from a very short lived period of Rhodes production that spanned less than a full year. For those who are unfamiliar, changes in Rhodes tines happened almost every other year and noticeably alter the timbre of the Rhodes’ voice from year to year. These changes are analogous to the differences in tone from various gauges and metallurgical makeups of guitar strings or acoustic piano strings. Aside from a pretty straight forward restoration of the Rhodes piano itself we just needed to make sure that this Rhodes looked as good as it sounds!

Have a look for yourself and share¬†what you think on our facebook page. Here’s a look at the Tweed Two-Tone Rhodes:

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Front

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Angle

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Closeup Angle

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Amp and Wood

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Top Down View

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Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Front W Case

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Back 2

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Logo

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Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Back Angle

Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Front Angle WO Case

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Rhodes Tweed Two Tone Closeup Angle 1

…There are more custom Rhodes currently in the works so stay tuned!

If you are interested in restoration services or custom refinishing your Rhodes piano please contact Max at (312)476-9528 or max@chicagoelectricpiano.com.

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