Author archive for Max Brink

  • Feb042022

    Nigel Hall Trio performs “Intimate Friends” Live at CEPCo

    The Nigel Hall Trio performs an arrangement of Eddie Kendricks’ “Intimate Friends”. Featuring Erick “Jesus” Coomes on bass, Adam Deitch…

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  • Nov042021

    Combo Organ Feature: The Philips Philicorda

    Rare Organ: The Philips Philicorda The 49 note Philips Philicorda was first launched in Holland in 1961. Early versions feature…

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  • Sep302021

    Custom Shop: Wurlitzer 200 in Metallic Bronze

    Have a look and listen to the latest from the CEPCo Custom Shop: the “Metallic Bronze” 200. This Wurlitzer has…

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  • Jul082021

    Wurlitzer 106P Restoration by CEPCo.

    It’s been a while since we’ve had a 106P at the workshop… Here we go again! The 106P’s were originally…

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  • Jun212021

    The Fender Contempo Organ

    Here’s a rare and groovy piece that looks and sounds pure 60’s. The Contempo Organ is one of the lesser…

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  • May282021

    Whammy Clavinet: Whamm-E7 Plex-E7

    This probably isn’t the first Whammy E7, and it’s definitely not the first (Castlebar) to feature plexiglass, but it’s the…

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  • Apr022021

    We’re on the TeeVee!

    Look at that! CEPCo is on the TeeVee! We are absolutely honored to get a feature on Chicago’s ABC 7…

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  • Apr012021

    Custom Shop: Tweed Suitcase

    Harking back to the classic 50’s Fender amps, the tweed look has become timeless – and a CEPCo favorite. Although…

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  • Nov202020

    FOR SALE: Fender Rhodes Piano Bass (1971)

    The Fender Rhodes Piano Bass is THE model that introduced the Rhodes to the world. This 1971 is a prime…

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  • Apr272020

    FOR SALE: Hohner Clavinet D6 [sold]

    We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping their communities safe during this global pandemic. We’re currently working from home…

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  • Mar272020

    Custom Shop: 1973 Ivory Stereophonic Satellite

    A sublime combo that sounds just as good as it looks: 1973 Fender Rhodes Mark I in Ivory tolex with…

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  • Feb162020

    Custom Shop: MIDI Mark II *Sparkletop* Suitcase

    A Classic Rhodes get’s a Custom Shop Overhaul. This Mark II Suitcase 88 was manufactured in 1980 and is a…

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  • Jan202020

    Baby Blue Beauty!

    Here’s a new variation on a past favorite from the workshop: Baby Blue Wurlitzer 206A. This custom baby blue Wurlitzer…

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  • Dec242019

    Custom Shop – Crimson Red Wurlitzer 200

    Crimson Red and Crushed Velvet – a tantalizing combo! Happy holidays from CEPCo! Here we have a beautiful 200 model…

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  • Dec202019

    FOR SALE: Ivory Piano Bass

    Up for Sale is this fully restored 1979/1980 Piano Bass with custom Ivory Tolex. Along with the Ivory facelift, we…

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  • Nov112019

    Custom Shop: “Deep Space” Smart Chop Wurlitzer 214A

    The “Deep Space” Sparkletop Wurlitzer is out of this world! Here’s the latest from our Custom Shop earlier this year.…

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  • Sep082019

    Custom Shop: A Tribute to the Original Goldtop

    Check out this gorgeous tribute from our Custom Shop! This 1975 Rhodes Suitcase was inspired by the early Fender Rhodes…

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  • Aug202019

    Custom Shop: Wurlitzer “Pelham-Teal?”

    Pelham Blue? Pelham Teal? …Turquoise?  Stunning! Here’s a look at one of our most recent Custom Shop Wurlitzers. We fell in…

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  • Jun092019

    Custom Shop: Baby Blue Satellite

    We think you might enjoy this one! I’ll try not to say too much about the restoration blah blah blah…

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  • Apr202019

    The Whammy Clavinet

    Whammy Clavinet: The Funkiest way to Funk up your Funky Funk. This is such an incredible upgrade for the Clavinet…

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  • Jan052019

    Custom Shop: “Sea Foam” Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 Satellite

    CEPCo catches another gnarly wave! Surf’s up! These Sea Foam Rhodes are some of our favorite custom shop creations from…

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  • Dec192018

    Wurltizer “Smart Chop” Console Modification

    Here’s the latest design from our custom shop: The “Smart Chop.”   For years clients have asked us to modify…

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  • Oct292018

    FOR SALE: Wurlitzer 214A with Key Note Visualizer

    Here’s an unbelievably groovy piece: Wurlitzer 214VA–with Key Note Visualizer! These are such rare breeds that we don’t even expect…

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  • Oct292018

    Custom Shop: Fiesta Red Wurlitzer 200

    Here’s a glimpse at a Wurlitzer customization from earlier this summer. This “Fiesta Red” Wurlitzer 200 was restored with our…

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  • Oct292018

    Custom Shop: White Rhodes and Marshall Amp Combo

    We’ve been busy with so many customizations that we don’t have the time to write much about all of them……

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  • Sep212018

    Wurlitzer 206A Restoration Feature

    Here we go again! We recently purchased a truly exceptional set of seven Wurlitzer 206A Electric Pianos from a small…

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  • Aug032018

    CEPCo T-Shirt Pre-Sale!

    New T-Shirt Design! Pre-Order Yours Today! Click Here to be Redirected to the Pre-Order We’re getting ready to screen print…

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  • Jul272018

    FOR SALE: Custom Shop Seafoam Rhodes Mark I Suitcase

      Update: This Piano Sold. Please visit our for sale page for upcoming restorations. Surfs Up! Here’s our latest Custom Shop…

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  • Jul232018

    For Sale: Hohner Pianet T [Update: SOLD]

    Up for sale is this Hohner Pianet T fully serviced and with the original legs! There is some light level wear and tear…

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  • Jul232018

    FOR SALE: Yamaha CP-70 *MIDI*

    This CP-70 is Sold. Please contact info@chicagoelectricpiano.com for our current inventory of electric pianos for sale. Yamaha CP-70 for sale! This…

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  • Jun182018

    Find Your Dream Rhodes at CEPCo

    Our goal is to restore the Rhodes of your dreams! For some, that dream Rhodes is simply a 1975 Rhodes…

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  • May312018

    FOR SALE: Hohner Clavinet C

    Clavinet for sale!  Here is…

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  • May272018

    Hohner Clavinet C Schematic & Tone Controls

    The Clavinet C is the precursor to the D6 and is when Hohner started to hit its stride with the…

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  • Apr262018

    FOR SALE: “Knotty Fiesta” Piano Bass

    Here’s our latest custom Rhodes creation from The Chicago Electric Piano Co. : This Piano Bass gets back to the…

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  • Jan282018

    The Vox Continental Facelift

    It’s hard to figure out the exact formula for getting a Vox Continental refinished to look right. Unfortunately there is…

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  • Jan122018

    Custom Fender Rhodes Mark I 54

      Here is one of the most ambitious –and definitely the nerdiest– custom restorations that we have ever attempted: A custom…

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  • Nov222017

    MIDI Rhodes: Custom Glam-Sparkletop

    Here’s a custom Rhodes that we’re not going to forget! Inspired by their “Grape Sparkle” Gretsch Penguin guitar, we were…

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  • Oct212017

    Custom Rhodes: “Lunar Dark Star”

    Things are beginning to settle from our move over to the Treehouse Records building on Cicero Avenue. Here’s a look…

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  • Oct192017

    Rhodes Mark I Suitcase 88 Restoration Feature

    While moving between buildings, we started reposing some of our favorite blog posts during our time at our previous space labeled…

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  • Aug252017

    Custom Shop: Wurlitzer 106P — Studious Amplifiers Collaboration *RE-Run*

    Have a look–and listen–to the latest Wurlitzer 106P Restoration from our Custom Shop: RE-Run Alert! We’re uploading a previous blog…

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