Author archive for Max Brink

  • May242024

    The Plexi-Blonde Rhodes Mark II Suitcase

    Here’s the latest from the CEPCo Custom Shop: The Plexi-Blonde Rhodes Mark II Suitcase. Here at CEPCo, we have been…

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  • May072024

    OPEN HOUSE – Saturday May 11 – New Rhodes MK8

    In celebration of the new Rhodes MK8 piano coming to our showroom floor we are opening our doors Saturday, May…

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  • May032024

    The New Rhodes MK8 Comes to Chicago!

    The Rhodes is back! Introducing the MK8 Rhodes is back with the all new MK8. Announced in 2021, the Rhodes…

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  • Mar132024

    Wurlitzer SmartChop v2.0

    Our “Smart Chop” design get’s an update with this custom shop Champagne Sparkletop 206A Re-Introducing The Smart Chop Since our…

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  • Dec182023

    Custom Shop Feature: Mike Gordon’s Purple 106P

    Mike Gordon’s Purple 106P: We were lucky enough to pick up a few 44 note Wurlitzer 106P’s this past year.…

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  • Nov202023

    Custom Shop Mark 7 ?!

    Here’s to another one of a kind! The Rhodes Mark 7 is a really rare bird that was only produced…

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  • Nov182023

    Noble Bautista live @CEPCo

    We were excited to welcome fellow Chicagoan, Noble Bautista to our workshop, who floored us with an intimate live performance…

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  • Sep262023

    Walnut + Plexi Rhodes Stage 73

    Another gorgeous one-of-a-kind Rhodes restoration leaves the workshop! One-of-a-kind for now, at least… This Mark I Stage 73 was restored…

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  • Sep012023

    Live from CEPCo: FLOCKS

    Chicago/Cincinati band, FLOCKS, performs live at The Chicago Electric Piano Co! Straddling the gap between jazz and electronica, the Cincinnati/Chicago…

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  • Jul262023

    Custom Shop: Walnut Wurlitzer 140B

    The Walnut 140B   This 140B came into the workshop painted black and looking like it could tell a story…

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  • Jul112023

    CEPCo goes to Barbenheimer.

    Just in time for Barbenheimer… This custom Wurlitzer 206A was originally inspired by neon colors of Miami and 1980’s design,…

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  • May152023

    OAK + WHAMMY + PLEXI

    As usual photos are going to speak for themselves on this one… Our promise is that it always plays as…

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  • Feb262023

    Introducing: The “JHODES”

    It’s more common for us to match a Pantone color than a pair of pants. Sometimes we reference a classic…

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  • Jan092023

    Minor Image Performs “Sangamon” with Helpinstill 64 – Live at Audio Tree

    Here is a special performance by Joe George Shadid showcasing his new ambient project Minor Image. –This piece features a…

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  • Oct222022

    Custom Shop: Plexiglass Yamaha CP-70 “Coke Bottle Green”

    Coke Bottle Green catches a wave! It’s no secret that we’re big fans of surf green. We’ve re-tolexed a handful…

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  • 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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  • Jan142022

    Refined Elegance pt II: Walnut Clavinet D6

    Clavinet meets MCM furniture in this custom shop build We are no strangers to handcrafted wood enclosures these days. So…

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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)

    (Sold – If you are looking for a CEPCo restored Piano Bass similar to this one please contact info@chicagoelectricpiano.com for…

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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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