Author archive for Max Brink

  • 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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  • Oct042019

    Custom Shop: Gator Skin Suitcase Mark II 88

    An alligator on the loose in Chicago! In mid July, someone released a live 5 foot alligator into the lagoons…

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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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  • Jul232019

    An In-Depth look at the Helpinstill Roadmaster Mark II

    Considering an instrument that weighs over 200lbs to be “portable” is a bit of a stretch, but here we have…

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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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  • May052019

    Custom Shop: Teal Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73

    We never gave this tolex any serious consideration until it was requested by our client. Seeing is believing and we…

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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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  • Apr182019

    Custom Shop: Black Wurlitzer 145B

    An elegant customization of an iconic tube powered Wurlitzer! Often times the pianos we get in the shop look like…

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  • Feb132019

    Rare Breed: Green Pickup Fender Rhodes MKI Stage Piano

    We thought this was curious enough to share – a Fender Rhodes stage piano with a full set of green…

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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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  • Sep252018

    FOR SALE: Wurlitzer 206A

    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

    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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  • Jan122018

    Custom Fender Rhodes Mark I 54

      Here is one of the most ambitious –and definitely the nerdiest– custom restorations that we have ever from The Chicago…

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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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  • Aug232017

    Custom Shop: Baby Blue Wurlitzer 206A *RE-Run*

    Here’s the latest custom Wurlitzer from our workshop: The Baby Blue Wurli 206A! RE-Run Alert! We’re in the process of…

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  • Aug052017

    Live from CEPCo: Rooms “Same to You” *RE-Run*

    Re-Run Alert! While we are in the middle of moving between buildings we thought we would dig back to some…

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  • Jul292017

    A Rhodes Reborn! *RE-Run*

    Here’s the latest beauty from our workshop: 1975 Rhodes Mark I Suitcase 73. Re-Run Alert–We usually don’t do this, but…

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  • Jun012017

    Custom Shop: Surf Green Rhodes Mark I Stage 73

    The tide is coming back in! …Or is it going out? What’s best for riding that dream wave anyway? ? ?…

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  • Apr122017

    FOR SALE: Custom MIDI Rhodes Suitcase 88

      Up for sale is this Customized MIDI Rhodes Mark I Suitcase 88, restored by The Chicago Electric Piano Company. This piano…

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  • Apr122017

    FOR SALE: 1975 Rhodes Mark I *Stereophonic Satellite* 88

    Here’s the latest custom amplifier from our workshop! After a series of custom Wurlitzer amplifiers we finally decided to dream…

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  • Feb082017

    Custom Shop: “Champagne Cowboy” Rhodes

    Here is a glimpse of the latest Custom Shop Rhodes from The Chicago Electric Piano Company: Did we finally go over…

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  • Feb032017

    Custom Shop: Tweed & Walnut Special!

    There goes another one of my favorites! Tweed and Walnut Special! If you look closely this one might look familiar……

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