Author archive for Max Brink

  • 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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  • Nov232016

    FOR SALE: Red Wurlitzer 200 Eletric Piano

    Just in time for Thanksgiving! Here’s the latest from our custom shop: We restored this stunning vintage instrument with with…

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  • Oct072016

    Custom Shop: The Black and Brown Suitcase

    There goes another stunning custom Rhodes! Have a look at the “Black and Brown” Rhodes Suitcase:

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  • Sep012016

    FOR SALE: 1975 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73

    Up for sale is this gorgeous Rhodes Mark I Stage 73: This Rhodes is from one of my personal favorite periods of…

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  • Aug312016

    Fender Bandmaster and Mark I Restoration

    How about this for a dream rig? ? ? There goes an amazing pairing from our workshop! We just wrapped…

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  • Aug162016

    FOR SALE: Mark II Suitcase 88

    Up for sale! We just completed a detailed restoration of this beautiful 1980 Mark II Suitcase 88 and now it’s…

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  • Aug142016

    FOR SALE: Rhodes Piano Bass

    UP FOR SALE!  It doesn’t get much cooler than a Rhodes Piano Bass! We just completed a complete restoration…

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  • Aug142016

    FOR SALE: Custom “Sea Foam” Rhodes Stage 73

    Here’s another beautiful Custom Rhodes from our Custom Shop! Surfs Up! Another Custom Shop Rhodes restoration up for sale! This…

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  • Aug142016

    FOR SALE: Custom “Blue Sky Sparkle” Rhodes Suitcase 73

    Here’s the latest Custom Shop Rhodes from our workshop. This one was upgraded to eleven! [Update: This piano has sold.…

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  • Apr112016

    FOR SALE: Custom White Wurlitzer 214A

    Here’s the latest from our Custom Shop: The White Wurlitzer 214A–upgraded to eleven! Here’s the latest stunning White Wurlitzer with…

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  • Nov232015

    FOR SALE: Rhodes “Silver Satellite” Janus I

    Here is the latest from our Custom Shop: The Rhodes Mark I “Silver Satellite” 73…

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  • Oct252015

    For Sale: Wurlitzer 206A Restored to Order

    Here comes another set of Wurlitzer student models through our workshop for restoration! We recently acquired a full classroom set of…

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  • Oct252015

    For Sale: 1973 Fender Rhodes Stage 88

    For Sale: 1973 Fender Rhodes Stage 88 Fully Restored and Ships Worldwide! Here’s a quick showcase of one of our favorite…

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  • Oct252015

    Wurlitzer 110 Manual and Schematic

    –Gotta love that 1950’s space-age Wurlitzer atomic logo! Here is a rare look at the original Wurlitzer manual for the near-prototype…

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  • Oct242015

    Original Pricing for Hohner Clavinet and Pianet

    Suggested Retail Pricing List for Hohner Musical Instruments 1971 & 1973 We recently acquired a copy of the original pricing lists…

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  • Oct182015

    Hohner Clavinet D6: “Rebirth” Restoration

    An Overview of The Chicago Electric Piano Company’s Clavinet Restoration Service Wow! Cosmetically this is THE most mint Clavinet that has ever passed…

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  • Sep122015

    Custom Shop: Custom Silver “Low A” Piano Bass

    Here is the latest from our custom shop: The Custom Silver “Low A” Fender Rhodes Piano Bass. This key set…

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  • Aug282015

    Custom Shop: The Tweed Copper Top Rhodes

    Here’s the latest from our custom shop: The “Tweed Copper Top” Rhodes. This is a late 1971 Rhodes Mark I…

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  • May262015

    Clavinet Schematic Updated

    Clavinet E7 and D6 Wiring Translated by The Chicago Electric Piano Company Over the years we grew tired of attempting to…

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  • May222015

    Custom Shop: 1971 Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73

    Here is the latest Custom Restore Fender Rhodes from the workshop: The most recent Fender Rhodes piano to leave our…

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  • May212015

    Custom Shop: 106P Restoration Comparison

    We recently finished a restoration on another pair of Wurlitzer 106P pianos for Jeff Tweedy. Each one of the three…

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  • May192015

    Understanding the Clavinet Tone Controls

    The Clavinet Tone Control and Pickup Settings How do the Clavinet Controls Work? Players are often confused about the controls of…

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  • Jan192015

    Live from #CEPCo: Spare Parts “Loose Cannon”

    Live from The Chicago Electric Piano Company: Spare Parts “Loose Cannon.” Spare Parts dropped back by the warehouse studio to…

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  • Dec162014

    Wurlitzer 214A Classroom Pianos for Sale

    You don’t see too many classrooms like this one anymore! Here’s a classroom of Wurlitzer 214A pianos, their flagship classroom…

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  • Dec012014

    Custom Shop: Tweed Rhodes Suitcase

    Many people were so blown away from our Tweed Two Tone Rhodes earlier this year that we were quickly contacted to tweed…

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  • Nov112014

    Custom Shop: The Navy Blue Rhodes Suitcase

    Here’s a look at the latest Rhodes from our Custom Shop: The a Navy and Tan Suitcase from 1976. The…

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  • Sep282014

    Tweedy “Low Key” (Official Video)

    Tweedy just released their latest music video for “Low Key” Directed by Nick Offerman featuring Jon Hodgeman, Mavis Staples, Conan…

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  • Aug122014

    Kesha’s Custom Wurlitzer 200

    Here’s a look at the latest from our custom shop: Kesha’s Custom Psychedelic Wurlitzer 200. This Wurlitzer has been fully…

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  • Jul172014

    Live From CEPCo: Spare Parts “Watch Your Step”

    More live jazz funk from Spare Parts! This time they were joined by Steve Eisen on flute, Rich Stitzel on…

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  • Jul022014

    Custom Shop: The Ivory Fender Rhodes Piano Bass

    It doesn’t get much cooler than a Rhodes Piano bass!   Here’s the latest custom built Rhodes in our inventory:…

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  • May262014

    Custom Shop: The Tweed Two-Tone Rhodes Suitcase

    Here’s the latest from our custom shop: The Tweed Two-Tone Rhodes Suitcase. —And another emergence of our signature wooden cheek…

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  • Apr222014

    Live From CEPCo: Spare Parts “The Mad Scientist”

    Last month Chicago native fusion trio Spare Parts dropped back to our warehouse to brew up some more of their…

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  • Jan272014

    Custom Shop: The Orange Rhodes

    Here’s the latest Rhodes to leave our Custom Shop: The Orange Mark II. This Rhodes was inspired by the orange…

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  • Dec142013

    Vibrating Parts: Geeking Out on the Rhodes Piano

    Last month our friends at Reverb.com stopped by the warehouse to talk about Harold Rhodes and the piano that he invented.…

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  • Aug272013

    Custom Shop: The Lunar Rhodes

    Here’s the latest from our Custom Shop: The Lunar Rhodes. Inspired by the white washed look of his Moog Voyager…

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  • Aug102013

    Custom Shop: The Wurlitzer 106P

    Check out this little orange beauty from the Wilco Loft! This is the 44 note Wurlitzer 106P Student Piano. Have…

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  • Jun022013

    Live From The Chicago Electric Piano Co.: Spare Parts

    Friends of the workshop Spare Parts, a Chicago rooted fusion trio, stopped by to film a live performance in the…

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  • May182013

    A Rare Breed Indeed: The Helpinstill Roadmaster

    Another rare gem makes its way into The Chicago Electric Piano Company’s workshop! Here’s a look at a Helpinstill Roadmaster:…

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  • Apr192013

    How to Determine the Value and Condition of a Rhodes

    How to Value a Rhodes Piano Part 2: How to Determine the Condition of a Rhodes As mentioned in the first…

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  • Apr182013

    How to Value a Fender Rhodes

    How to Value a Rhodes Piano Part 1: How much is a Fender Rhodes Piano Worth? Determining the value of…

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