Custom Shop

  • Jun042022

    Wurlitzer 200a Rainbow Edition

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  • May142022

    1977 Walnut Rhodes Stage 73 – “God Only Knows”

    To showcase this one-of-a-kind custom build, we brought the piano back to the wood shop where our carpenter Josh Truman…

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  • Apr202022

    Wurlitzer Spring Trio

    Custom shop builds don’t stick around long, so when we had three pastel Wurlitzer pianos wrap up at the same…

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  • Mar102022

    Teal Rhodes: 1976 custom shop Suitcase

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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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  • Jan032022

    Walnut Rhodes 88 – Refined Elegance

    A long time vision finally realized, this piano is truly a show stopper. This is an idea we had been…

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  • Dec232021

    Happy Holidays from CEP!

    We would like to wish all a happy holiday season! Please enjoy this live performance by our “in house” trio…

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  • Dec172021

    Now Streaming: CEPCo’s Holiday Playlist on Spotify

    Are you completely sick of “All I want for Chrismas (is you)”? Do you hollar at the very mention of…

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  • Dec082021

    2022 Calendar is Live!

    Looking for a unique gift for the vintage music aficionado in your life? The CEPCo 2022 wall calendar checks all…

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  • Oct112021

    Chevy Boogie Van + Forest Green Rhodes

    Green with Envy: 1976 Chevy van and 1977 Rhodes Suitcase One of our favorite Rhodes custom builds, this Suitcase piano…

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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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  • Aug202021

    1973 Fender Rhodes Suitcase: Ostrich Edition

    Ostrich tolex accented by shades of brown give this custom Fender Rhodes a distinct and classy look. Our client selected…

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  • Jul172021

    Alabaster Helpinstill

    New road case for this Road Master – a stunning finish for this portable acoustic/electric piano. As you can probably…

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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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  • 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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  • Mar022021

    Professor Goss visits the Piano Co!

    Our buddy Woody Goss recently came by the shop for an in depth look behind the scenes at CEP. Along…

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  • Jan252021

    Flagship: 1979 Rhodes Mark I Suitcase 88 restoration

    It doesn’t get more classic than this: a full 88 keyset with suitcase amplifier from the very end of Mark…

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  • Dec192020

    Custom Shop: Seafoam Green Suitcase strikes again!

    It’s no secret that Seafoam Green tolex is one of our favorite finishes here at the Chicago Electric Piano Co.…

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  • Jul012020

    Baby Blue Wurlitzer 200a

    Baby blue has been a popular finish for us lately and it’s no secret why: they look stunning! As with…

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  • Jun192020

    Custom Walnut Clavinet D6

    This build is certainly one of the most ambitious we have attempted, and we couldn’t be happier with the results!…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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