Rhodes

  • Feb242022

    Mavis Staples’ Rhodes Auction — Auction Ended

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sep162020

    Rhodes 7055 Student Model: An In Depth Look

    After the iconic “Jetsons” pianos of the late 60’s, Rhodes introduced a new education series. These pianos were housed in…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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