Our estimates and consultations are always free of charge. It is impossible to know just how much work an instrument requires without an in-person estimate. Following a brief evaluation of your instrument we will let you know what to expect at various levels of service from the most basic setup to a complete overhaul. If you have a specific budget we will always make sure to prioritize our repairs in order to give you the best value possible.
The Standard Setup & Basic Repairs: $100-300+
Standard Setup: This is the service that put us on the map! Setup of the Rhodes includes tuning and voicing of the instrument for a well balanced sound. This takes care of inconsistencies between notes as well as a strobe tuning. Depending on how long it has been since the last setup this can take anywhere from 1-3 hours (in most cases). Recently serviced instruments (1-5 years) typically only require 30-60+ minutes.
Basic Repairs: Common repairs for Rhodes include pickup & tine replacement, cleaning and lubricating the action centers, quick key bed touchups, and replacing other worn components. Depending on the specific repair the additional cost may be negligible, while in other cases may add 1-2 hours.
A little bit of work can go a long way!
|Basic Repairs||0.5-1.5 Hr|
|Standard Setup (First in years or decades)||3-6 Hr|
|Standard Setup (Routine Setups: 1-3yr)||1-2 Hr|
|***Bench rates are scheduled to increase for all jobs dropped off or reservations booked after Dec 31st, 2021. Email us for a reservation.|
“The Works:” $400-800+
In this service level we evaluate the piano and recommend aspects of the restoration to make sure that the instrument has a solid overall seal of approval. “The Works” is where you will usually find what we refer to as the “Sweet Spot” — the best value for a partial restoration! After this level of services we may suggest additional work in the near future, but in many cases it will be ready for years to come!
|Action Adjustments (Basic)||0.5-2 Hrs|
|Electronics Repairs (Basic)||0.5-2 Hrs|
|Key Bed Adjustments (Basic)||0.5-2 Hrs|
|Isolation Grommets Replacement||~1.5 Hrs|
|Hammer Tip Replacement||~1.5 Hrs|
The “Sweet Spot” for Rhodes is typically $600-1,200.
The “Sweet Spot” for Rhodes services is usually a partial restoration focusing on an instrument’s aging felt and rubber components. Depending on the condition of vintage parts, the most common services include replacing isolation grommets, hammer tips, or making action adjustments. There is no one-size-fits all approach to a Rhodes restoration, and the recommended services will depend on an in-person evaluation of the instrument.
“Top Shelf” Restoration: $1,500-3,000+
Our “Top Shelf” Rhodes restorations aim to bring your piano to a condition that is as good as–if not better than– when it left the factory. At this level we evaluate every component of the instrument ensuring your Rhodes is ready for decades to come.
|Action Restoration or Modication||3-6 Hr (Depends on Production Period)|
|Key Bed Restoration or Modification||1-2 Hr|
|Key Bushing Replacement||1-2 Hr (Per Rail)|
|Electronics Restoration or Upgrade||2-5 Hr (Depends on Production Period)|
|Damper Assembly Restoration||1-2 Hr|
Cosmetic Restoration and “Custom Shop” Services
Cosmetics: In addition to rejuvenating the tone and feel, we also specialize in restoring the cosmetics of the instrument. Whether you prefer the timeless look of an original Rhodes or something completely custom, we can build the piano of your dreams!
|New Tolex: Stage Piano||7-10 Hr|
|New Tolex: Suitcase Piano||9-12 Hr|
|New Grill Cloth||1 Hr|
|New Key Tops (Whites & Sharps)||$420/450 (73/88)|
|Tone Bar and Harp Frame Re-plating||Contact for Quote|
Customizations: If you can dream it up then we’re here to help bring your vision to life! Please contact us directly for quote on custom modifications and builds.
|Custom Refinished Lid||$400-600* (Depends on Finish Type)|
|Wooden End Blocks||$100-200*|
|Suitcase Speaker Upgrades||$300-800*|
|QRS PNOScan Optical Midi Upgrade||~$1,750*|
|You Dream It Up --We'll Bring It to Life!||*Contact for exact quote|