Here’s the latest custom Wurlitzer from our workshop: The Baby Blue Wurli 206A!
RE-Run Alert! We’re in the process of moving 50+ instruments and all of our tech/finishing equipment between buildings. It’s a frustrating process. Rather than boring you with pictures from our move we thought you would enjoy a blog post from the “vault.” Here it is:
Here’s the latest Custom Shop Wurlitzer restoration from our workshop. This Wurlitzer was restored from a very mint Classroom 206A set and finished in baby blue with white accents.
One of the subtle details for this restoration was using a 203W speaker baffle that allowed us to remove the 206A’s shelf. The 203W’s speaker baffle also gave a nice accent across the bottom of the speaker base. The aluminum pedal and feet were also polished and buffed to give this beauty as much shine as possible.
As you have come to expect from our restorations this beauty sounds and plays as good as it looks! We completely leveled the key bed, replaced all springs and action felts, regulated the action and key travel, and dialed in the amplifier to bring out the best of the classic Wurlitzer tone that we all know and love!
If you are interested in a piece like this we have more Wurlitzer 206A’s that are in need of a good home or studio. These models are usually picked up in near-mint condition since they spend most of their life in a University or school. Many of them come out of storage spaces where they have sat untouched for decades. They may be more cumbersome than a 200A for gigging, but in the studio or for home use the speaker base a 206A blows the internal speakers of a 200A out of the water!
–Please contact email@example.com or (312)476-9528 for inventory availability and customization options.
…Don’t to check out our Custom “Blue Sky” Sparkle Rhodes ! They made a hell of a pair at the workshop–along with a custom baby blue Fender Jazz Bass by our friends at Chicago Fret Works!
Inventor Benjamin Miessner had designed an amplified conventional upright piano in 1935, and Wurlitzer used his electrostatic pickup design, but replaced the strings with struck steel reeds.
Sun Ra was the first musician to record with an electric piano, the Wurlitzer, for his 1956 recording Angels and Demons at Play.