Vintage Electric Pianos
We specialize in both sales and rentals of vintage electric pianos. The two most iconic makes are Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer, and Hohner, Baldwin and Yamaha also made some unique electric pianos. The types of electric pianos that we sell and service have mechanical actions--usually felt or rubber tipped hammers that strike reeds or tines to produce tones that are amplified electronically. These instruments have formed a rich part of the history in many genres of American music, from classic jazz and rhythm and blues to funk, rock and roll and beyond. Please contact us for rental or service and upgrade options to your own electric piano, or stop into the shop to hear and play some models that we currently have for sale. You can also hear our pianos live at our Acoustic Electric Series at 61 Local in Brooklyn; please check here for the current schedule.
Below are pictures of electric pianos that have graced our showroom and shop in the last few years.
Extremely rare! Dating to one year only (1955), this is a prototype of model 112, the first Wurlitzer electric piano to go into larger-scale production. This model never had legs but included is your choice of wooden or metal legs (not pictured), mounted to a base board that the keyboard can sit on, which maintains the original integrity of the instrument. Also included is the very rare sustain pedal. We've re-capped the original tube amplifier, replaced the tubes with new "old stock", and aligned, lubricated and regulated the action, and tuned and voiced the reeds and pick ups. A true collector's item with a fabulous "woody" sounding vintage tone.
Rare! 1980 54-note Rhodes, perfect for New York City apartments. With (also rare) matching legs and pedal and the highly sought-after all-wood keys. We've rebuilt this with new hammer tips, damper felt, screws and grommets and key bushings. We've cleaned the tines and electronics and Re-Tolexed the piano and top cases. We've added new hardware and logos. We've tuned and voiced it to the best of our ability. Come by and hear it!
Dark and dirty yet clean and precise, custom Tolex-ed for a brown western look with antiqued corners. Rebuilt with new damper felt, key pedestal felt, hammer tips and screws and grommets. Tuned and voiced for consistency, this is a big shop favorite. The Mark II features, built into the key pedestal, a variant of the "Marcel Curve" or miracle mod that can help make many Fender Rhodes pianos feel lighter and faster. Includes new sustain pedal (not pictured).
$2650 with top case (leg and pedal storage) in original black Tolex (as is).
Add $350 with top case re-Tolexed in western brown with added hardware to match piano case.
Twelve month warranty on all parts except the tines. Please note, the Fender Twin Reverb amplifier in some of the pictures is not included.
This 200A (converted to 200A specs from a 206A) is classic black, repainted, regulated, rebuilt with a new Retrolinear amp. With new legs and pedal from Vintage Vibe. This sings as well as any Wurlitzer can. Everything but the reeds is warranted for 2 years.
Custom blue-gray paint and lacquer, complete with new speakers and power cord. Also includes a new set of legs and pedal. Clean-running amplifier, regulated, tuned and ready!