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I'm not too experienced with the different models of Rhodes but I came across a Rhodes Mark II stage from 1979 in perfect condition for $1,400.  How is this model and era of Rhodes?  And is that a decent price?

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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Is my Rhodes beyond repair?
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:26:03 AM »
A Rhodes recently came into my possession and it is unfortunately in a sorry state.  It clearly needs a lot of love.  The guy who I got it from disassembled it with the intention of fixing and cleaning it but he never got around to it.  He asserts that nothing is missing but I can't say that for sure.

Here are the pictures https://imgur.com/a/xhFWGQZ

I know it may be difficult to assess from pictures alone but I'm curious as to the state of disrepair it's in.  I am handy with a soldering iron and am capable of building simple EQ, compressor, and preamp kits as well as guitar kits, but this may be out of my wheelhouse.  I would love to give it a try, but I'm thinking it may be wise to take it to a professional.  What do you think the ballpark figure would be for a refurbishment?  Or is it worth giving it a try myself?  I was think of purchasing the Vintage Vibe Rhodes refurb kit if I decide to dive in:

https://www.vintagevibe.com/products/fender-rhodes-73-key-refurb-kit

But it may be for naught if it's something only a professional could accomplish.  Any advice regarding my situation?  Thank you!

I think the world becomes a better place for every additional functional Rhodes that exists, so I would love to get this thing in working order if I can afford it!

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