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Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Fender Rhodes in bits in Ibiza!
« on: September 03, 2021, 06:47:16 AM »
Hi All! I'm new to this forum. Im looking for advice. I have been gifted a 1973 Fender Rhodes mark 1 73. I've been a keyboard player for years (Nord electro 6d is what I use at the moment ) but having a rhodes has always been a dream. I'm so delighted to have received this one especially as its previous owner was a fantastic musician here on the island of Ibiza who passed away about 8 years ago  and with whom I had the pleasure of playing with.  Rip Blues Dave!

Anyway,  The thing is that it was taken apart years ago for cleaning and never reassembled. It's been sitting in parts up an old villa in the hills and so even to my untrained eye I can see that it will need some serious work to get it functioning properly again. (Lots of rust, some bent tines and wood bits broken off) I would be unable to send anywhere for professional servicing so I'm hoping to do this restoration myself. I would like to know where to begin and maybe what parts I definitely need to be replacing and if there are any good sites that I should be looking at specifically for this model.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Alex .

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