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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Price of 200A When New?
« Last post by Doctor Robert on Today at 11:36:27 AM »
It is quite possible that the thousand dollars did include the case. It was in the fall of 1977 that my dad bought it for me.
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I’m really confused by this. When you press the pedal, all notes are supposed to ring out. What is the issue exactly?
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Price of 200A When New?
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on Today at 05:14:47 AM »
Do you remember what year he bought yours, Doc?
Something tells me $1000 included the case.
Unless the $599 was in the early 70’s...

Wow, keyboards were expensive then! I think I made around $2/hr in 1978 !
That explains why I only had my first model 700 then, bought at a used furniture store for $80.
That was a 40 hour paycheck!!

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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Price of 200A When New?
« Last post by Doctor Robert on Yesterday at 10:10:20 PM »
 I’m pretty sure my dad paid at least $1000 for mine which didn’t include tax and didn’t include the case that I got at the same time. I do remember they weren’t cheap! Here are the prices of various Fender Rhodes pianos in 1978. Judging by how expensive they were, I think my memory is probably accurate in regards to the 200A, although they may have been as much is $1200. Seems to me it was in that range. If it was $1000 in 1977 (which I’m 90 percent it was), adjusted for inflation, the 200A would cost $4159(!!) in today’s dollars.

1978
Rhodes Keyboard Instruments
Suggested Retail Price List Effective December 17, 1977

Keyboards

$1595 Suitcase Piano Set, 88 Key
$1425 Suitcase Piano Set, 73 Key
$1145 Mark I Stage Piano, 88 Key
$975 Mark I Stage Piano, 73 Key
$550 Piano Bass, 32 Key
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Leveling a Harp
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on Yesterday at 08:18:39 PM »
I’ve done that too in the past. Rubber washers are good too.
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: Price of 200A When New?
« Last post by pianotuner steveo on Yesterday at 08:17:11 PM »
A friend of mine worked in a music store when they were still made and seems to remember them being $599 MSRP towards the end.
Can anyone else verify this?
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: More Questions on Dating a 200A
« Last post by Doctor Robert on Yesterday at 07:47:36 PM »
Thanks for all your help. When I check those dates I’ll post my results. Again, much obliged!
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Re: More Questions on Dating a 200A
« Last post by cinnanon on Yesterday at 05:53:56 PM »
So there actually is good information in that thread but i'll summarize.  There are a bunch of places to get dates inside the wurlitzer.  On the keys is a date code.  First digit is the last digit of the year (i.e. 70304192 is 1977).  2nd and third digits of that number are the month, and 4th and 5th digits are the day. The example would be March 4, 1977.  There is also a number stamped on the back of the action on the treble side.  Same format.  The transformer also has an EIA format code from which you can tell the date. The pots also have date codes. The large black chip on the amplifier has a date code.
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Hi, I’m agree with the two posts above! to me it sounds like it has a bad voicing and a bad tuning.
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The Wurlitzer Electric Piano / Price of 200A When New?
« Last post by Doctor Robert on Yesterday at 03:58:06 PM »
Howdy,

I received my first Wurly 200A during the Fall of 1977 while I was a freshman in high school. I think I know what my dad paid for it, but does anyone know for sure what these instruments cost when new? Any historical price lists out there? I'd love to know what they sold for new and then use an inflation calculator to see what it would cost in today's dollars. Thanks!
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