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Recent Picture of the Rhodes MK4 Prototype!

Started by qlyde1973stage, May 09, 2022, 12:27:45 PM

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I'll keep this simple because I have no info at this time, I'll update the thread as I get more info about it, but some guy in the Fender subreddit posted a picture of his Strat in a nice studio, but in the background I saw a Rhodes. A quirky looking Rhodes with orange stripes, a really low profile top and wooden sides. Could it be? Really? How?

Take a look at the photo, let me know what you think. I can't believe it's just sitting in a Studio and no one has documented it.

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Good eye seeing that was a Rhodes! Unfortunately, on closer inspection it looks like it is the Rhodes Electronic Piano  :(. However, the similarity is no coincidence as Mike Peterson (designer of the Mk IV) actually designed the case for the Rhodes Electronic Piano first and it had a direct influence on his design for the MK IV.

Here's a link to a more detailed look inside the Electronic piano:

Link to the MK IV on the Rhodes super site:

Hopefully it will appear again someday though. The MK V 88 was a similar "lost unicorn" that was rediscovered so its definitely possible :)
1969 KMC Home Rhodes Prototype
1977 Wurlitzer 270