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« on: October 27, 2007, 03:04:09 PM »
I was wondering how much this student piano is worth? I have no idea what the model is on this. I know It's in good condition with just the fiber glass cover with orange peel on it. It comes with original sustain pedal.



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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 03:32:07 PM »
i believe it's already sold.  At least the guy hasn't gotten back to me yet on it  :D
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 10:50:22 AM »
That's a REALLY early student piano, pre-1967.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 01:22:56 AM »
Good lookin' out bjammerz ;)

The seller finally got back to me today saying it already sold...

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 03:28:55 PM »
I'm the guy who bought this.  It needs a lot of work.  That black panel is effects that the original owner had installed.  They aren't working.

Does anybody know how much this is actually worth?

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 04:26:17 PM »
well not much more than he was asking, I was interested in it for parts.  It's very difficult to restore one from this vintage, as pickups, tines, Hammers, everything is much rarer than the standard Rhodes parts.

If you're interested in selling it in the future I'd be interested in purchasing.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 07:35:19 PM »
Thanks bjammerz...I'll keep that in mind.  

Do you have a rough estimate of what it would cost to get this piano to sound decent?  I'm not looking to get it completely restored or anything, just good enough to play in my home.

Does this model use completely different tines and pickups?

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 07:42:41 PM »
Yes that's the thing about these models, if they have broken tines etc it's not so much the cost as actually finding the matching parts to make it sound right.  I couldn't really tell you what it would cost as I haven't had much luck finding these old style raymac tines and other parts.

You'd have to get them either from ebay or from another student / sparkle top rhodes you come across.  The only major problem besides parts you may come across is if the felt hammers are severely grooved.
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