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Advice on buying a Rhodes 73... Help
« on: April 22, 2004, 09:43:51 PM »
I have the chance to buy a Rhodes 73 for $250. It's out of tune, missing the front side & middle logo, sustain rod (got the pedal), there's some wax on the keys, some keys are louder than others (needs maintenance) and the case (the outer case w/the latches) has been carved up and would need replacing.

Still a deal?

I just don't want to get in over my head on repair costs. I'm pretty handy and like maintaining my own gear, so I'm not afraid to learn the ins & outs, I just don't want to buy this and regret it because I didn't hold out for one in better shape.

What are the red-flag warning signs that I should look for when I decide to buy it? Is there anything you would caution me about?

Thanks.

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Advice on buying a Rhodes 73... Help
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 12:43:13 PM »
If you're willing to put a little time into getting the piano back in shape, then it's a good deal (I picked up a Stage 73 in about the same condition for $350 a couple of years ago).  The tuning and volume adjustments are easy enough to do yourself, and you can get a new pushrod for the sustain pedal from places like Major Key and Speakeasy Vintage Music.  As for the carved up case, is it just the removable lid that's damaged?
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