Author Topic: Retolexing my Cp70  (Read 941 times)

Offline mavertron

  • Pre-Piano
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Retolexing my Cp70
« on: October 04, 2016, 08:54:06 AM »
Hi, I recently acquired a Yamaha cp70 but it needs a total retolexing.
Any leads who could do it for me, I'm based in London so ideally this area would be good.

Matt.

Offline goldphinga

  • Mark I
  • ****
  • Posts: 271
    • View Profile
Re: Retolexing my Cp70
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 05:14:07 PM »
I think hiwatt in Doncaster do retolexjng but I guesss a guitar amp builder or specialist would be able to do it or advise. D'angelo had his done in silver sparkle tolex and it looks great!

Offline AvionKeys

  • Vendor
  • Fiesta Red
  • *****
  • Posts: 21
    • View Profile
    • Avion Studios
Re: Retolexing my Cp70
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 11:22:30 PM »
Those are beasts. I (this is Dave) have one and that's a LOT of tolex. What are you going to do about the hardware?
I know some of it is really hard to come by? Is the original hardware good enough to re-chrome maybe?

Just assuming you're going full restore on it, but either way would love to see pics.

Oh! And just to keep you excited here's a guy playing a lovely cover of an Elliot Smith tune using a CP-80.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLFz-uHWuaU
Such an interesting instrument. The piano action is pure yamaha quality. Congrats!

Offline mavertron

  • Pre-Piano
  • *
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Retolexing my Cp70
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 04:27:02 AM »
Thanks guys, I will contact hiwatt and see if they are interested, it is a beast, and will no doubt be a nightmare to tolex and restore, but i got it very cheap so dont mind really! It plays fine as is, @avionkeys i think everything else is OK, though its missing a handle, so I have to try and track one of those down too. Wish me luck with that! I'll prbably be boring and just do black tolex, though white could be cool...