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Offline pianotuner steveo

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A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:27:22 AM »
I was just looking at the guide for tv shows tonight and noticed that the second new episode of Pawn Stars (History Channel) will feature a "1980's Rhodes". It will be interesting to see what non experts value this piano at..
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:07:24 AM »
Thanks Steveo. Which episode is that? We have history channel as well in The Netherlands that starts at 9 pm but the guide only says something about some swords from the Kill Bill movies.
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 01:35:12 PM »
The title is "Up up and away", they are featuring a Superman costume, an old computer, 2 music posters, and a Rhodes. It says that it is a new episode as of tonight.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 03:35:15 PM »
Unfortunately we're years behind with this serie.  ::)
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 07:14:47 AM »
So I DVR'd the show and just watched it.
The guy brought in a beautiful looking Mark V. No mention of a stand or a pedal, but it did have the cover and cosmetically looked virtually new. The seller wanted about double what it was worth, naturally. They did not show the interior. When they showed a little blurb on the screen talking about Harold, the background music was playing... A digital Wurlitzer! UGG!

If you missed it, it should be on next week too before the new episodes.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 10:14:56 PM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 07:31:58 AM »
...and?

What'd it go for? I don't get that channel so, spoilers be damned.
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 11:14:22 AM »
...and?

What'd it go for? I don't get that channel so, spoilers be damned.

Ha ha.... that makes me curious.

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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 07:39:40 PM »
Sorry. The guy wanted $5,000, they didn't make a deal.
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...

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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 07:05:09 AM »
The "specialist" they brought in to determine the value said they could sell it for around $2500, so the store offered the guy $1200.
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 07:21:53 AM »
The "specialist" they brought in to determine the value said they could sell it for around $2500, so the store offered the guy $1200.

Well, I'd say that sounds about right for a Mk V. Though I'm surprised a pawn shop would accept such a meager profit margin. I'd have thought they'd offer more like five or six hundred.
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Re: A Rhodes will be on Pawn Stars tonight
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2017, 10:11:26 PM »
I think that they knew the seller wouldn't go that low since he was asking for $5000. It did look nice on the outside. Even still, if they got it for $1200, and sold it for $2500, that's not a horrible profit...

I've played a couple of Mark V's, but I'd never seen a cover for a Mark V before.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 10:18:16 PM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
2017 Yamaha P255
2020 Kawai CA99
....and a few guitars...