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Offline sunrunner

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The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:16:52 AM »
HAPPY FENDER RHODES FRIDAY!
1973 Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase 88-key
1980 Rhodes Mark II Stage 73-key

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 01:31:17 PM »
Where can I get one?
Or do I just need photoshop?

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 01:05:32 PM »
Photoshop works too, but I just measured my suitcase 88 and built it to scale. the “tolex” is thin vinyl but looks real enough from a distance.

The case was built with very thin 1/8” plywood. Vinyl was cut and glued for “tolex”

The handles are made from an old extension that I painted black. That’s grey duct tape on the ends :)

The cabinet is a solid block of wood. The grill cloth is printed (in color)  on paper and glued to the block!  The “Fender Rhodes” logo was done with a silhouette machine and 2 silver/black layers on vinyl. Fun weekend project.
1973 Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase 88-key
1980 Rhodes Mark II Stage 73-key

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 02:14:03 PM »
I love it. 
You gotta make the legs...
Then give the whole thing to me!

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 08:10:37 PM »
I could never find anything to use for the legs, so it's not 100% complete.  But close enough for a desk ornament.

1973 Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase 88-key
1980 Rhodes Mark II Stage 73-key

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 02:46:44 PM »
 This is fantastic. I play a lot of toy pianos (that have tines BTW) and was thinking of building a toy piano scale Rhodes enclosure to put my yamaha Reface CP in. It has some decent electric piano sounds and it would be funny to gig with. I have played the toy piano live a few times, it's just hell to mic up close and sound good.

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 02:04:10 PM »
No... freaking way! You should make a few more, I'll bet a few fanatics would buy one :)

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Re: The Fender Rhodes on my office desk...
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 12:30:12 PM »
that's beautiful!