Welcome to the Rhodes Super Site!
created by James Garfield (US) & Frederik Adlers (SE)
Vintage Vibe News (08/21/13): Vintage Vibe is planning to release a more affordable version of their 64-note electromechanical piano. Read about it here!
Long Live The Dukey Stick (08/05/13): Master of the Rhodes George Duke has departed for the next life at the age of 67. Our tribute page is on the way: you can email your memories and sentiments to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the Super Site's Facebook Page.
Overhaul (03/01/13): I'm between jobs, which means I've got time to clean up the site and work on everything I've planned to do for the last 5 years. If things are broken in one place or another, they won't be broken for long!
Lost But Not Forgotten (07/08/12): The 1949 Rhodes Pre*Piano Service Manual has been scanned and is now available for your reading pleasure. It is quite an artifact, giving some interesting perspectives on the early development concepts behind the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano.
The Legend Unearthed! (07/01/12): The Leeds Rentals "E" Rhodes was discovered recently after producer Jay Graydon enlisted our aid in tracking it down. It lives on today, preserved like a piece in a museum.
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, CBS Musical Instruments, the Roland Corporation
, the Rhodes Music Corporation
, the Fender Rhodes Story
, the Harold B. Rhodes Music Foundation or the family of Harold Rhodes. It was developed by and for Fender Rhodes enthusiasts, as a technical and historical resource for owners and players of vintage Rhodes pianos (1959-1984). The Rhodes Service Manual and certain photos used throughout the site were originally published by CBS Musical Instruments. The English translation of "Fender Rhodes: The Piano That Changed the History of Music" was contributed by the author. The Fender
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