This electric piano was made by the Fender Rhodes Company in Fullerton, California around 1971-1973.
This piano is serial number 24761, and has a compass of 6ix octaves, Rhodes action, with hammers facing the keyboard, metal bars with resonator bars and coils to turn vibrations into electrical charges, rubber pads on plastic shank hammers, 2 hand stops: tone regulator and volume regulator, wood frame, an imitation leather-covered wood case, and a folding metal base.
Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days.
Although Harold Rhodes died in 2000, the instrument has since been reissued, and his teaching methods are still in use.
The touch and action of the keyboard is designed to be as close to a piano as possible.
Thanks in advance Mark IIpossibly going to get a 73 stage fender rhodes mark1seller has told me the the 4-digit number on the top right is1174and a serial No.
the rhodes sticker on the harp is a five-digit number - 54056 i think. Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas? I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.Even though some of the design and production changes improved upon the previous era, many of the changes were simply cost-cutting measures that negatively impacted the Rhodes’ action and tone.Note: All opinions of the models are based on evaluating the Rhodes after it is professionally setup by our workshop in its ideal state.Clearly Fender wasn’t afraid to use incorrect parts when they were in a bind. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late 1959 and early 1960 so the existence of a tweed example, while extremely rare, is certainly plausible since Fender was making lots of tweed amps during the same time period.