Fender Rhodes Company Electric Piano

Fender Rhodes Company Electric Piano

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Description (Brief)
This electric piano was made by the Fender Rhodes Company in Fullerton, California around 1971-1973. It is a Mark I stage piano, which was produced from 1969-1975. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1971-1973
maker
Fender Rhodes Company
Place Made
United States: California, Fullerton
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 48 in x 12 in; 60.96 cm x 121.92 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1988.0047.01
accession number
1988.0047
catalog number
1988.0047.01
Credit Line
Gift of John E. Hasse
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

You can identify exactly what week it was built by looking at the large 4 digit number stamped in red, blue or black ink in the upper right corner behind the pickups WWYY, so 1379 would be the 13th week of 1979 and so on.

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