Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73

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Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73 - Synth Palace

Fender Rhodes Mark I Stage 73

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  • SKU: syn-103
  • Brand: Fender
  • Type: Synthesizer
  • Availability: In Stock



There's no substitute for the real thing. A Fender Rhodes Piano is a thing of beauty and this one has all the personality of the golden-age of electric pianos. 

The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became popular in the 1970s. Like a conventional piano, the Rhodes generates sound with keys and hammers, but instead of strings, the hammers strike thin metal tines, which vibrate between an electromagnetic pickup. The signal is then sent through a cable to an external keyboard amplifier and speaker.

The instrument evolved from Rhodes's attempt to manufacture pianos while teaching recovering soldiers during World War II. Development continued after the war and into the following decade. In 1959, Fender began marketing the Piano Bass, a cut-down version; the full-size instrument did not appear until after Fender's sale to CBS in 1965. CBS oversaw mass production of the Rhodes piano in the 1970s, and it was used extensively through the decade, particularly in jazz, pop, and soul music. It was less used in the 1980s because of competition with polyphonic and digital synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7.


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