Rhodes

Get musical with Rhodes

In 1946 the Rhodes keyboard and electric piano brand were created with the intention of portability and healing. Taught to recovering soldiers during World War II, Rhodes produces a sweet and ethereal tone. Here on eBay, youll find the perfect instruments to keep your hobby going. 

The history

Rhodes electric pianos and keyboards are credited with transforming the sound of modern jazz in the 1970s, 30 years after its invention. 

With its sweet sound, the electronic keyboard invaded not only jazz music but also pop and soul music, with famous artists playing the instrument, such as The Doors, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Portishead and more. With a professional musician certification, the Rhodes electric piano is a highly recommended instrument. 

The keyboard

Rhodes most well-known piano model is undoubtedly the Fender-Rhodes keyboard, that offers a hybrid noise of that of a guitar and piano. With an iconic sound, this piece can be heard in most pieces from the 1970s and 1990s and is a delight for any musician to play. 

However, the less popular pre-Fender pieces are also available. These antiques, made of wood, have their own appealing sound reminiscent of music from the 1940s to 1960s, perfect for any artist who wants to play with a retro tone. 

As the original purpose Rhodes had in mind was portability, they introduced the suitcase piano. This piece folds into itself for easy transport, and, although it only has 73 keys compared to the typical 88 keys, it offers its own unique sound produced by the vintage damper felts. Ideal for students and musicians on-the-go, the suitcase piano still presents a pleasing tone. 

Rhodes parts and accessories so perfectly fit Rhodes produced pianos that they cant be replaced. With beautifully crafted stainless steel pushrods and burly strong heavy duty stand and aluminium legs, each piece offers the best stability and support to every player.