Fender Rhodes 1974 MIDI Suitcase

Dubbed “The One,” everyone says it’s the best 88 they’ve ever played.

Stevie Wonder’s I Wish

A huge thank you to Michael Bearden for connecting us with Lady Gaga for the Stevie Wonder tribute concert.  Here she is jamming away at this Fender Rhodes Suitcase 88, with optical MIDI.  The number of prominent hands that have played this Rhodes is beyond counting, namely because everyone that plays it says: “this is the best Rhodes I have ever played.”  A culmination of an ideal year for Fender Rhodes production, with a restless approach to teching it until it’s perfect… it’s “The One.”

Mint, Original Condition

Fully Restored, Far Better Than Factory Performance

Optical MIDI Adds No Weight To Action

Could Be The Best Rhodes You Ever Play

1974 Fender Rhodes Suitcase MIDI

From a golden age of Fender Rhodes production, this 1974 Fender Rhodes 88-key is a true original survivor in immaculate shape – original tolex and grill cloth. Going one step further, optical MIDI was added to offer flexibility without negatively affecting the action. If you’re looking for the sound of Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon, this Rhodes is that sound. It also was personally played by Herbie and a score of other greats from Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story.

  • Full Optical MIDI Out operated by distance sensors: does not affect action
  • Action modification for ideal touch
  • Volume, treble, bass and vibrato controls
  • Stereo Vibrato
  • Stereo 1/4″ line out
  • Stereo headphone jack
  • 1/4″ Accessory jack in/out

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