Thursday, November 19, 2009


Vintage Vibe is now number 1 in google for Rhodes Parts! Thank you all for making Vintage Vibe your go to source for your Vintage Keyboard needs!

We have been very busy the last few months working on a very special project. Be sure to look forward to that in the near future, we are all very excited about it.

On another note, we have sold out of the first 1000 of our new Wurlitzer reeds in 6 months time. We had nothing but positive responce about these reeds which we are extremly pleased about. We are waiting for our new batch now from our Manufacturer.

We are constantly manufacturing new parts for these old keyboards, this helps preserve old ones from becoming parts pianos. This also allows us to keep our prices down but manufacturing in quantity.

We just did more Work for Norah Jones for her upcoming promotions and world tour, we refurbished her Wurlitzer 206. We also custom made her 3 new Wurlitzer sustain pedals.
We also just refurbished a Wurlitzer 200A for Ani DiFranco for her current tour, they were very pleased with the piano as it had not been keeping up very well.

All I can say is thanks to all of our friends and customers that make it all happen here at Vintage Vibe. We are busting to tell everyone what we are up to but we have to keep it in the bag until it is unveiled.

Peace and happiness-

Chris, Bryan, Adam, Fred, Greg

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


We have a few piano restorations for sale. Recently we sold a Hohner Clavinet Pianet Duo, a Rhodes 1974 88 key stage piano, a Fender Rhodes 1972, a Wurlitzer 200A, among others but we still have a nice stock of great vintage instruments.

We have two 1966 silver sparkle top Fender Rhodes suitcase pianos which are excellent pianos. We have a 1972 Fender Rhodes Mark I suitcase as well.

There are a few different Wurlitzers in stock including two 112's, a 140B, and a couple 200s (one comes with an original Wurlitzer hard case) and 200As. These won't last long so be sure to get them while you still can.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fender Rhodes Parts Manufactured

Yes it has been a while since our last post. Summer has kept us very busy with touring season at hand. We are even busier now that the fall season is approaching and customers are looking to stock up as well as customers looking to buy that perfect gift.

We have been eagerly awaiting our new products we have been manufacturing this past summer.
Tone bar grommets like the originals
Tone Bar screws nickel plated like the old Fender Rhodes pianos, with the nice shoulder under the head of the screw for allowing the tone bar to pop.
New "Relic" Hammer Tips made firmer for a better attack and articulation
We have designed a replacement Damper arm for the fender Rhodes single strip damper pianos. These will replace the old worn out dampers. Very Much needed item.

We have made another batch of our Pratt and reed Synthesizer key bushings

Hohner Clavinet hammmer tips just like the originals " Orange"

We are keeping a big secret to ourselves but we have plans for something pretty major to happen.

Lot's more going on we will fill you in soon...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Update

Haven't posted in awhile - it's been pretty busy here at the shop.

We have a few new keyboards that will be for sale soon. We'll have a Wurlitzer 200A, A Fender Rhodes 1972 Stage, a Fender Rhodes 1972 Suitcase, a 1966 Silver Sparkle Top Suitcase, and a Vox continental organ.

As for new products we have a new rebuild kit for the Rhodes Power Module which you can find here:

In the near future we will also have reproduction dampers for the Rhodes piano.

Our elite, Vintage Vibe Aristocrats program is going strong. Any customer that orders 10 times or more through the website will receive a discount on all their purchases from then on.

There are a few special project in the works to keep an eye out for so be ready for that.

Friday, June 12, 2009


We recently just finished a big project of getting three Suitcase Rhodes 88 for a tour.

The shop is still full of repairs including a rare Wurlitzer 106 piano as well as a Fender Rhodes 49 note Silver Sparkle top. You can catch a glimpse of these keyboards on our flickr page here: as well as see the 106 in action here:

We are hard at work on all these repairs as well as putting together some new tech videos to share with all of you. Keep an eye out for all the new additions.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Farfisa Organs and Etc.

We have added a Farfisa section to the website and we are starting to sell more Farfisa parts. We've been doing Farfisa repairs for awhile, but now we will be selling individuall components as well as restored organs in the near future.

Our Wurlitzer reeds have been a success among customers and are selling well. They really are a perfect recreation of the original.

Also, our new back check mods are available and have been a much needed addition to many pianos.

There are only two of our Wurlitzer 200As in stock so don't miss your chance. These are the nicest we've seen and we don't know when we will come across more like it. We also have a Wurlitzer 200 for sale as well as a 140B.

We have sold the Fender Rhodes pianos we have had in stock but will have more in the future.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wurlitzer Reeds

Vintage Vibe is excited to announce that we are the first to recreate a clone of the original Wurlitzer factory reed. These are as good as the original reeds or better. Sonically, visually they are identical to the original Wurlitzer factory reeds. They are fashioned after the 200A style reeds and side by side with the originals no one could tell the difference - in person or on record. These reeds will not break like past reproduction reeds made by us and other companies. These are the reeds of the future, when the original Wurlitzer factory reeds are gone our reeds will keep these instruments alive. These will be the new standard reeds and can be replaced with any original for equal tone, level and longevity.

Also, we now have new Fender Rhodes back checks mods which are a great improvement to many Rhodes pianos.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Update 18

April is here and the shop is full of repairs. We have a couple Hohner Clavinets in for repair, a Wurlitzer 140B, a Farfisa, and a couple Vox organs among other things.

We've sold a few of the Wurlitzer 200As but still have some left. We have a few Rhodes for sale still- A Rhodes 1977, two suitcase Fender Rhodes 1971 s, and Fender Rhodes 1972 Stage/Suitcase Top. We have samples of all the pianos being played on our youtube page, These are all excellent keyboards so don't miss out on owning one.

There will be a few new items we will be offering soon and we will let you all know once it is completed, but we are all pretty excited about it.

Until then take care and have a Happy Easter.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Update 17

We've sold two of the Wurlitzer 200A pianos we have this week. These are great pianos as close to mint as you can get. Don't miss out! We have some new video clips of the Rhodes we have for sale. You can check them all out here:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Update 16

Recently we sold a Hohner Clavinet E7 that we had restored.

We still have some Rhodes up for sale including an extremely rare first week of 1971 Fender Rhodes Suitcase. They are all really great pianos, be sure to check them out here:

The Wurlitzers we have are ready for purchase and are as close to brand new as you are going to find. These 200As are the best we've seen.

Currently we are working on an Arp Omni 2 that came into the shop for repair as well as continuing product design for some new items including the backcheck mod that will be available soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Update 15

We've been working on a few Rhodes that we have up for sale, some people are already interested so there might not be a lot of time to snag one for yourself. We have a 1971 suitcase, a 1972 stage and a 1977 stage. You can find more information here:

We also still have the custom black sparkle suitcase for sale which is a really beautiful piano.

The lot of Wurlitzers we have is coming along nicely. These are some of the best we've encountered so don't miss your chance on them either.

Our new product design, the backcheck mod, is almost ready. It will be a great addition to our miracle mod and make a world of different on the Rhodes.

We are also in the works of designing some new pre amps, including a Leslie pre amp so keep on the look out for that.

We sold the ARP String Ensemble we had for sale, but still have an ARP Omni II:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wurlitzer electric Piano student model lot

We have been very fortunate to have come across 10 of the most clean well preserved 206A student models in the land. They spent their entire life in a quiet college classroom pampered. You cannot go out and find clean action and keys like this. Once we have transformed these into Wurlitzer 200A piano's there will be 10 lucky people who will get to own one each. This will be a life long wurlitzer for these people. I personally see Wurlitzers everyday and these are some of the finest I have seen in years.
Chris Carroll

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Update 13

We've been keeping busy here at Vintage Vibe for the new year.

We have three new Rhodes for sale :

New products:

Wurlitzer Reed Bar Shields -
Rhodes Cheek Block Power Supply -
Rhodes Refurbish Kit -
Rhodes Road Repair Kit -

We've been busy with lots of repairs and restorations, be sure to check our youtube page ( for new videos and our flikr page ( for new pictures of the custom restorations we have done.