Sunday, September 7, 2008

Never underestimate the classic Flea Market

Amazing luck at an antiques flea market in Alameda on an abandoned Navy base; aside from sundry telephones and a ridiculous tambourine 6" deep, a Rhodes Pre-Piano has surfaced. It's in decent shape, but has a lot of work left to be done on it before it is fully playable. Expect much on the subject in the coming months.

Supposedly the tines in these are made from parts of old clocks, so we'll see how that works out.

Pic is of the piano's innards exposed for all to see! Fun times to be had include a missing tine, broken key, and a couple broken black key caps.

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