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Rhodes purchase

Postby kinglouis » Fri May 22, 2020 1:03 pm

Dear all,

Just seeing if anyone has experience with klassickeysgb? If so, anything to report?

Pt 2: what is a reasonable price for a MkII 73 (82) suitcase in good working, fully serviced order?

No absolute answer I understand but I'd be grateful for any thoughts.

Many thanks,

Alex
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Re: Rhodes purchase

Postby Arpangel » Sat May 23, 2020 7:23 am

kinglouis wrote:Dear all,

Just seeing if anyone has experience with klassickeysgb? If so, anything to report?

Pt 2: what is a reasonable price for a MkII 73 (82) suitcase in good working, fully serviced order?

No absolute answer I understand but I'd be grateful for any thoughts.

Many thanks,

Alex

Not dealt with these guys, but, I’d say a "reasonable" price for one of those would be £2,000/£2,500 in good condition. I’ve looked at their website, some of the prices seem OK, some are a bit high IMO.
As usual, buying from a dealer is supposed to give you a bit of peace of mind, warranty etc, so you’re going to be paying for that as well. Less risk than buying from a private seller, and worth the extra money too.
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Re: Rhodes purchase

Postby Wurlitzer » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:51 pm

Aarghhh... Sold my Rhodes 73 Stage years ago for £450. :frown:
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Re: Rhodes purchase

Postby resistorman » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:52 am

Wurlitzer wrote:Aarghhh... Sold my Rhodes 73 Stage years ago for £450. :frown:
Ha! Sold my 88 for $200. Though I think it was $50 more than I paid for it...
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Re: Rhodes purchase

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:14 pm

Wurlitzer wrote:Aarghhh... Sold my Rhodes 73 Stage years ago for £450. :frown:

That's exactly what I got for mine, the guy came up to Lincolnshire via train from London to view it, and told me mine was in the best condition he'd seen.

I delivered it to him in the back of a transit van the next time the band went down to London to visit the big music shops ;)


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Re: Rhodes purchase

Postby Guido3 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:27 pm

I have bought gear from Klassic Keys. The chap who runs it is called Dougie and lives a couple of miles up the road from me in Leicestershire. Sadly I didn’t but a Wurly from him but he did let me have a play on a few he was working on. He had various Rhodes too which he also spoke passionately about. He knows the gear inside out and when I am ready to buy a Wurly, I won’t go anywhere else.

For those who are old an crusty like me, he used to run a music shop in the Cheshire area (Northwich/Nantwich??) called Dougie’s Music.
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