1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass

This is a vintage 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano bass electronic keyboard. This particular pre-CBS example is in very excellent 100% all original condition, and features the incredibly attractive combination of both Brown tolex and a Fiesta Red (orange) fiberglass top. The Blonde tolex/Fiesta Red top was actually simultaneously displayed with a Brown tolex/Cream top version in the 1963 Fender catalog, which suggests the two different aesthetically appointed versions coexisted for a brief period. This explains this particular transitional type which features the earlier brown tolex, as well as, the later Fiesta Red top. Shortly thereafter, sometime during 1965, the Rhodes Piano Bass evolved into the more common Black tolex/Silver Sparkle top variety most famously used by Ray Manzerik of the Doors.