The legendary electric piano brand Rhodes comeback with the promise of new keyboards. For far more than a half-century, Rhodes has been synonymous with the electric piano, with models carrying the brand helping to define the sound of soul, jazz, funk, rock, pop, and a range of electronic music forms.
While the Rhodes piano sound is still popular – there are plenty of hardware and software emulations on the market – the brand itself has faded in recent years.
However, that may be changing; Rhodes is now under new ownership, and it appears that new instruments are on the way.
The recently established Rhodes Music Group Ltd is based in the United Kingdom and is led by Loopmasters CEO Matt Pelling, who states, “We aim to continue founder Harold Rhodes’ production of the best quality musical instruments.”
The Rhodes brand survives because of the distinct sound of its keyboards and its devoted fan base. The enthusiasm for Rhodes electric pianos has resulted in large online communities of enthusiastic owners and fans, which we applaud. Dedication to advancement feeds its enthusiasm for music performance and creation, as well as our wish to see the Rhodes keyboard’s heritage live on far into the future.