The damper mechanism will work perfectly. Every note will "sound" for 2 seconds minimum ~ all the reeds will be checked for performance and finally the piano will be stretch-tuned to A-440Hz. The amplifier will be re-built do note that many components on the board will be "tired" ; not designed to last for 35-odd year our re-populated amplifiers are guaranteed for 6 months. The speakers will be rattle-free. The controls will be scratch-free. Legs and pedal will be included in the package.
Klassic Keys also offer custom colour re-spray finish in Royal Blue, Ferrari Red & Orange.
Wurlitzer pianos are incredibly complex instruments; the key-action section has over 3,000 components in it (whips, butts, etc. they are genuine pianos!). Every unit is totally stripped down to the key-bed. All 64 hammers, all 64 whip assemblies, all 64 keys are removed and lubricated, replaced or adjusted until all parts are performing as they ought to.
Early Wurlitzer promotional material
Maccabees x 3
Kaiser Chiefs x 2
Alexis (Hot Chip)
Justin (The Vaccines)
Laura Mvula ~
Corrinne Bailey Rae ~
Many recording studios eg Crypt
+ 15O more all round the globe
6. 145B (tube)
** seriously refurbed with pedal & legs @ 230Vac operation.
***seriously refurbed (220Vac / original amplifier), with matched sustain pedal and legs
All prices include 20% VAT
KKGB transition process from:- USA import (Hollywood, California) to Carpenters Gold (Tamworth, England) from tan EP206 console to black EP206A. Pictures show exactly how deep the 7-day refurbishment goes; a total disembowelment!
A reconstruction with correct fuses, suppressors, and (final factory spec) of improved original 200A amplifier (see on-board fuses moved/improved). The entire piano voiced/tuned to KKGB "pro" standard, with new faceplate/grommets/wiring/reed-bar kit/hum shield/new badge on rear etc and even an in-line passive transformer to futher reduce the inherent hum/ethereal audio intrusions to near zero.
All ready now to go live on stage with "Carpenters Gold" tribute act as centre-piece piano, just like the Richard Carpenter model used constantly all through The Carpenters lengthy career.
Update - Demand for KKGB-refurbed EP200/200A pianos has now gone exponential....so if you are thinking of investing in one that will be up to the demanding standard of Abbey Road/Crypt/RAK studios ~ used/played/recorded by artistes/MDs/bands like James Bay/James Morrison/Shannon Harris (Beautiful South on tour aka Paul Heaton)/Corrinne Bailey Rae/Laura Mvula/Ben Watt/Grant Alexander and 150 more all round the world....better think seriously about reserving one ASAP.
Demand exceeds supply big-time; it takes KKGB three days to get any single Wurlitzer "right"....they are SO demanding to work on/all stripped down to hundreds of parts/refurbed original amplifiers/correct suppression/fuses/reeds with dc pilot light/IEC(kettle) 220v socket/matched sustain pedal/original or new legs etc.....we are now taking Nord keyboards in p/ex - yes, the sound can NEVER be replicated...and not just the sound....its the Wurlitzer "experience" of wooden keys/great action & feel....and don't they look super cool?
Like Rolex watches, Wurli pianos will always be an investment. It's a "closed shop" - as no more made since 1982, and no chance of being remade (if they could be, they would cost £6,000...so unlikely?), the value will always increase.
Black - Fully "pro"restored - Ready April
Black (1973) - Many new parts - Ready April
Tan - Was 206 - Ready Febuary
Butterscotch - Was 206a - Ready Feb
Red - Improved s/state amp, no hum - Ready March
"B/Fly Baby Grand" (walnut) Ready Now!
THE "Ray Charles/What I'd Say" model. BOTH pianos date from 1958, complete with original legs & pedal.
Ready September - More details upon request