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Wurlitzer Pianos

 

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.

KISSY RED ep200a 009 EP200-snow

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.

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Early Wurlitzer promotional material

Tom Walker

Maccabees x 3

Kaiser Chiefs x 2

James Bay

Alexis (Hot Chip)

Justin (The Vaccines)

Ben Watt

Grant Alexander

Laura Mvula

Corrinne Bailey Rae

Al Hearton(Abel Ganz/Scotland)

Many recording studios eg Crypt

 

+ 15O more all round the globe

Owner/players of KK GB Wurlitzers

 

1.  EP200A

2.  EP200

3.  EP206

4.  270

 

 

 

   

** with pedal & legs, voiced & tuned (A-440Hz)

 

 

All prices include 20% VAT

 

 

 

Updated 14/11/19

Current Stock

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.

 

 

KKGB Transition process

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, Paul Heaton, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Laura Mvula, Ben Watt, Grant Alexander and 215 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.

 

CARPENTERS-GOLD-A3-WEBSEND

 

Blue -   Fully "pro"restored/safe @ 220V

Black - "pro" resto/220V (original gritty amp!) stunning condition

VGC - Console (tan)

"B/Fly Baby Grand" (walnut)

 

 

£3150**  

£3350**

£3250

£4750

THE "Ray Charles/What I'd Say" model. BOTH pianos date from 1958, complete with original legs & pedal.

Ready September - More details upon request

 

Mahogany/Purple -£3875

Tan/Beige -£3375

Restoration of 1966 Wurlitzer 140B. Full mechanical refurbishment, modified/improved s/state amplifier (with vibrato depth & speed controls), 220Vac, painted in pebble-dash/grey, tuned & voiced. One of KKGB's best piano projects.

 

Sold to UK customer 2019 @ £3000(inc VAT & delivery).

 

 

SOLD