Rhodes let us know that it has completed manufacturing of their limited edition MK8/75AE electric piano, and it’s now shipping to customers.
Unfortunately, all 75 of the $13,495 MK8/75AE pianos – described as “a stunning accomplishment of technical craftsmanship and aesthetic design” – sold out in under an hour.
“Each of these instruments contain the very essence of Rhodes — the legacy of our 75-year history as a brand, and the inspiring craftsmanship of our modern engineers and product designers,” commented Matt Pelling, CEO of Rhodes Music. “The MK8/75AE comprises exacting attention to detail and componentry, superior mechanical engineering and an exquisite aesthetic design. We hope these unique instruments inspire many years of music making among our customers.”
The MK8/75AE is the result of a collaboration between Rhodes Chief Product Officer Dan Goldman and industrial designer Axel Hartmann, who is responsible for some of the most iconic keyboard designs of the last 30 years.
The instrument is based on the foundation of the Rhodes MK8, but features analog effects, a special dark matte finish, and gold accented controls and encasement accents.
For more information on the MK8 or the MK8/75AE, see the Rhodes site.