Fender Catalog 1966-1967

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    For comparison, this is the Wurlitzer:



    And the Hohner Pianet:



    And in contrast to a purely electronic piano, the RMI:

     
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    The Fender Rhodes was huge in jazz for a spell.

     
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    And if you add an MXR Phase 90, it's the sound of Yacht-Rock.
     
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    I didn't know about the Fender / Lowrey connection .. I know that the Gibson G101 combo organ, used famously by Ray Manzarek of the Doors was made by Lowrey as well, CMI....I owned one for a few years...fairly scarce too..
     
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    Oh, I may have conflated the two. You're right. It was the Gibson organ made by Lowrey. CBS owned organ makers Gulbransen and Rodgers but I have no idea if they were involved with the Fender organ. I stand corrected.

    Here, I found some info - http://www.combo-organ.com/Fender/fender.htm Apparently Fender made it themselves, with some bought-in parts.
     
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    Rhodes piano

     
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    Another oddity from that photo - it's from the 1969 catalog and shows unbound fretboards with dot inlays on the Electric XIIs, but in the 66-67 catalog they're bound with block inlays:

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    Rhodes? Always kinda thought so.

     
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    I saw Keith Jarrett with Miles Davis in Boston around 1970. He was playing a Fender Rhodes piano and a Fender organ set up at right angles to one another, each with a Vox wahwah. Just killing it.
     
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    It's a Wurlitzer here, but they're miming:

     
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    Thank you. Very cool.
     
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    That's interesting. Perhaps they still had some unused necks from the mid 60s with dots in the factory which they used in 1969
     
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    It's also possible they just grabbed instruments from their offices - it seems like most manufacturers have a room, "vault" or something like that with examples of their instruments on display - for the photo shoot based on the body color the photographer wanted for the scene instead of getting new items from the warehouse or final assembly.
     
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    Picture count in that catalogue: one Telecaster, eight banjos :eek:
     
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    At least there weren't any accordions. Unless the artist endorsement page counts...
     
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    I suspect that both these theories may contain some truth.

    They had enough surplus Electric XII parts at the end of the 1960s that they took a bandsaw to them to create the Custom/Maverick:

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    That Bass V! I had a Led Zeppelin poster and JPJ Was rockin that (wonder what song?). Thanks for posting this. Had one from’70 or ‘71-2. Love the Mad Men vibe
     
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