In the summer of 1989, after I graduated, I returned a Rhodes 88 electric piano that I had borrowed from my high school. I've missed the sound and action of a Rhodes ever since that time.
Color me delighted to have found this Rhodes Mark II 73 suitcase built in October of 1979 (we were both born in a 1970s era October, and came together in yet another October!) complete with the original 100 watt stereo amplifier and speaker cabinet which serves as the base support for the keyboard. It also has the original sustain pedal and rod, cable to connect to the amp, and lid. All of the wood and hardware is solid. Every note sounds, though some of the hammers could stand to be re-felted. Electronically it seems highly functional and the action, while a bit loose, is very playable. There are spots in the tolex which need some attention as there is partial peeling. I'll likely have it serviced to tighten up and refine the action a bit, and may also have the tolex redone. All in all though, it's very playable and I enjoyed setting it up and experimenting. I'm pleased that this one is a flat topped version (unlike the hump backed 88 I borrowed) as it makes a perfect surface for my Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro to live on. Now if I can only somehow absorb Chick Corea's chops through osmosis!
Here's a simple chord progression with the tremolo of the Rhodes engaged at a subtle depth and speed, and then, using the onboard auxiliary send/return, run through an Eventide H9 reverb.