Fender Rhodes

Don Airey is widely known as the current keyboardist for Deep Purple, a gig he has had since 2002. His career spanned the development of electronic instrumentation, which grew as his own career did over the years.  In his early work with Gary Moore, Don played the Wurlitzer electric piano, which...
Chick Corea wanted to create a tool on the internet that would inspire musicians and bring out the very passion that has kept him excited about making music since he was a child.  The results are in a series of podcasts and master classes on his website.  He discussed the site, along with his...
Kevin Crossley studied as a classical pianist and technician before he started working for SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals) in 1974. While he was based in Los Angeles, he traveled often to work in San Francisco and New York City. The company always had a need for a tuner to ensure their Fender...
Dave Gupton has had a long career with a number of companies and a rather impressive list of innovators who helped pioneer our industry. Dave worked in retail with Karl Bruhn before joining Fender--before the CBS Musical Instruments buyout in the mid 1960s. As a result he was able to work with Leo...
Roxie Hyatt was married to one of Leo Fender’s early sales representatives, Harold Hyatt. Harold first worked for his brother, Dale, who Leo hired in the late 1940s. After working for Dale for several years, Harold was officially hired as a salesman in 1965 and stayed with the guitar maker until ...
Les McCann began his musical career playing the Sousaphone in school.  He later played drums before discovering the piano, which became the vehicle that launched him into the jazz world.  He recorded with the Fender-Rhodes electrical piano and even tried his hand at a variety of electronic...