A Proper Rare One!

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The Helpinstill Roadmaster was built from around 1976 to 1980 in the USA. They didn’t sell in the UK so this is an import and seems to have had a hard life. The piano is undergoing restringing work and will be given new hammers too. Helpinstills are largely unheard of in the UK and we are treating this as a very special restoration,  I’m looking forward to the finished job; not least because this is my own instrument and will be used in performances with my bands. So what about the ‘electric’ bit in the description? The piano is fitted with pickups behind the strings and has a volume knob and choice of output sockets! The keyboard also folds away leaving nothing to see but a big black flight case… I restore some beautiful instruments but in this case the beauty is fairly well hidden!

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