Rhodes Music Group boosts production to reduce MK8 Piano lead times

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Rhodes Music Group boosts production to reduce MK8 Piano lead times

Rhodes MK8 Piano
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This reduction marks a major milestone for the company and underscores their commitment to meeting customer demand more efficiently.

Rhodes Music Group, relaunched as a UK-based brand in 2021 under CEO Matt Pelling, is excited to announce a significant reduction in the lead time for their highly sought-after MK8 piano to just six months.

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The MK8, the first official piano under the new ownership, has been in such high demand ​ that a waitlist was created, and limited editions like the 75th Anniversary and Earth Edition ​have sold out quickly. This achievement showcases Rhodes’ successful relaunch into the ​ market, driven by a dedicated and innovative team led by Chief Product Officer Dan Goldman. ​

Dan Goldman, with a background in repairing and restoring vintage Rhodes pianos, played a pivotal role in the journey of building and designing the MK8 piano. “I used to gig with a Rhodes piano and learned how to maintain it on the fly. This gave me a unique perspective and a hands-on approach to designing the MK8,” he said. This experience was crucial in overcoming early challenges and driving the team’s relentless pursuit of excellence.

One of the standout achievements for the MK8 is its complete sourcing from suppliers within the UK. Goldman expressed immense pride in this accomplishment, noting, “We were determined to prove that a high-quality electromechanical piano could be manufactured entirely in the UK. Despite many doubters, we have successfully partnered with local, quality-conscious manufacturers to make this a reality.”

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