Rhodes are once again made and were introduced back in January of this year. They referred to these as Rhodes Electric pianos. Roland sold it back to Harold Rhodes and the new line is now out. There are web sites you can see the new Rhodes electric pianos, and they are the classic Rhodes Electric pianos we have all come to love. These are the true electric pianos with many of the moving parts like a real piano. I own one of the classic analog electric rhodes of the 1970s. These are great keyboards! See all the 2007 models at this web site: http://www.rhodespiano.com/rhodes_products.htm For the record Rhodes pianos made by Roland are called digital electric pianos becuase the sounds originate from a PCM style sampled (a digital source as opposed to an analog) source and they kept the electric part because they are emulating the electric sound of the classic Rhodes. Mine is an analog electric piano, and has no moving parts like the early 1965-197x Rhodes pianos. Mine is circa 1975. My casio piano is also a digital emulation of the classic electric piano. SO, Rhodes are still made, as for Wurlitzers, they are bell tone electric pianos getting the sound from bells (vibe like bells also called steel reeds) that are struck inside the keyboard and picked up on analog pickups not so different from guitar pickups. These are not made anymore that is true. These are stil being used by some musicians who favor the vibraphone like sound.
5th June, 2017