The Fender Rhodes electric pianos are rightly considered to be classics, but there was one particular model that never even made it off the drawing board.
This is an electro-acoustic model that Leo Fender registered a patent for in 1959, but 60 years later, it’s been brought to life by Sampleson as a plugin.
1959, as it’s known, promises a similar sound to that of Yamaha’s CP-80, but a bit more ‘tuned’ because it has fewer strings. The tone is described as raw, and will happily accept processing from choruses, flangers and phasers.
1959 runs standalone and as a VST/AU plugin on PC and Mac. The regular price is $59, but you can currently purchase it for $39 via the Sampleson website.