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R. Morse & Co. Beaumont Hayden Duet Concertina

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The Beaumont is our 52-key Hayden duet concertina, featuring a clear satin finish on cherry. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Beaumont is crafted to offer the best features of high-end vintage concertinas and comes with a fitted hardshell case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship. Instruments are made to order. Base price $4,150. and free shipping within contiguous U.S.

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The Button Box, Inc., has been making high-quality, reliable concertinas under the R. Morse & Co. brand since 1999. Our concertinas are nimble instruments with a full, bright tone, satisfying to play and appealing to the eye as well. These instruments are meticulously designed and built by us right here in western Massachusetts.

Buttons: 52 keys, plus an air button on the hand rest. Made of black Delrin®, 1/4" across with slightly domed tops, offering comfort over many hours of playing. Natural felt bushings contribute to a smooth and quiet action.
Dimensions: 7" across the flats, approx. 5.75" end to end when compressed. Weighs 3 lbs. 2 oz. (1.4 kg)
Tuning: a' = 440 Hz.
Range: The left side starts at the Bb below the C below middle C, and continues to the B on the third line of the treble staff. The right side starts at the Bb below middle C, and continues to the D in the space above the second ledger line above the treble staff. See notechart.
Case: Custom-made fitted hardshell case included.
Inside view of the action and reedpan
Action: We use a traditional riveted action and stainless steel springs for a quick and even response.
Reedpan: The reedpan and action pan are integrated, making our instruments unusually light and offering a full and bright sound.
Reeds: We use high-grade Italian-made accordion reeds, providing a response and dynamic range equal to or surpassing that of many vintage concertinas. Our standard reeds strike a good balance of response and tone. Hand-finished (tipo a mano) reeds are also available for an additional charge.
Bellows: Our standard bellows have six folds and a traditional construction of acid-free card stock, goat leather, and cotton muslin, providing strength, flexibility, and durability. A seven-fold bellows is available for an additional charge.
Endframes: The graceful fretwork is made of a strong cherry laminate with a clear satin finish.
Fittings: Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.

Beaumont Hayden Duet Notechart: PNG | PDF

Beaumont Hayden duet concertina

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