a friend was visiting from England. I told him of my wants, never suspecting that he is in fact trying to sell, er, a Wheatstone tenor/treble in decent condition... which was currently housed at a friend's house, in my own state of NH. The friend is Tom H, denizen of CNet, and I was already slated to drive the Englishman to Tom's house.
So now I've got this Wheatstone tenor/treble in decent condition, on long-term loan while I decide what to do and whether I can afford it. I'm enjoying it immensely, and as Tom suggested when I first picked it up, it isn't taking long for me to get the muscle-memory back (not that it was very strong when I left off playing).
So, I'd like to learn more about it. Tom, if you're here, feel free to chime in.
It has been completely overhauled by someone in England, my friend couldn't remember who. New bellows, but they don't close completely. No air button. Looks like new buttons, possibly new reed pan, new thumb straps... and no serial number. What do you suppose it's worth? Or is it a bit like my grandfather's axe?
I don't know how to post photos anymore, but here are the bellows:
The label is a paper oval and reads:
C. WHEATSTONE & CO.
15 West St., Charing X Rd
Edited by Animaterra, 15 October 2010 - 02:48 PM.