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The Button Box has a 55B Wheatstone Hayden for sale

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Probably so because that is where the Morse Beaumont air button is placed. 

 

I was just looking at the ad a bit closer and I suspect that the Wheatstone H2 strongly influenced the design of the Beaumont: the same range on each side (although three more buttons for accidentals on the H2) and the same unusual air button placement.

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Does anyone have any opinions about the playability of an instrument like this one compared to, say, a Wakker H2--just thinking about reed responsiveness, dynamic variability, stuff like that. I know there's a different number of keys, but would the general excellence of the instruments be commensurate with one another?

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Yes that is the air button in the handle.  Steve Dickinson's instruments (i.e. present day Wheatstone's) have a wonderful response and dynamic range, and are of the very finest  quality.

If you like The Hayden system, sell the car and mortgage the house to buy it !

 

Inventor.

 

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2 hours ago, inventor said:

If you like The Hayden system, sell the car and mortgage the house to buy it !

 

I’m thinking of doing just that! Maybe I’ll drive out there this weekend (only 2 hours each way).

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The instrument was offered here about a year ago - I almost bought it...

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6 hours ago, David Barnert said:

 

I’m thinking of doing just that! Maybe I’ll drive out there this weekend (only 2 hours each way).

 

You have a buyer for your car located in Sunderland I reckon?

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6 hours ago, conzertino said:

The instrument was offered here about a year ago - I almost bought it...

So it is probably a consignment sale.

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Posted (edited)

It has disappeared from the BB site.  I'm hoping you grabbed it, David - that way I'm sure to hear it. 

Daniel 

Edited by W3DW

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15 hours ago, inventor said:

Yes that is the air button in the handle.  Steve Dickinson's instruments (i.e. present day Wheatstone's) have a wonderful response and dynamic range, and are of the very finest  quality.

If you like The Hayden system, sell the car and mortgage the house to buy it !

 

Similar thoughts have been expressed before regarding this (?) instrument...

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5 hours ago, W3DW said:

It has disappeared from the BB site.  I'm hoping you grabbed it, David - that way I'm sure to hear it.

 

Thanks, Dan, but...

 

From: David Barnert
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:24 PM
To: Button Box
Subject: The Aeola Hayden

I'm interested. I'm planning on driving out to have a look Saturday 
(March 2, arriving around opening time) and will very likely buy it.

If, by chance, it is already sold by then (or you're not opening at 
noon Saturday, or it's not in the store), please let me know (return 
email, call or text 518-***-****).

Thanks.

David Barnert

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From: Button Box
Sent: Friday, Mar 1, 2019 09:39 AM
To: David Barnert
Subject: The Aeola Hayden

Dear David,
I'm sorry to say the Aeola Hayden just sold overnight to a customer in 
the UK. Apologies.

Regards,
Jon (in today for Doug)

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From: David Barnert
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 11:54 AM
To: Button Box
Subject: Re: The Aeola Hayden

Thanks. Saved me a trip, and a lot of money.

DB

 

I might also have said “and a certain amount of marital stress.”

 

I had already decided where I was going to have lunch Saturday near the BB and what tune I was going to make a youtube of to post here.

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5 hours ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

Similar thoughts have been expressed before regarding this (?) instrument...

 

I just reviewed that thread and saw that I had expressed interest in it then. I had completely forgotten. I now remember that I PM’ed the owner and ultimately balked at the price. But I don’t remember what the price was and can’t seem to dredge up the PMs. I wonder if it was more or less than the $8000 it was listed for here.

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Posted (edited)

I thought I'd seen that Hayden before.  But if it's going to the UK, the buyer must really want it adding duty, VAT and shipping to that $7,995 ....

Don, you should probably mark this thread that it's been sold ....

Edited by saguaro_squeezer

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David, you really deserved to get this instrument and I could'nt wait to listen to your playing on it and maybe try it also somedays. I hope that the new owner will post some recordings and share his music as well.

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What a beautiful instrument.  Does anyone know if the D# and Eb on the right side use separate reeds?

-George

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On 3/1/2019 at 3:59 PM, David Barnert said:

I'm sorry to say the Aeola Hayden just sold overnight to a customer in the UK.

I wonder if Chris Algar (Barleycorn) was the buyer.

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