I play on an elise hayden duet, and have been since I started playing, but recently I've been wanting to upgrade to a more versatile hayden duet. I've checked around online but it seems duet concertinas don't get much attention, let alone the hayden system. Anyone have any reccomendations on where I can find a nice hayden duet? I was looking at the stagi 46-key but stagi concertinas tend to have a lot of problems straight from the manufacturer.
This, as I understand it, is how the Stagi Hayden came to be:
As noted above, Bastari made a perfectly acceptable 46-key Hayden, with all the keys in the right places according to Inventor’s specifications:
When Stagi acquired Bastari, they didn’t make the Haydens. Jeff Jacobs, of Arlington VA, saw the need for a decent low-priced accordion-reeded Hayden and prevailed upon Stagi to restart the old Bastari line. But apparently Stagi had lost the plans and had to s