m3838 Posted August 28, 2007 Share Posted August 28, 2007 (edited) Hi. I was in some exchange with Harry Geuns, thinking about converting existing by-sonoric 142 voice Bandoneon into something resembling Crane Duet. Harry suggested that if at least 10 orders are placed, he will produce such an instrument, but instead of converting existing, he would build them new, using existing action, Bandoneon reeds etc., and true Crane Duet keyboard. Can there be some people, actually wanting to learn Bandoneon, but scared by it's seemingly incomprehensible layout? Or perhabs some Crane Players may think of venturing into the world of Tango or simply long for richer, more powerful sound? Harry suggested price of 4400 Euro. So that is out of question, when used bandoneons in very good shape, with true sound and look, can be obtained today from $500 to $2000. But let's discuss the price later. If you are interested to see my conversion idea, take a look below. It's the right hand. And this is the left hand. It is asymmetric to the right, because it appears that the diagonal rows are asymmetric to the right. If I do this side symmetric, I will have to use the short pinkey for long stretches, and it's not working well. Edited August 28, 2007 by m3838 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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