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Oakwood
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:49:30 AM »

I had a go on the first new Oakwood made since they stopped making them ... a brand new 2 voice design ... every bit as quick, responsive and loud as the old model 2 but with a much improved bass reed response.  To say I was surprised that this box exists is an understatement!
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 09:26:19 AM »

Ok, I'll bite!
Does this mean get are starting to build again?
On another thread about Sandpiper, it appears the marque is being split off from the Music Room as a 'standalone' business, I wonder if it is all part of this same venture.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 02:48:23 PM »

At least two have been preordered, can't name names (:)
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 02:59:11 PM »

mmm.... I'm really confused.
The Music Room seems to have cut down their stock to one page of melodeons, in fact down to 8 boxes.
googling 'Oakwood' turns up everything from a theme park over the pond to HMP Oakwood..... but no melodeons except really old posts.
Wos going on?
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 03:10:38 PM »


The Music Room seems to have cut down their stock to one page of melodeons, in fact down to 8 boxes.

That is the default list which only shows new boxes.  If you choose secondhand melodeons there are quite a few more.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 03:49:24 PM »

Ah yes, just checked that out. Thanks for reminding me.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 03:55:39 PM »

It's still a very low level compared with the usual MR stock.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 04:10:02 PM »

I had exactly the same thought!
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 04:36:50 PM »

I heard that the Music Room were selling up
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 04:50:11 PM »

Blimey that will be a shock to us all.
I think we need to be careful and not start any unfounded rumours, but something seems to be going on
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 04:51:00 PM »

Back to the Oakwood  ;)

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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 05:03:15 PM »

Indeed....
Well sir, that looks a bit nice!
Assuming you've played it rather than just taken a picture, What are your thoughts?
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2016, 05:06:03 PM »

Indeed....
Well sir, that looks a bit nice!
Assuming you've played it rather than just taken a picture, What are your thoughts?
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Bright/loud/quiet/joy to play/nice weight

I might have ordered one :)
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2016, 05:32:51 PM »

I might have ordered one :)
Can't think who else might have.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2016, 08:27:05 PM »

Amazed by the range of volume. Reeds activated with the slightest of pressure. I play a baffetti binci and it was far better.
Oakwoods are for sale again, ordered direct (I'm sure contact details will appear). There were also Sandpipers for sale.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 09:05:22 PM »

Where did you see them to have a go?
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2016, 09:07:50 PM »

Where did you see IT to have a go?
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2016, 09:11:35 PM »

Ah.... I did wonder if it was coincidental that the news came this weekend.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2016, 10:35:50 PM »

I had a quick go on the Oakwood and it did feel responsive, but the instrument I wanted to put on my Christmas list was a GC Lilium. Didn't try the DG, but I'm sure it was just as rich. Came away with a gig bag instead.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2016, 11:09:56 PM »

I had a go on the first new Oakwood made since they stopped making them ... a brand new 2 voice design ... every bit as quick, responsive and loud as the old model 2 but with a much improved bass reed response.  To say I was surprised that this box exists is an understatement!
The bass reeds were always by far the weakest point of the small old Oakwoods, so this is good news :-)
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