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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2016, 12:55:38 PM »

So how did the "tempting" part go for him?
Somebody at Witney bought the prototype, I believe. Was it someone on here? Own up!!!

The prototype was not for sale, but I do know of two pre-orders taken at Witney with the generous discount.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2016, 01:02:55 PM »

So how did the "tempting" part go for him?
Somebody at Witney bought the prototype, I believe. Was it someone on here? Own up!!!

The prototype was not for sale, but I do know of two pre-orders taken at Witney with the generous discount.
The original intention was for it not to be for sale. However, I have it on good authority (my wife!) that by the end of the afternoon, someone actually bought the prototype and took it away with them...
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2016, 01:19:18 PM »

So how did the "tempting" part go for him?
Somebody at Witney bought the prototype, I believe. Was it someone on here? Own up!!!

The prototype was not for sale, but I do know of two pre-orders taken at Witney with the generous discount.
The original intention was for it not to be for sale. However, I have it on good authority (my wife!) that by the end of the afternoon, someone actually bought the prototype and took it away with them...

I'm not sure - Martyn had it in a bag on his back as he left.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2016, 01:21:21 PM »

So how did the "tempting" part go for him?
Somebody at Witney bought the prototype, I believe. Was it someone on here? Own up!!!

The prototype was not for sale, but I do know of two pre-orders taken at Witney with the generous discount.
The original intention was for it not to be for sale. However, I have it on good authority (my wife!) that by the end of the afternoon, someone actually bought the prototype and took it away with them...

I'm not sure - Martyn had it in a bag on his back as he left.
Hmm... fair enough, we could have been fed mis-information then.   :-[
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2016, 01:29:41 PM »

Where did you see IT to have a go?
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Melodeons at Witney

Balls..... now i'm really annoyed that I couldn't be there  ;)
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« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2016, 01:31:23 PM »

Where did you see IT to have a go?
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Melodeons at Witney

Balls..... now i'm really annoyed that I couldn't be there  ;)

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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2016, 01:37:05 PM »

So how did the "tempting" part go for him?
Somebody at Witney bought the prototype, I believe. Was it someone on here? Own up!!!

The prototype was not for sale, but I do know of two pre-orders taken at Witney with the generous discount.
The original intention was for it not to be for sale. However, I have it on good authority (my wife!) that by the end of the afternoon, someone actually bought the prototype and took it away with them...

I'm not sure - Martyn had it in a bag on his back as he left.
Hmm... fair enough, we could have been fed mis-information then.   :-[

Are you saying your better half was wrong, you live dangerously   ;)
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2016, 04:00:04 PM »

Are you saying your better half was wrong, you live dangerously   ;)
No, Lester. She is never wrong. I did say we could have been fed mis-information...
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2016, 05:29:55 PM »

I understand a third one has now been ordered - although I am not at liberty to name names of course*


*it wasn't me
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2016, 07:21:29 PM »

Matthew says it seems more responsive than his Baffetti Binci.
Oh that prototype Oakwood was a class above my Baffetti Binci, and the testimonials from people who can actually play and the endorsements from those who have preordered speak volumes.


It also poses the questions, will the Baffetti Binci's and Specials still be made or will the real Oakwoods replace them?
The Binci in particular seems to be the morris weapon of choice but perhaps because the alternatives are limited.

I would speculate that they Baffetti Binci's are at an end. They have vanished as new instruments on the Music Room website and if Martyn is concentrating on making Oakwoods and if the Music Room partnership is ending, that probably means they are no more. But who knows what the future holds?

If there are no more BBs that would be a shame -- I'm sure the Oakwood will be brilliant (and more versatile, like the BB special) but it's also considerably more expensive, and I doubt that it'll any better than the BB for the things the BB is good at (e.g. loud outdoor playing for Morris).
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »

Martyn is one of my oldest and dearest friends. I do wonder what he's up to now! ;)
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2016, 11:05:01 PM »

I had quite a long chat with John Turner yesterday, and he did tell me that the partnership with Martin is at an end and that the Music Room is closing, and that the stock of melodeons is being run down, hence the current low stock.  I regard them both as friends, and it's a shame to see the business in this predicament.

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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2016, 07:37:46 AM »

Yes I agree.
For me the Music Room stall at festivals was always a place to head for after putting up the tent. In fact I bought my Tommy from them at Sidmouth which started me off on the journey. They always had a significant presence there.
Over the years their main shop appeared to have the biggest selection of melodeons in the country.

Still, every cloud has a silver lining, and it looks like out of the ashes a new venture with a good product will emerge.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2016, 01:25:57 PM »

Does anyone know who will have the new dealership for Dino Baffetti in the UK?
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2016, 09:07:03 PM »

Does anyone know who will have the new dealership for Dino Baffetti in the UK?
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And whether they will also get the rights to sell the Baffetti Binci that the Music Room commissioned/developed?

If not, the best box for morris will be no more :-(
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2016, 10:40:09 PM »


And whether they will also get the rights to sell the Baffetti Binci that the Music Room commissioned/developed?

If not, the best box for morris will be no more :-(

So pleased I didn't sell mine after all.
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2016, 01:22:41 PM »

Perhaps in future years the D.B Binci will develop mythic status and people will pay silly money for beaten up examples, a bit like ............... (fill in brand name).  >:E
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« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2016, 09:41:49 PM »

Perhaps in future years the D.B Binci will develop mythic status and people will pay silly money for beaten up examples, a bit like ............... (fill in brand name).  >:E

Better buy one of each quick then, just in case  :|||:  >:E
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2016, 09:29:44 PM »

I'm off to see Martyn and the new Oakwood prototype on Weds - wish me luck!
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Re: Oakwood
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2016, 04:40:31 PM »

The gathered masses will expect a detailed report back.....  ;)
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