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SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED CASTAGNARI
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:42:16 PM »

SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED CASTAGNARI.
Acorn Instruments will be launching a new Castagnari Melodeon at Whitby Folk Festival next week.
The Melodeon was specially commissioned by us and the people who have tried it so far had a big smile on their face when they played it.
Come and try it in the Leisure Centre,West Cliff we are there all week.

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Re: SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED CASTAGNARI
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 02:38:37 PM »

Seeing as you've commissioned it, do you get the opportunity to name it, Pete?
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 03:23:31 PM »

Seeing as you've commissioned it, do you get the opportunity to name it, Pete?

Wot, the Castagnari 'Pete'?  (:)
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 03:34:41 PM »

Pic on Acorn Instrument Face Book page.
Will get on web site on Saturday.
Put it on here when work out how to condense it
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 03:55:59 PM »

Not exactly, Helena. I'd thought that Pete might name it in remembrance of his wife, actually.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:01:04 PM »

Not exactly, Helena. I'd thought that Pete might name it in remembrance of his wife, actually.

That's a lovely thought.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 04:02:34 PM »

Pic on Acorn Instrument Face Book page.
Will get on web site on Saturday.
Put it on here when work out how to condense it

Wow, that a seriously lovely looking box <3
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 05:06:24 PM »

When you have time, Pete, how about some details?  Reeds, stops tuning, etc?

Hope the fish & chips are up to scratch and all goes well at Whitby.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 05:29:04 PM »

There are details on the Facebook page.  Two voice, thirds out stop and tipo a mano reeds IIRC.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »

I'd be interested to know what the stand out features are between this and other models - is it size, reeds, woods?
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 07:02:27 PM »

I've had a brief play on this and the stand out features are the way it plays and sounds.  How the makers have achieved this is less important than the end result. It's a peach, pure and simple. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 07:12:01 PM »

Have you named it yet?
Clovis does have a sister, her name is Bonnie Mari  (:)
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 07:14:31 PM »

I played it yesterday and absolutely loved it. Such a bright sound when you play it hard, and exceptionally responsive when you want to be softer and more expressive. I couldn't put it better than Theo - it's an absolute peach. I described it as a 'Laura with attitude', though that's not to denigrate Lauras, which are lovely boxes.
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 08:40:11 AM »

Here is a photo
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 09:59:24 AM »

The Castagnari Albino?  (:)
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 05:22:09 PM »

Castignari Acorn?
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Re: SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED CASTAGNARI
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »

Surely 'Quercus' would be more apt. Seeing as it's grown out of an Acorn.

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 09:58:00 PM »

That sounds like something out a Terry Pratchet book John!
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 10:29:45 PM »

That box looks gorgeous. I shall have to get up close and personal with it at Whitby.
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 11:39:30 PM »

Really nice design!  The wood does the talking and a few flowing lines add the personal touch.  Just lovely.
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