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RogerT

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Bandoneon keyboard mech
« on: May 31, 2019, 12:26:24 AM »

For interest here is a pic of a bandoneon keyboard mechanism. I like the way it has semi floating pallets by using a leather buffer at the end of the key lever. It also has some floating buttons.
Anyone know/hazard a guess as to what timber the levers are made off? The inside of a Chemnitzer concertina is very similar.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vMphZywNh17BHn7bA
And here is a pic of the reeds on the underside. Note the long reed plates. Tuning the flat plates is a bit time consuming because you have to get the plate off to adjust it. I’ve got a little tool to turn the L screws. I have various templates i lay over the tuning table in order to sound the reeds when they are removed.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5EkAufWig9RSvj3x9
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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 01:31:46 AM »

Super cool. Thanks!
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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 01:33:24 AM »

The mechanism is lovely; elegant to the point of becoming even sensuous, I think!
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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 02:15:40 AM »

I’d bet ten dollars it’s beech.

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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 07:28:18 AM »

The mechanism is lovely; elegant to the point of becoming even sensuous, I think!
PG rather than X rated. The bass end is X rated... >:E

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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 10:10:50 AM »

I’d bet ten dollars it’s beech.

David

I agree almost certainly Beech,   Possible also Willow (often used in Guitar Lutherie) or Lime, which  Americans  call "Basswood" or even, but more unlikely, something slightly more exotic like Obeche.
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Re: Bandoneon keyboard mech
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 12:29:54 PM »

Another possibility is alder,  and there may be more than one species used.
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