R. Morse & Co.
The Beaumont is our 52-key Hayden duet concertina, featuring a clear satin finish on cherry. Like all R. Morse concertinas, the Beaumont is crafted to offer the best features of high-end vintage concertinas and comes with a fitted hardshell case and a 5-year warranty against defective parts and workmanship. Instruments are made to order. Base price $3,950. and free shipping within continental U.S.
The Button Box, Inc., has been making high-quality, reliable concertinas under the R. Morse & Co. brand since 1999. Our concertinas are nimble instruments with a full, bright tone, satisfying to play and appealing to the eye as well. These instruments are meticulously designed and built by us right here in western Massachusetts.
|Buttons:||52 keys, plus an air button on the hand rest. Made of black Delrin®, 1/4" across with slightly domed tops, offering comfort over many hours of playing. Natural felt bushings contribute to a smooth and quiet action.|
|Dimensions:||7" across the flats, approx. 5.75" end to end when compressed. Weighs 3 lbs. 2 oz. (1.4 kg)|
|Tuning:||a' = 440 Hz.|
|Range:||The left side starts at the Bb below the C below middle C, and continues to the B on the third line of the treble staff. The right side starts at the Bb below middle C, and continues to the D in the space above the second ledger line above the treble staff. See notechart.|
|Case:||Custom-made fitted hardshell case included.|
|Action:||We use a traditional riveted action and stainless steel springs for a quick and even response.|
|Reedpan:||The reedpan and action pan are integrated, making our instruments unusually light and offering a full and bright sound.|
|Reeds:||We use high-grade Italian-made accordion reeds, providing a response and dynamic range equal to or surpassing that of many vintage concertinas. Our standard reeds strike a good balance of response and tone. Hand-finished (tipo a mano) reeds are also available for an additional charge.|
|Bellows:||Our standard bellows have six folds and a traditional construction of acid-free card stock, goat leather, and cotton muslin, providing strength, flexibility, and durability. A seven-fold bellows is available for an additional charge.|
|Endframes:||The graceful fretwork is made of a strong cherry laminate with a clear satin finish.|
|Fittings:||Our concertinas are fitted with our own brass endbolts and thumbscrews.|
March 19, 2020:
To Our Customers,
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis has left The Button Box without the necessary staff to fulfill, in a timely manner, orders for new R. Morse & Co. concertinas. Everyone here is healthy so far, but are making choices to keep themselves and co-workers safe and healthy. As a result, we will not be accepting new orders for concertinas until further notice. We will post any changes to our situation on our website as soon as our staff levels improve to the point that we are able to resume our production.
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Offer applies only to new R. Morse concertinas shipped within continental U.S.
Use coupon code FREESHIP at checkout to apply discount. Free shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground at our discretion. Please let us know if you have a preference for one of those services.
Per state order, The Button Box is closed. We will accept orders again when we reopen. Until then, you may still use the shopping cart to calculate shipping quotes. Please contact us by email or the contact form if you need assistance, although we may not be able to respond promptly.