Wonderful early Castagnari Tommy circa 1997. It is in marvelous condition for its age. It has a walnut frame and Castagnari cast metal logo. This has the Castagnari trademark “C” bellows decoration. Comes with one original Castagnari shoulder strap and a Castagnari case. Currently factory dry tuned. I can alter the tuning per buyer’s preference for an additional fee. This is a very compact 3 voice LMM instrument with a stop for the low reeds.
A few photos show the bass and chord reeds on the bench being cleaned before rewaxing onto the reedblock. There is fresh wax on all the bass/chord reedplates. The treble wax looks great and was left alone. The valves are excellent and unchanged. This instrument feels as if it has only been played a few hours as the bellows are hardly broken in. I don’t see any wear on the bellows at all. There are a few minor nicks and scratches as shown in photos.
The Tommy model is still available for sale and is priced around $3600 new. The wonderful Antonelli reeds are sounding great. Nice opportunity to get a virtually new Castagnari Tommy at a substantial discount.