Rare Peter “Stormy” Hyde 2 voice button 23 button accordion in BC for sale. Comes with one original Hyde shoulder strap. Stormy is a custom accordion maker in Australia that has developed innovative and beautiful instruments. I particularly like the splined solid wood case using native wood species. Even the bellows frames are splined. I love his attention to detail. The treble keyboard is buttery smooth and has a remarkably light touch. I measured around 60 grams of force for button actuation. This allows very fast action although I’m not skilled enough to demonstrate it.
Recently spot tuned to even out the tremolo beat frequency between 1 Hz (low notes) and 7 Hz (high notes). This is a very compact 2 voice MM instrument with no stops. It has a date of 27.7.98 on the inside of the bellows so I’m guessing the instrument was built around then.
The wooden parts are in very good condition with no cracks or separations but there are some very minor bumps and nicks from use. Please see photos. The bellows are worked in nicely and supple in use.
The reeds have had a few years to settle in and I have tweaked the few that shifted slightly so all is in great tune. It is a very light box at less than 6 pounds. It is comfortable to play for hours!