why is there a color difference in the 2 pieces of wood covering the "head" end of the keyboard? I ask you because mine has the same and was puzzled by that; and on the opposite end the same, as if the builder kinda mirrored the keyboard piece (where the buttons are in ).
About sound differences, Binci reeds ( like yours I guess) changed from tone last ten years. In Europe they became less popular after the old man retired/died. Some years after his son has taken over it seems to become better again. A Norwegian builder always goes to collect/ select the reeds himself at Binci now, he told. So there must have been a period in which reeds were 'different'.
I don't know about on yours, but that's the padouk on mine. The body is purple heart, with padouk accents in the places you're talking about. I love the contrast of the orange and...what color is that, anyway?...burgundy?
Interesting about the reeds, but there's really no explanation, considering that he used the same in mine that he was using in all the others at the time. Hmm...I don't know. But thanks for that information. I didn't know about that.