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#127 Stephen Chambers

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

Added Jose Claro in the vintage/traditional category.

 

And here's his flyer:

 

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#128 Daniel Hersh

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 07:34 PM

Thanks, Stephen!  Since he has no web site, I have linked to your post from his listings in the list at the top of this thread.

 

 

Added Jose Claro in the vintage/traditional category.

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 03:04 PM

Updated at John Dipper's request to add a link to the new Dipper website.



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:43 PM

I thought that it might be helpful to have a current list somewhere, so I put one together, grouped generally by type of construction. I've included links where I could find them.

Within each group, they're in alphabetical order. If you want prices, many of the makers include them on their websites, or include contact info to inquire about pricing. For the few makers who only sell wholesale, prices can be found by doing a web search for the brand name to get dealers' prices.

For sound samples of a number of these makers' instruments, check out this thread. For more information (around a paragraph each) about many of them, see the Makers and Repairers page of Chris Timson's Concertina FAQ.

If I missed any (or if there are any errors here) let me know! It's great to see how many makers are out there now. Many of us can remember a time when things were very, very different.

And please bear in mind that since this an attempt at a comprehensive listing, presence on this list should not be taken as an endorsement of a maker's instruments, and the fact that several makes are listed within one category does not necessarily mean that they are of comparable quality. Before making a purchase, consider reading other concertina.net threads about particular makes or starting a thread with an inquiry of your own. If you are buying an instrument that has to be ordered in advance of construction (required for a number of makes) look for an opportunity try out an instrument of the same make before placing an order.

Student/Basic/Starter [built with accordion reeds mounted on accordion-style reed blocks]
Beschäftigungsgesellschaft Klingenthal, also known as Schaumanufaktur Klingenthal [sold under the names Silvetta, Castiglione, and perhaps others] This maker has gone out of business. 

Brunner/Stagi [formerly Bastari and sometimes sold under other brand names]

"Cheap Chinese" [sold on eBay and elsewhere under various names]

 

Concertina Connection [vintage/traditional-type action]: Elise Hayden Duet, Jackie/Jack English, and Rochelle Anglo

Hohner

Scarlatti

 

Wren

Intermediate/Mid-range [vintage/traditional-style action and general construction, but using accordion reeds which are mounted flat]
 

Accordéons du Marais (see here for info on their concertina)

 

Akkordeon-Werkstatt [Also make a 10-button kit. I know very little about this maker's instruments so I'm not positive that they belong in the Hybrid/Mid-range category.]

Boorinwood Intermediate model

 

Jose Claro

 

Concertina Connection: Clover Anglo [also available as a kit]Peacock Hayden-Wicki duet, and Rose English

 

Edgley hybrid

Geuns

Herrington [Harold Herrington has passed away]

 

Irish Concertina Company [formerly Garwood]

AP James - also make the Claddagh concertina sold in Ireland

 

Danie Labuschagne [hard to categorize: makes only 20-button German-style concertinas, but with a high degree of care and skill]

 

Marcus

Morse [Button Box]

Norman

O'Shaughnessy

Sherwood C-G and G-D Anglos [Hobgoblin, but no longer listed on their web site]

 

Swallow

Tedrow

Vintage/traditional construction, using concertina-type reeds
Koot Brits

Carroll

 

Jose Claro

John Connor

Geoff Crabb

C & R Dipper & Son

 

Edgley Heritage Model

Chris Ghent

Allan Green

Holmwood [Hamish Bayne]

 

Kensington [Dana Johnson]

Kookaburra [Richard Evans]

 

Seven Mount [Ralf Schlimm]

Suttner

Thomas

Wakker [Concertina Connection]

Wheatstone [Steve Dickinson]

Wifra [Willie van Wyk]



#131 Daniel Hersh

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:44 PM

Updated to note that AP James makes the Claddagh concertina.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:26 PM

Added Wolverton.



#133 Jake Middleton-Metcalfe

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:34 AM

Thank you for adding me



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

Does anyone know if Wheatstone is actually delivering new instruments anymore? There seem to be people who have put down deposits many years ago and have little prospect of ever taking delivery.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:40 PM

Does anyone know if Wheatstone is actually delivering new instruments anymore? There seem to be people who have put down deposits many years ago and have little prospect of ever taking delivery.

 

Unfortunately, I think that was already true when I first compiled this list in 2009...



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:49 AM

Kay Albrecht of aaccordion.com makes concertina with accordion reeds and has one for sale now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/162680329778

 

McNeela music now lists Phoenix (not Wakker phoenix) and Swan concertina instead of Swallow concertina.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

Concertina Connection Minstrel anglo. http://www.concertin...showtopic=19864



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:24 AM

Kay Albrecht of aaccordion.com makes concertina with accordion reeds and has one for sale now. http://www.ebay.com/itm/162680329778

 

McNeela music now lists Phoenix (not Wakker phoenix) and Swan concertina instead of Swallow concertina.

Concertina Connection Minstrel anglo. http://www.concertin...showtopic=19864

 

Taka--

 

Thanks for the info.  I will try to find time to update the list within the next few days.






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