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#1 spindizzy

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm getting ahead of myself a bit here, but this summer is one of those significant birthdays Posted Image and to console myself I would like to upgrade from my midgrade (and very pleasant ) Lachenal treble EC.


So, to hell with the scrimping and saving for a pension, or investing my hard gained pennies in Icelandic Banks. I want a nice Wheatstone or maybe an Edeophone.
Probably wooden ends rather than metal, a sweet tone rathher than pure volume and a good action (I seem to get on perfectly well with 5-fold bellows at the moment so 5 or 6 folds will be fine)


So... if you have something nice to sell this summer, at a reasonable price (I did mention HARD EARNED PENNIES) perhaps you could drop me a line.
I'll need to look and feel and play before making decisions so UK is a must and preferably not too far away (Cheshire is home though I visit London area every so often)

And of course if this all happens, I'll also have a Lachenal to sell!

Chris

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:10 AM

As I'm sure you're aware, Chris Algar is just down the road in Stoke on Trent. A visit to his Aladdin's Cave might come up with something, and no doubt he would be interested in your Lachenal ss well.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:57 AM

If still for sale, this is a nice one:

http://www.concertin...showtopic=13524

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

If still for sale, this is a nice one:

http://www.concertin...showtopic=13524


Yum ..... really nice, though I thought that this was for a swap. But devon is probably too far away, and I really would want to try a concertina first ....
Still it might be worth seeing if the seller and I would be in the same part of the country any time soon.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

As I'm sure you're aware, Chris Algar is just down the road in Stoke on Trent. A visit to his Aladdin's Cave might come up with something, and no doubt he would be interested in your Lachenal ss well.




Yes indeed and I'll certainly be in touch with him in a few months time, and that's where my current Lach came from (about 10 yesr ago :-) ), so he should take it in trade.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:12 AM

Oooohhh..
trip to Barleycorn this morning - a visit to a (very expensive) sweetie shop.
Too much excitement for this early in the week :-)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:45 AM

I would like to upgrade from my midgrade (and very pleasant ) Lachenal treble EC.


Hi Spindizzy. Did you say EC? I just started a topic (Anglo keys) which is about 2 row concertinas in key relationships other than 1/5. I'm wondering how you find playing an EC?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

I would like to upgrade from my midgrade (and very pleasant ) Lachenal treble EC.


Hi Spindizzy. Did you say EC? I just started a topic (Anglo keys) which is about 2 row concertinas in key relationships other than 1/5. I'm wondering how you find playing an EC?


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I'll stick a reply in the other topic

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Oooohhh..
trip to Barleycorn this morning - a visit to a (very expensive) sweetie shop.
Too much excitement for this early in the week :-)

Chris


Oh dear, My visit just to check out the trade in value of the old box, and the prices of edeos (ouch) and aeolas (very ouch)
left me walking out the door with a little, very early, edeo (maybe ~1894) that I couldn't bring myself to leave in case someone else came and bought it.


I've added a picture to the concertina pictures thread http://www.concertin...20

Chris

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:23 PM


Oooohhh..
trip to Barleycorn this morning - a visit to a (very expensive) sweetie shop.
Too much excitement for this early in the week :-)

Chris


Oh dear, My visit just to check out the trade in value of the old box, and the prices of edeos (ouch) and aeolas (very ouch)
left me walking out the door with a little, very early, edeo (maybe ~1894) that I couldn't bring myself to leave in case someone else came and bought it.


I've added a picture to the concertina pictures thread http://www.concertin...20

Chris

Happy new concertina!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

It looks really lovely Chris !
A difficult job, it is, going to Mr.Algar's place and coming away empty handed.

Have a nice time with your new toy,
Geoff.

Edited by Geoff Wooff, 03 April 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

Ooh looks very nice Chris, I shall look forward to seeing that one somewhere soon ...




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