This is a stock C/G Stagi W-15 LN that was "Turboed" by Bob Tedrow of Homewood Music. He put brass bushings and brass buttons on the stock concertina as the plastic ones were prone to stick. I'm not sure, but I seem to remember reading that he did something to make the action work smoother also. I never played a stock Stagi, so I have nothing to compare it to. I sent it to the Button Box to refurbish the bellows at which time they put leather patches where needed (see pictures and video). Takes 10 full seconds to expand from fully compressed with no buttons pressed.
The screen between the grill and the reeds on the right hand side is pushed in a little, but does not affect the sound or function of the concertina.
I've played it for 8 years and have upgraded to an Edgley Professional (love it, by the way!)
This is a great beginner/intermediate instrument for a good price. New W-15 LN goes for $900 at the Button Box.
I'm asking $500 or best offer before I put it on eBay.
See pics and YouTube video HERE
A few tunes HERE
Edited by Calurphy, 15 May 2014 - 08:46 AM.