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About Fistone

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  1. I have a Lachenal Anglo German, 30 button concertina which has been in my possession for over 20 years. I play English concertina so I am looking to offload the instrument. The instrument has been well used and will require attention to become fully playable once again. Following recent forum discussions relating to German, Anglo German, Anglo Chromatic etc, I am unsure about the tuning for this instrument. There are conventional wrist straps and three rows of buttons each side. It seems that the instrument has a chromatic scale since the same note plays when the bellows are compressed and extended. The label on the end states the following: The Peerless Anglo German, manufactured by Lachenal & Co, specially for John G Murdoch & Co Ltd. Lachenal & Co (as distinct from Louis Lachenal) it seems produced instruments to order. John G. Murdoch and Co Ltd was a company that had been founded in 1871 as a printer and publisher. Later they branched out into music publishing, importers, retailers and manufacturers of organs and pianos, agents for Edison and Columbia, musical instrument wholesalers, pram, mangle and toy manufacturers and more. Eventually they would have all these diverse enterprises plus a large chain of retail music and furniture shops. There is no serial number on the instrument but there is a number on the top of the case - 127932. If this is the true serial number then the date will fall between 1873 and 1933. I suspect the age of mine to be about 1905/06, but this is speculative. Does anyone have any further information on this? Sorry, File size too big to send a photo but can email if interested. Does the instrument hold any value?
  2. Thanks for the update. I shall have a long hard think and let you know if I pay Norwich a visit to try it out. This assumes you don't sell in the meantime.
  3. Is this instrument still or sale? Who was the manufacturer? Fistone
  4. The instrument is something I am in the market for. If you have further pictures of it I should be grateful if you could let me see them. If I was to visit and try the 'tina out, when would be best for you? Are there any defects I should be aware of other than ageing? Thanks daveyb
  5. I suppose the answer is always ask to visit and try out the instrument before purchase, even thought it might be at the other end of the country. At least the buyer will no its for real and it plays to your requirements. Most sellers offer this anyway.
  6. Hi Mark, I'm a new member to c.net and still feeling my way. Where can I see a photo of your instrument and the price your asking?
  7. Hello, I come from Cheshire and have been playing a Wheatstone English treble 48 key concertina for over 30 years. I am part of a five-piece folk band in the NW of England and perform fairly regularly.We play mainly traditional music but with a Celtic flavour. Most of my playing is within the band although I do play solo also.

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