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JD Leedham

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  1. It seems that although Surly Boy has visited this site multiple times since Paul’s post, the way in which follow-up on this thread abruptly ended has added to my own suspicions although I’m late to the game. I may be off base in my thinking and would love to know what really happened. It all does seems to suggest that perhaps something is amiss. Has anyone in Europe had a Crabb go missing that matches this instrument? If I am wrong in pursuing this line of thinking publicly I will apologize and fully accept my deserved comeuppance. I’ll admit that I’m starting to lose my mental luster as I age, but having dealt with valuable merchandise for years myself, as Paul mentions, this just seems off.
  2. Hi Linda, Email sent to your gmail account Regards, JD
  3. That is gorgeous! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you and your new box in Bratt when the time comes.
  4. If you have a Suttner C/G Banner model that you’d like to move on please send me a message. I’ve been playing one quite a bit recently and I’m now interested in and able to purchase one. Thanks in advance.
  5. Ah, but Susan, the smile that breaks out on your face after you’ve played a tune lights up the room for the rest of us. I find that I can do whatever I’d like with my expression when playing, but find its impossible to talk ( a blessing to many you’ll likely agree). Can’t even say; “thank you” to a passerby without being derailed. I’ve always felt it’s the conscious “breathing” and “voice management” that my brain is already responsible for. I wonder if others have this same issue as a substitute for, or in tandem with, concertina face?
  6. Justice, Sorry to hear about your dad. Please give him my best. I bought more than just a few concertinas from him over the years. Reeds on this instrument are steel in brass shoes. I don’t know if Geoff is responding on this forum theses days, but two years ago he and I were corresponding about these instruments as an offshoot of a conversation about the budget models that were made previous to this model, of which I own a 20 button version, and of which was targeted for the South African market... which is where Justice’s father Ben sourced most in the concertinas that he sold over the years. This should be a very decent instrument. I hope that this was helpful to all involved.
  7. Sean, I’ve owned a number of your cases over the years and they have held a wide variety of high end concertinas. I’ve never been disappointed in their functionality, aesthetic or in any other way. I still have a green lined one here in my cupboard now. All the best to you on your sales and your journey. JD
  8. I’ve been custom blocking, lining and adding straps, even leather panels to the Pelican/Storm im2075 cases for the past 6 years. I’ve made them to hold Jeffries, Wheatstone, Morse, Edgley, Tedrow, Crabb and today I just started a case for a friend’s new Carroll Concertinas Noel Hill model. It all started for me on a film job after I witnessed a piece of camera equipment fall 25 feet from an aerial lift in its case and hit the pavement below. It sustained no damage and was used for filming the scene with the hour. Heavy and bulky? Yes! Indestructible in protecting the contents in almost every situation except fire? Yes. I have a friend who kayaked along the Atlantic coast from New Hampshire to Maine with her Morse Ceili without incident. They’re the best for relatively inexpensive protection for your expensive instrument. The in process pictures are of a couple of cases I made recently for an Edgley and a Tedrow.
  9. I'd like to fess up. After selling all of my concertinas for health related financial reasons I've been missing playing terribly. I purchased this very instrument on eBay as I suspected it to be somewhat special given the maker(s). It arrived in it's original case, with original hand straps and I honestly think that it has never been played. Each and every note is spot on, the bellows are original, but look, smell and move like they were made yesterday. The insides are pristine and could have been made yesterday. not a bit of dust, rust or anything. I've been playing it for a week and I will echo Malcolm's assessment as given above relative to play-ability, tone etc. As to the number and date of this instrument: "...from the records I can confirm that number 10434 was 1 of 124 made during the 1949 - 1950 season." -G. Crabb I'll post a review and a photo documentary of this concertina here on Concertina.net as circumstances allow. Best to all
  10. This instrument is no longer available. Thanks for the interest and enquiries.
  11. Price reduction. $1800 or best reasonable offer.
  12. I'm selling my Wheatstone 40b C/G Anglo Concertina model 6A made in 1969 $2000 or first reasonable offer. All original Steel reeds in aluminum blocks slot fitted into the reedpan. Wheatstone saddle action levers. Valves and pads replaced 2 years ago. Original bellows are air tight. A really lovely instrument. Kept and played in a climate-controlled, non-smoking environment. Comes with its hard case. Selling due to health issues. That's the aforementioned Wheatsonte C/G Concertina with its case for $2000 or first reasonable offer plus shipping anywhere in the CONUS. Payment via PayPal, will take cash if local pickup. Will ship with tracking and insurance immediately up receipt of payment. I can be contacted here or more immediately at jdleedham@gmail.com Upon payment a donation will be made to Concertina.net
  13. Concertina has been sold. Donation to Concertina.net sent. Thank you all so much.
  14. Concertina has been sold. Donation to Concertina.net sent. Thank you all so much.
  15. Please see the for sale post with a reduced price, current photos and a description.
  16. $1500 or first reasonable offer. I'm selling the Harold Herrington concertina that I purchased on this forum last year due to my own health issues and the dire state of health insurance coverage these days. This instrument is a wonderful instrument and piece of concertina history. Please know that it's available immediately. It cost me $1,600 including the shipping last year. I live in NH about an hour from Boston and an hour from the Button Box if you wanted to come check it out otherwise I will ship it for the actual cost in the continental US. That's the aforementioned Herrington Concertina with case $1,500 or first reasonable offer plus shipping anywhere in CONUS. Payment via PayPal, will take cash if local pickup. Kindest regards, JD I can be contacted here or at jdleedham@gmail.com Upon payment suitable donation will be made to Concertina.net
  17. Bump. Still looking to find a new home for this Harold Herrington Swuare concertina. $1500 or best reasonable offer.
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