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Mike Acott

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About Mike Acott

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    concertina restoration,collecting and occasionally selling.
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    just North of Ipswich, Suffolk

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  1. My 1927 baritone Aeola was made as a lightweight for the lady who ordered it and is the best one I have ever played ,owned or had through my hands and there are several players who have played that would agree with me. I might be interested in making an offer on the plnhole in a week or so ,if it has not been sold by then. Mike
  2. Hello Neil, I have a right and left reed pan from old 30 key Lachenals . They are not a pair but they may be right for the job, the left has some brass reeds, the right some steel ones if you wish give me your address and I can send them to seeif they are ok. Regards. Mike Acott
  3. Hello Richard I have two English boxes with odd extra buttons, one is a 50 key ext treble Aeola, the other is a 58 key Edeophone ext treble but also has a low F&F# on the left hand side (pics on my original for sale post). Regards. Mike.
  4. Photos are now on the original post. Mike
  5. If you are still looking for your dream machine I have a 31 key C/G fully restored John Crabb with rosewood ends , new best 7 fold bellows, the right accidentals for ITM . It is in concert pitchand plays very well, if you want photos please mail me at mikeacottconcertinas@hotmail.co.uk Regards. Mike PS the asking pricee is £3750
  6. I am am parting with a couple of rare boxes, one is a 19th century and one 20th century. The early one is in top order and has the reed pans chambered on both sides with the inner baffles. It would suit a singer as the tone is excellent and and even in response and volume. The later one is an Edeophone which can be varied in tone and volume it has a riveted action six fold bellows and a fret pattern I have never seen before. It has 58 keys and on the left end has a low F and F# button. Both are fully restored and in concert pitch. Please see the photos attached. I can send more information or pictures on request - if you're really interested please email me. MikeAcott
  7. If you want the real Mccoy contact Steve at C Wheatstone & co Mike
  8. Hello , My bass anglo was sold awhile ago I do not expect to see another like that one Mike
  9. It is with great sadness I let the ITM players know that my friend and excellent anglo player died last Sunday of a heart attack Kit Owens will live long in my memory.If any one wishes to contact me please do so and I will answer any questions if I can. Mike Acott
  10. Just a small observation I have three large crane duets from two makers , all with original 8 fold bellows . I find this is a good size when playing a box with 68 keys or more and frequently playing in octaves. REgards. Mike
  11. Hello Steve, thanks again ,if you look at the "what our concertinas look like ".you will see I have 5 tortoishell Aeolas , if you know of anyone wanting a 48 key treble let me know! Keep well . Mike
  12. Hello Stephen, Thanks for your info , I think it was the other Steve who told me but the memory fades after 35 years or so. Regards. Mike
  13. Just a ,thought I recall being told the person who did the fretwork on my baritone tortoiseshell Aeola was Kevin Chidley do you have any other info on this person? Many thanks . Mike
  14. I have a 72 key Aeola fully sorted and in concert pitch, it has alloy ends and plays well. the price I am looking for is £1700 plus shipping costs. Regards. Mike
  15. If the leather used is curling under gravity , the concertina s being kept in the wrong plane . When at rest the valves should be in the vertical position. Regards. Mike
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