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Greg Jowaisas

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  • Birthday 03/03/1909

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    Traditional and Old-Time American folk music. Irish Trad.<br />Banjo, Anglo and english concertina.<br />Repairing and rebuilding concertinas.<br />Making concertina cases.
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    Kentucky, USA just south of Cincinnati and the Ohio River

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  1. Greg Jowaisas

    Bb/F Wheatstone 30b anglo

    Serial #59014 Steel reeds in aluminum frames dovetailed in the reed pans. In tune, plays well, solid 6-fold bellows. An opportunity to add a flat pitch instrument to the herd at a reasonable price. $1200 + shipping.
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    Steve Turner’s concertina

    My guess would be a baritone or perhaps a baritone/treble. Why don't you ask Steve? http://steve-turner.co.uk/
  3. Greg Jowaisas

    Who made this one? (British? German?)

    Daniel, The bellows yell, "German" at me. As far as action I'm more likely seeing a row of parallel wood arms rather than radiating brass action arms. Greg
  4. Greg Jowaisas

    “Winterizing” the concertina

    The information in this topic link should be useful:
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    Where is the donate link?

    Third pinned post down in the Buy and Sell section.
  6. Greg Jowaisas

    Holmwood 56b Tenor Treble english

    Hamish Bayne Holmwood tenor treble. In tune and playing well. Hamish Bayne leather case included. $2500 + shipping. Personal message me or gjowaisas(type the "at" symbol)fioptics.com Greg
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    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    Grown!! Merry Christmas to all at cnet!! Thanks for your support and let me know if you need a repair, reclamation or (God forbid!) another concertina. Greg Top: 1850s Wheatstone duet (similar to this one: http://www.concertina.com/duett/wheatstone-duett-no-64/index.htm ) 5th row from the bottom: 48b Lachenal Crane with metal buttons; 60b "super" extended New Model treble 4th row from bottom: 1950s Wheatstone 30b Bb/F anglo; Rosewood New Model "deluxe" (Edeophone fret work) 3rd row from bottom: 48b Wheatstone model 22; 57b Mahogany Wheatstone MacCann: 60b Wheatstone dot and comma: 48b New Model (with Bill Crossland remade flat ends) 2nd row: 56b T/T Wheatstone Aeola; 64b T/XT Wheatstone Aeola; 48b Jeffries Crane; 35b Mahogany Wheatstone Crane Bottom row: R to L 26b Jones C/G; 32b Lachenal C/G; 20b Lachenal C/G; 26b 5&1/4 across the flats Lachenal C/G normal octave. Ebonized 56b T/T Wheatstone Aeola
  8. Greg Jowaisas

    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    Little John, 23b on the LH; 25 on the RH
  9. Greg Jowaisas

    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    And growing.... (Trying to keep ahead of the other "Christmas trees" popping up 😨😎) Top row: 48b Wheatstone model 22; 57b Mahogany Wheatstone MacCann: 60b Wheatstone dot and comma: 48b New Model (with Bill Crossland remade flat ends)
  10. Greg Jowaisas

    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    Growing! Bottom row: R to L 26b Jones C/G; 32b Lachenal C/G; 20b Lachenal C/G; 26b 5&1/4 across the flats Lachenal C/G normal octave. Ebonized 56b T/T Wheatstone Aeola 2nd row: 56b T/T Wheatstone Aeola; 64b T/XT Wheatstone Aeola; 48b Jeffries Crane; 35b Mahogany Wheatstone Crane
  11. Greg Jowaisas

    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    R to L 26b Jones C/G; 32b Lachenal C/G; 20b Lachenal C/G; 26b 5&1/4 across the flats Lachenal C/G normal octave. More on the way....
  12. Greg Jowaisas

    No Concertina Christmas Tree???

    Doug, Larry, Rod and anyone else interested.... Let's start building a tree! (pyramid)
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    Seeking advice on buying the next EC

    Didn't mean to distract from Doug's thread. Visiting and playing and comparing actual candidate instruments is best. (Cost and logistics of air travel sometimes eliminate this option) Next choice might be playing the same model(s) which might give some general ideas of size, feel, tone and response. Any reputable seller will give a perusal period and right of return for trying out an instrument purchased through the mail. The one way shipping costs, $40-$75 depending on the insurance and shipper, are usually non-refundable. As per Geoff's advice I've already tried to give him some options/suggestions of better concertinas a bit over his budget without making a hard "upsell". I wonder if there are any cnetters in the Dallas area that might let Doug try their instruments. There is usually a Palestine, TX festival gathering (March) which includes a concertina offshoot which might provide the best regional choice of getting together with a number of players and offer a chance to try different concertinas. Finding North american opportunities to try out and compare a number of concertinas can be challenging. Greg
  14. Greg Jowaisas

    Are sampers necessary?

    I use 'em. And it doesn't hurt to have a bit of extra cushioning as the pad closes which in some cases (mostly with older compressed pads) the landing adds quite a bit of action noise. Greg
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    Seeking advice on buying the next EC

    Concertinas guaranteed; fishing results may vary!
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