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Will Moore

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  1. 30 button Wheatstone fingering C/G concertina, in excellent shape and tune. This instrument was made by Frank Edgley Concertinas based in Canada, from Southern Australian eucalyptus burl. This is a rare and expensive wood, and looks great with the rosewood trim. This is the Professional model with angled reed-pans - it has a beautiful sweet tone. I have had the best intentions to learn to play properly for the past 5 years or so now, but with life and a recently diagnosed illness, I'm no longer able to. It's a beautiful concertina and I will be sad to see it go, but would rather it got a good home than sat in its case unplayed by me! Comes with a Hardigg StormCase (pretty much indestructible!) Foam lined and with a fabric slip case too. Looking to get back what I paid for it so $2900 CAD ($2330 USD) + shipping fees. These will be quoted to you at cost based on where you live and I will only ship tracked and insured services. Will ship to US and Canada, but all responsibility for customs fees etc falls to the buyer. I've attached some photos and you can find a terrible video (where I forget what wood the concertina is made from :P) Here -
  2. Gary - is your Edgley still available? I’d be interested if it is.
  3. Just to say that this is still available and that I am open to sensible offers :)
  4. Thank you Christine - I will own another in time I'm sure - just need to get the finances sorted first
  5. The case is made by a chap in England called Simon Brock. You can view his stuff here - https://leatherforfolkies.co.uk/product-category/music/
  6. Just to give you an update, Simon has now made a fitted foot for the case which precisely fits the concertina and keeps the bellows nice and compressed now Thanks for the advice, on this - I am really really happy now!
  7. wayman - discourse is what moves us forward without your (and others) comments on the bellows, I would have been happily ignorant, thinking that the case was perfect, then in 20 years time, I would need new bellows as I hadn't been storing them properly compressed. I appreciate any comments.
  8. Thanks for all the feedback I really do appreciate it. Simon (the maker) actually contacted me after reading this thread and has come up with a plan to fully block the case so that these issues go away. That's the beauty of something handmade I guess - it can be updated easily by the person who made it! With regards to rigidity - the case is actually very stable as it uses thick leather and a very modern high density foam in combination. There is of course more give than plywood - but not enough to worry about. Buckle opening time? For me that is a bonus as it means my kids can't open it! That said Simon offers other fast close locks too - I requested buckles as I like the look of them
  9. It’s actually custom made to perfectly fit so no need for blocking The photo of the instrument in the case shows otherwise ... unless that's a photograph before the blocks were put in? The bellows are open, loose, and uneven. A properly-fit blocked case means the bellows are snugly closed, compressed, and even. Well I’m happy and it is snug. Perhaps some blocks for the back wouldn’t be a bad idea will order some and fit them myself
  10. It’s actually custom made to perfectly fit so no need for blocking
  11. I am an indoor/fair weather player so that doesn't bother me too much, but if I were to be a travelling concertina player, that would certainly be a consideration!
  12. You make a valid point, but there is a suede wrap inside that covers the concertina. I could have opted for a fully closed lid, but my budget maxed out!
  13. So after some months of waiting, my new case has arrived for my Wheatstone. I must say, the case is a really lovely thing, so I thought I would share photos. I purchased from Simon Brock, founder of http://leatherforfolkies.co.ukand can highly recommend him. The price was reasonable and everything is made by hand (even hand stitched) and Simon has a range of other case types available - even a hexagonal case should that take your fancy
  14. Proud to have been first to pledge Really looking forward to it
  15. I’ve followed much of your journey here Alex and I am so impressed it looks amazing. I can’t wait for instruments 2,3 and 4 now
  16. Thanks for sharing Gary Will add to my ever increasing list of tracks I need to learn
  17. Brilliant to hear you have found such a lovely concertina Rob, please do post videos and photos when you get a chance - I love to hear others play and see their 'babies' in action
  18. I did a lot of research into bellows papers and found that Dave Elliots papers are unbeatable. The quality of the paper is amazing and the design is printed in gold leaf (or something similar) instead of ink. You can buy them from here https://concertina-spares.com/product/premium-bellows-papers-by-david-elliott/?v=79cba1185463 Here's a sample from my Wheatstone -
  19. High praise indeed thanks for the comments. I put an awful lot of love into that little Tina and I hope she will serve me well for decades to come. The Lintoa has a lovely tone - very warm. One day I’ll find a truly skilled player near me and record it being played as it should be! Or perhaps I’ll keep going until I’m that skilled player!
  20. Thanks Adrian Right - high G on push, A on pull, left - C on push, A on the pull - I’ve yet to find a use for them to be honest!! I am still learning to read music, I learn to play with a combination of Gary coovers number technique and a keen ear. I wish I had stronger music theory as I’m sure it would help! Perhaps I’ll take a course one day!!
  21. Thanks Rob, yeah - Gary’s books are teaching me the ropes! I’ll get there in the end I’m certainly not very skilled yet, but it brings me great joy, and I’m taking things at my own pace
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