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  1. I can supply the background info. on this instrument, if the new owner would be interested.
  2. Glad you're fixed up newfiebullet. March Hare - that's very tasty playing, shades of Scan Tester - chapeau!
  3. Just thinking, Chris Algar or Andrew Norman might have an old pitch C/G which could be tuned up to D/A for a reasonable price - other sellers/tuners are available, of course.
  4. Just a passing enquiry from an anglo player about a non-anglo instrument - I much admire David Coffin's instrument (and his playing and voice, of course). Wondered what make of instrument.and system he uses. Lovely organ-like tone.
  5. For sale - Leather Wheatstone labelled english concertina case, would suit small instrument. External size: 20cm x 19cm x 18cm. Perhaps less usually, this case is externally excellent, having its original strap with buckles in place and firmly attached, working catch and hasp firmly attached (although no key to actually lock the lid!) and with good leather, good hingeing and stitching all round. Inside it's a different story! The lid is still lined and has its Wheatstone label, but the lower body is missing internal blocks and has very poor brown suede-type lining which is missing in parts. Price: £25 for UK only sale + nominal postage of £5 or collection from North Devon. So if you are handy at internal refurbishment, this is an extremely good and original case to work on at a sensible price for a genuine leather concertina case - they sell for a lot more in far less good structural condition. Pics available via email. I bought it hoping it would fit a small anglo - it doesn't!
  6. £4000 hammer + commissions etc. Seems fair.
  7. Perhaps a cnet 'roving reporter' may be able to give a first hand appraisel??
  8. I have a Wheatstone leather case with original strap and working brass catch. Not refurbished, could just do with a polish/oil externally but less good inside with torn material lining. Where are you - I'm UK. Tony
  9. Thank you so much, Steven, for both your time and expertise. Brilliant! Ta Tony
  10. Thanks Both Bill, I'm getting my radials and parallels crossed (painful!) Yes, it is parallel reed chambers like a Jeffries. Steven, I have found a number writ small inside one of the rh reerd chambers -196487 Thanks for your help. Tony
  11. Following on from the previous lachenal ageing thread, I have a Lachenal 39 key anglo, metal ends & buttons, with original 7 fold bellows and radial (a la Jeffries) reed pans. Is this usual - it is the only Lachenal I have or have ever had, so I don't know much about it? It plays very well and I like it, but any thoughts on its age or its level in Lachenal product hierarchy would interest me. Thanks for any guidence. PS I haven't found any number on it, except a '5' on the outer side of the lh reedpan.
  12. All's well! I hate to pester our hard-working fettlers, but I took your advice, JD and gave Mark a phone call on Friday and there had been a slip-up and my order had been over-looked. So Monday morning brought the 'full-fat', 3mm, gold-tooled and felt-lined straps to my letter box. That's great service and just in time for tomorrow's rehearsal. The straps are superb quality and immediately comfortable - and of course a perfect fit.
  13. Thanks Rod for your very generous offer, that's exceptionally kind of you, but I shall follow JD's advice for now, tho,' and sand the edges and see how it goes. The belt was black and fairly close to 3mm thick, I cut it to the pattern of the old straps and it is the leather's stiffness that is also the problem, so I'll spend time wriggling it around to try to induce some suppleness, I hope! I had a call from the project coordinator today to say that rehearsals start next Tuesday (23 new songs), so I'm stuck with this for now. Hoping Mark replies soon, as I've two red and slightly swollen knuckles already! Hey Ho!
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