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  1. Hi, I’m selling this nice steel reeded Lachenal EC serial number 28829. It’s advertised on eBay too so you can find a better description there, but basically it just needs some tuning to be fully playable, so if you wish to finish this project I’m open to any offer around £750. The aesthetic part of the concertina is done: new straps, leather bellows, bushes, polished ends etc. It has new valves too, so again it just needs tuning to be finished. (It has a crack on the left end unfortunately, although doesn’t affect the playability). I’m not experienced at all, so I decided to let the experts do the work instead of taking any risk. Again I’m open to any good offer (pm me) and I will post within the UK. Any question just ask.
  2. How much did you buy it for? As far as I know Barleycorn Concertinas have 1 year guarantee, so since you bought it a month ago, wouldn’t it be better to ask Chris for a refund?, or even better, part exchange for an anglo that suits your music style.
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    Joseph Higham labels on EC

    Well apparently Joseph Higham had a music shop/factory in Manchester. Not sure if he was a manufacturer.
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    Warning: Purchase Scam/fraud

    If I’m the seller I’d rather put the item on eBay so that the buyer can buy it from there. Yes there are some ebay and paypal fees, but it’s a safer way in my opinion since eBay protects both the seller and buyer. Same thing if I’m the buyer; I’d ask the seller to put the item up on eBay. I’d rather do that than being a victim of a scam to be fair. In terms of shipping, I use parcelmonkey.co.uk to book a service, they provide many services (royal mail, parcelforce, DHL, dpd...)at a cheap prices. I always used that and never had any trouble, at least in the UK.
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    Warning: Purchase Scam/fraud

    That’s exactly what happened to me as well when I was selling an accordion, but WE didn’t ring me. Somehow (a miracle perhaps) I realised that I didn’t send the correct amount so I went back to the shop to fix that, and then they told me “don’t send money to someone that you don’t know” and I got my money back... The scammer wanted me to send money to Nigeria! Can’t believe how close I was to lose money...
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    Lachenal steel-reeds for tutor-model wanted

    English or anglo?
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    Stuck reed pan

    (Sorry for the late reply). God it was a tough one... hopefully it wasn’t glued, but it just seems that this concertina has never been opened before since it was manufactured.
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    Stuck reed pan

    At first I just tried to pull it in a gentle way just like anyone would do, but then after realising that it didn’t come out I applied more pressure and still didn’t come out. I don’t really want to be very aggressive as I’m afraid I could brake the woodwork or the chambers. The concertina itself has old pads, old and dusty lever arm spring , old valves... it seems that It’s never been restored before. It’s s a steel reeded Paragon model circa 1908. It has a crack on one end too, so it’s definitely not been well looked after.
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    Stuck reed pan

    Thanks for your suggestion. Im unsure about the chamois leather, but I will take a picture of it tomorrow. There isn’t really any signs of glue whatsoever, but I can’t find any other explanation.
  10. Hi, I recently purchased a Lachenal EC which needs a bit of restoration and tuning. I am unable to remove the reed pan from the bellows frame on both ends; it feels as if someone has glued the reed pans to the frames... Anyone knows a possible reason a solution for this? It’d be very helpful.
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    Folky Clothing Website

    Interesting. I like the Lachenal t-shirt, although I would make the logo a bit bigger in my opinion. I’d also love to see a Wheatstone logo. Very nice.
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    48key English Lachenal

    Hi everyone. Never really planned to sell this concertina, but I thought I’d just put it up for sale to see if someone is interested. I’m not in a rush to sell it either. It’s a Lachenal 48 key english concertina. I’m not too sure if it’s the actual inimitable or not, but regardless of that, it plays beautifully. It has brass reeds, but it doesn’t sound too quite - a bit louder and certainly better than any tutor model in my opinion. It’s fully restored and tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz so in terms of condition it’s excellent. Cosmetically, it’s in immaculate condition, no signs of wear use whatsoever. The bellows are in excellent condition with a nice compression and no air leaks at all I don’t wanna say it’s like “new” (because it’s a vintage instrument obviously) but there absolutely nothing faulty and anything that affects the playability. If you are interested please message me for the price. Postage within the UK is at £14.99 special delivery. Can ship worldwide at the buyer’s expense. I could possibly consider trade ins.
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    Joseph Higham labels on EC

    Not sure if it’s an actual inimitable or not, but yes it has brass reeds and a lovely sound. I forgot to ask Chris Algar about the history of this concertina.
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    Joseph Higham labels on EC

    Yes that’s website that I looked but still couldn’t find any mention or pictures of a concertina.