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  1. Hello, does anyone know the name of the song that Valentin Osipov is playing on this video?
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    Lachenal EC (paragon?) needs tuning

    Still available and the price has been reduced down to £500, still open to any sensible offer as it needs some reed work. It’s on eBay UK, but I’d rather sell it to someone here and contribute to the forum than pay an eBay fee. PM if interested please. Cheers.
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    Interview with Chris Algar

    Oh I see I thought it was to do with the concertina market. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Interview with Chris Algar

    There is a part of the interview where Chris Algar says: “It was around the late 1980s when the concertina boom really started in Ireland and Ireland then took over a greater proportion of my business. The crash of 2008 changed all that. For a couple of years I struggled to find customers and everyone held their breath to see how bad it was going to get“ Could anyone explain me what happened in 2008? I wasn’t into concertinas back then and I’d like to know. Thanks
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    Golden Aeolas

    Just found the exact same listing now on eBay Italy, at 2600€. Tried to contact the seller and didnt get a response. Clearly a scam or someone with a hacked account since the only payment method is “direct bank transfer”. I wonder how eBay allows this... (the concertina does look beautiful though) https://www.ebay.com/itm/English-concertina-Wheatstone-60-key-Aeola-Baritone-extended-upwards/254167106359?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D604adf4dcecc44219a8f77f081d12c1d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D13%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D141805358721%26itm%3D254167106359&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ac8c79016-7802-11e9-9e48-74dbd1804016|parentrq%3Ac1c248c716a0aa66c12ada98ffc292b1|iid%3A1 ☝️This link looks weird as well
  6. 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 £700. 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.
  7. 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.