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  1. 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.



  2. 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. 



  3. 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)



    ☝️This link looks weird as well

  4. 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.





  5. 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.

  6. On 3/17/2019 at 11:03 PM, saguaro_squeezer said:

    WU took the money and then called me an hour later and cancelled the transaction because they thought it was a scam.  They asked me if I knew the person that I was sending to and I said that we'd corresponded and that it was a part of a purchase but they refused to wire the money.



    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... 

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 



  9. 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 and it’s fully restored and tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz so its ready to play. Cosmetically, it’s in really  condition, very little to none signs of wear use whatsoever. The bellows are in excellent condition with a nice compression and no air leaks at all. Comes in a very nice handmade wooden case.


    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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