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Lyle Aubry

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  1. For my Edgley (in 2020)

         450$ CAD deposit

    + 6627$ (includes the pelican case (450$); *Prices vary according to personal requests. 

    Frank Edgley is an excellent facteur de concertina! He's really meticulous and competent. Still love my Heritage model. If I sell it (not sure yet), it’s because I just bought a Lachenal 32 keys; a different sound that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time.

  2. Thank you, Dave for your opinions! As you tell here, I decide to not turning to a Lachenal (as I wanted first) because of what you say and also because I don't want (I couldn't do it by myself) open each years (or seasons) and, finally,  prefer to buy a new one, but good one! 

    Without having an exceptional play on the concertina, I have been training since 2006 on an Edgley Celtic Lion concertina that I love very much! However, I had the opportunity to play on the concertina of a friend who have a Lachenal and the sound was …"something else". I decide to turn again with an Edgley; this time the Heritage model; I had the opportunity to hear musicians play it on video and the sound seems to me to correspond perfectly to my expectations. Edgley is in Ontario near Québec. It's a good point, here, if I need to make repairs on it!

    Personally, I did not excel in the technical details of concertina “building”  however, on Frank’s website, the details of the technique he developed to manufacture his latest models (Heritage) are very well explained; he created his own technique: see on his website: “…these concertinas are made in the traditional way, with separate hardwood reedpans. The reeds are top quality traditional concertina reeds with steel tongues and brass reed shoes and are very similar to the reeds used by Wheatstone in the late 1800s and early 1900s ---the Golden Age of Concertinas. These reeds are dovetailed into the reedpans in the traditional method. Each reedpan is laid out and cut by hand, with the reed chambers laid out in a radial pattern, a method known to produce a strong but mellow tone”. 

    All those who have a Heritage concertina made "Frank Edgley" are unanimous: it is an exceptional concertina that has nothing to envy to the Lachenal, Jeffries of this world.

     

    Well, now, I’m waiting… until spring. But I’m sure that the wait is worth it!

  3. Thank you!  

    I'm so looking forward to having in my hands the Heritage concertina that Frank Edgley is making right now, especially for me. He is a magician. He builds real little jewels! I have no doubt of the happiness that I will have to hold it between my fingers! And, of course, it will be a pleasure to give you my opinion when I'll spend a pm, in the spring, in Dublin, trying the typically Irish concertinas!

     

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    Hello again,

    I was thinking about a new concertina purchase; I was hesitating between a Heritage Edgley or Vintage (Lachenal, for ex.)...Well after serious consideration, with your help, I decide to buy a second concertina from Frank Edgley (Ontario/Canada). I don't know Frank personally but friends of mine, yes. Everyone agrees that he builds concertinas like a true artist, an exceptionnel craftsman. I have complete confidence in him! I look forward to receiving it... in spring! Can't wait!!! I'll be for sure in Dublin, end of May; maybe I'm gonna sell the Celtic Lion I got (since 2006)! Never had problem with it. In excellent condition! I'll see! 

  5. Well, thank you Hielandman!

    But, finally, after serious consideration, I decide to buy a second concertina from Frank Edgley (Ontario/Canada), but this time a Heritage model. I don't know Frank personally but friends of mine, yes. Everyone agrees that he builds concertinas like a true artist, an exceptionnel craftsman. I have complete confidence in him! I look forward to receiving it... in spring! Can't wait!!! I'll be for sure in Dublin, end of May; maybe I'm gonna sell the Celtic Lion I got (since 2006)! Never had problem with it. In excellent condition! I'll see! 

  6. I won't do that (my own maintenance). But I know such great musicians here, in Mtl who can do that. But, they are accordion's player. Except a friend  who was working at the Button Box in the pass, in USA... Anyway, when I read your comments (Bill, you), I'm not sure about purchase a Lachenal or others kind of vintage concertina. I don't want to open or repair it, each year. I have an Edgley here. I really like it. But, it was built with accordion reeds. And I'm looking now for one with the concertina reeds. With the "traditional sound", if I can say that. I send Frank an e-mail. He has now this model Heritage made with concertina's reeds. It's a little bit expensive but, I'll think about that. He's in Ontario, not so far Mtl, in case I need some repairs. I never had to do it for the one I have from him! Great construction and beautiful design.  I'll see!

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  7. You're right Bill! I still  have a lot of pleasure to play on my Edgley. Since 2006, I never had to open it! NO PROBLEM AT ALL with it! Great! Now, my way of playing since that time has really perfected; I think I have reached a nice level now. I just din't know about his new "Héritage models", with traditional reeds, since yesterday! This is the reason why Concertina.Net web exists! Hope Mr .Edgley continues to build them. Trying to reach him. So, thank you! 

  8. Hello,

    I trying to figure out about a new concertina. What opinion do you have about Edgley's concertinas (Héritage models)? How is the sound is when you are playing with...is it near the real "Irish sound"?  I mean, made with "traditional Irish reeds" or still made with accordion reeds ? To compare with a musician playing on an Eiru concertina, for example, what will be the sound if he's playing on one of Edgley's Héritage model? Same? Almost? What will be the difference? thank you!

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