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  1. I've decided to hang on to this concertina for now. I'll restore it and then maybe think about whether I want to sell it.
  2. 2E, 4E - model numbers CP - don't know blue arrow - instruments of same model number as previous full line yellow arrow - workshop/assembly numbers possibly purple arrow - serial number possibly You can find the models to which the model numbers relate by looking at a price list from around 1965 - available on concertina.com
  3. I've got a bunch of new polskas I need to transcribe and start playing.
  4. SOLD This 'tina is now on its way to a new home.
  5. Lachenal Nonpareil Treble - in need of full restoration. Offers over £750, plus shipping. Please PM me for more info.
  6. Wheatstone 64 key baritone-treble Aeola - serial number 26404 In need of restoration - all usual service items and tuning. Includes original case. Offers in region of £4400, plus shipping Please PM me for more info.
  7. I'm selling a Wheatstone 60 key baritone Aeola - serial number 25873. It'll need a service and tuning to bring to full playing order. Includes original case. Offers in region of £3800, plus shipping Please PM me for more info.
  8. A few years ago I restored a rather nice rosewood ended 35 key Lachenal baritone. I sold it soon after completing the restoration. So yes, in answering the OP, baritones with fewer than 48 buttons do exist.
  9. I'm selling a metal ended Lachenal 48 key treble EC. This requires an amount of restoration but should make a great player once restored. Here is a link to the 'tina.
  10. I have listed another Rock Chidley 48 key treble on eBay. Here is a link to the listing.
  11. I have listed a Rock Chidley 48 key EC for sale. In amazing original condition - a great item for restoration. List is here.
  12. I'm selling my Lachenal Tenor-Treble 56 keys. Fully restored by me a few years ago. I no longer play this instrument since I have an Aeola TT. The restoration included: - tuning to A440 - new pads, valves, resetting action, polishing buttons and other bright work - French polished to a high gloss Comes complete with a leather case (leather carry strap needs a little attention). What's unusual about this 'tina is that it looks like a 48 key instrument with the spindle-cut fretwork, but it looks to me like it's of much better quality. It's abou8t the same size as the equivalent 48-key instrument. My guess it was made to a price-point by Lachenal for JJ Vickers as a student instrument. This 'tina plays well, and has a fast action and bright sound. While it's not as loud as an Aeola, it should hold up in sessions, and would make a great singers instrument. I've played it in Nordic music jam sessions and it played well against massed fiddles. Price £1900. Shipping extra at cost. Edit - this concertina is in UK and will ship from UK. Here are some more photos on DropBox..
  13. I have a TT with Bb in that position - it's useful when building chords in Gm Swedish tunes
  14. Actually my Wheatstone bass has a low F where the G# should be.
  15. FWIW I also have a Wheatstone G bass with massive resonance tubes. I once tried writing out arrangements for my TT using the treble and bass staves - it confused the hell out of me. I quickly reverted back to using just the treble stave with ledger lines for the tenor parts.
  16. Alternatively you might want to finish to a shiny gloss rather than a waxed sheen. In this case you will polish the layers of shellac with a cloth rubber with a little methylated spirits. This is my preferred finish.
  17. Larger reed organ reeds do indeed have a shape similar to this - although from my experience I'd say that this drawing is an exaggeration for illustrative purposes only.
  18. Very nice restoration. How does it play?
  19. There are many great tunes to be found in the Northumbrian Bagpipe repertoire. Good tunes to start with might by Winster Gallop, Salmon Tails Up The Water, Jamie Allen. Many great tunes in the Northumbrian Pipers Tune Book.
  20. Thanks - what a story. I'm glad that it was eventually restored.
  21. Does anyone know whatever happened to this instrument? I'm curious to know if anyone here bought it and whether the 'tina was ever restored.
  22. I may have asked this before in an earlier thread, but any recommendations for felt suppliers? Thanks Edit: - here's the link - https://www.woolfeltcompany.co.uk/ 1.5mm poly felt
  23. Yes, punch into the ends of the fibres of the punch wood block. Also, as the article say, use a mallet not a hammer to strike the cutter.
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