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Paul Read

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    Concertina repair, English, Anglo, Melodeon, singing accompaniment
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    Toronto, Canada

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  1. It turns out to be an Ab/Eb perhaps he converted it. It has an absolutley superb set of reeds.
  2. Excellent. Thank you so much. I was expecting the Lachenal to be later. I am also working on an old 30-button that was tuned by T. Brock of Toronto, concertina teacher and repairer, in April 1902. 151369. It's had a much harder life that the other. Surprising it needed tuning so soon after manufacture, unless he was changing the pitch of course.
  3. I'm working on a Lachenal rosewood-ended anglo with the interesting number 144,444. Would that be around 1915 is? Also Edeophone53880? Many thanks.
  4. Price update. Offers around C$1000 for a quick sale. Please PM me.
  5. To those who are UK based, this is about 660 pounds - depending on exchange rate fluctuations.
  6. This is a rosewood-ended concertina I'm selling on behalf of the owner. It is a 46-button instrument with metal buttons, 6-fold bellows in what appears to be excellent condition (some loss of black stain through wear in places but no leaks). Date of manufacture was November 1921 - prime period. It has been tuned to modern concert pitch at some time. Comes with a very nice fitted modern case. He is looking for offers around C$1200.
  7. I think the answer is that you keep the instrument in a humidified room in the winter. Short outings aren't enough to cause major issues.
  8. Having sent this instrument to Europe to a buyer who then decided it was not what he was after, it is available for sale in the UK for the next 2weeks. It is a mahogany- ended Lachenal, restored, steel reeds, Original 5-fold bellows, patched but airtight. It plays well.
  9. Hey John, Sorry to hear this. It may be worth putting on Facebook too. I can do it if you like Paul
  10. Does anyone know if these guys make their own reeds or are they the ones from the Czech republic (or Slovakia, not sure which) that others are using?
  11. It would be interesting to see the reeds. I wonder if they are the Czech (or Slovak) ones, riveted tongues and cut to shape. Maybe someone can come up with a picture. They do seem to be a little critical of vintage instruments and the competition on their web site.
  12. This instrument is now sold via ebay.
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