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Paul Read

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  1. I'm selling this beautiful instrument in amboyna with gold tooling on the bellows because it deserves to be played and it isn't getting a look in here with my aeola being the go-to instrument. Bought partially restored from the button box a couple of years ago, this is a lovely example that is now fully restored and in modern concert pitch. Fabulous brown leather bellows. Photos on ebay here: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181960795637?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 I'll take it off ebay if someone here wishes to buy it and make a donation to c.net. Price US$2400
  2. I have been asked to advise on the sale of this instrument. Below is the descrition taken from John Adams' post on Facebook. If interested, p.m. me or contact John or Andy day via Facebook: "The concertina belonging to our late friend Dave Eckersley (Herron), musician, singer, book publisher is up for sale. Lachenal Edeophone 56 key extended treble ebony-ended English concertina for sale. This is a fine example of Lachenal’s top model, 12-sided with raised ebony ends and 56 silver buttons. It’s obviously been a musician’s instrument but despite its age is in excellent original condition. We don’t know precisely when it was made but we estimate that it’s about 100 years old, probably early 1900’s. It plays beautifully and with its 7-fold bellows and responsive action it can be soft enough for song accompaniments or strong enough for sessions. It belonged to Dave Eckersley (who was well known around the Manchester and West Yorkshire Folk scene and sadly passed away earlier this year) who played it for over 40 years, and was overhauled and tuned by Steve Dickinson in 1998. Guide price £3k. The instrument is being sold by Dave’s family, but for more information please contact Andy Day:"
  3. Chris, if it's the one you bought from me, it is a particularly nice one. I would have thought 2,000 pounds in the current market.
  4. My guess is that you could request personalized layouts.
  5. Oh. Can you point me to a copy of the layout? No but the one I currently have at my place has: (working C row/G row/Accidental row, O/I) Right hand is G#/A#, G/F, C#/F#. Left hand is G#/F, C#/A#, C#/F# Left hand C#s are different octaves.
  6. Chas, my solution for a concertina (as opposed to a melodeon) was to glue the clip to a "doughnut" magnet (that Myers will supply) with a plastic spacer glued to the other face of the magnet. Another magnet can be attached to the concertina by threading one of the end bolts through it and the clip/magnet is then just seated on it. Sounds clunky but it works well (see photo). The spacer is necessary as the magnetic pull is fierce. This approach means the mics can easily be switched from one instrument to another. It is also possible to glue one magnet inside the instrument with the wood on the concertine then becoming the spacer. I have used the mics for test recording but not yet in a performance situation. I'll rpeort on that when I do. I can't really comment on the comparison as \i haven't tried the other options. My last set was home made by a friend. I had no feedback issue but that would be more relevant to a performance situation.
  7. Wheatstone made a number of 36-button Linotas.
  8. I have a set too. I'm quite pleased with them. In fact, I spent some time discussing the attachment with Gregg. I ended up using a combinaton of small "donut" magnets and the clips. The suction cup didn't work well for me. He has my Dipper in his ebay ads.
  9. That looks very much like a Jones with that air mechanism and the double buttons.
  10. It looks like a New Model Lachenal to me.
  11. Strange. I wonder if this was a scam. It's been taken down now.
  12. Interesting. I see it has a drone. What is the extra button and does it have additional buttons on the treble end?
  13. Hi John, I didn't find a buyer yet. Not the end of the world as I'm pretty happy with it anyway. Have you thought of having the buttons adjusted? I didn't realise you were in the market. Ah well.
  14. I don't do installments but I bet you could get a bank loan.
  15. Still available and back on ebay. Please PM me if you're interested. Selling for US$6300. Get the perfect Christmas present1
  16. I think this is sold. I'll make a contribution once the dust settles!
  17. Further reducing my concertinas, I have listed this 36-button Linota on ebay. I prefer to sell through c.net so pm me if interested.http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181601428363?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  18. 2 days left on Ebay if you wanted it for a better price through this site.......
  19. Thanks Jim. You're right, it is the same instrument.
  20. I have just listed my beloved Jeffries on ebay. It doesn't get enough playing since I have had my Dipper so time to sell. I would prefer to sell via this site so feel free to PM me here. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181597142639?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  21. Clinton, I sold the one you agreed to buy before you disappeared!
  22. Hmm, obviously nobody then. Anyway, I went ahead and bought one . He has made me a special with two goose-neck mics with a belt-mounted pre-amp. A really nice guy to deal with and he tries to address questions and make things suitable for requirements. I'll report back. The price is right.
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