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  1. Indeed. 28474 has simply “A.G N.P. 48 keys” I’m always intrigued, if frustrated, about the absence of detail in these cases.
  2. Have you mentioned it to Jim Ellis in Owen Sound? He was at one point on the look out for something similar I think. Hope all is good with you!
  3. So, recently bought via the instruments for sale pages a 48 key Anglo with a ‘proper’ A row - arranged below the D physically but only a tone higher than the G row (plus G/D) giving melodeon like fingering across the rows. Apologies for resurrecting this ancient thread but am kind of curious about Wheatstone model numbers as this one wasn’t marked AG Duet on the ledgers. (28474, 1920). Actually more compact than the instruments I owned previously but pretty intelligently laid out and doesn’t appear to be a duet conversion. Confusing.
  4. Very good beginner to intermediate accordion reeded box. This is in like new condition, but has ‘played in’ bellows. Previous owner has added Jeffries style bellows papers and it is an attractive instrument. It’s a good upgrade from a stagi and certainly better than some basic Lachenals, having metal ends and a riveted action. Designed by Andrew Norman, but not one of the signed ones so maker unknown, being G/D it is slower than an equivalent C/G box but it is capable for Morris or sessions. 6 fold bellows meant that I soon wanted to upgrade this for singing as that’s inevitably limited. 1980 but immaculate. Original case. £600 gbp including UK shipping. more photos/details/layout via email
  5. Hi

    I don't know how up-market beyond hybrid you might like to go, but I am on the verge of selling my 45 key ex Fred Kilroy G/D Jeffries, which I bought years back from Chris Timson of this parish.  I'm selling due to cancer and old age, not because I really want to, but this + some other instruments are not getting played these days.  I have the correspondence from Chris, which explains that this was one of the last Jeffries that Fred sold, as he really liked it.  It's in all round good condition, fine silvered ends and gold marked straps and bellows.  I used to accompany my wife's singing with it, but she also doesn't sing out these days.

    If interested, I guess it would be close to £5000 to purchase.  I live in North Devon and you would be welcome to come and try before you buy, of course.  My curremt treatment involves me attending a hospital 2 hours distant each weekday during most of April and May, but my wife will be home so if interested, I'd be happy to chat.



    1. gavdav


      Thanks Tony - good of you to reach out. I’m going to try a Wheatstone which has a layout more familiar to me, but if it doesn’t work out I might give you a shout, but £5k is probably a stretch for me.

    2. doodle


      Ok - thanks for that, I hadn't 'fixed' on my price yet, so I guess we can talk if you decide to  think further than the Wheatstone.  I expect you know your 'tina's inside out, but if it helps, I had a best period (1920's) Wheatstone 44 key a few years ago and it was definitely really good, but not up to the Jeffries.

    3. gavdav


      Thanks again, I have gone for the Wheatstone as it was a good price (1920s, £3000) and very much suits my needs. I do love a good Jeffries but harder for me to sing over.


      im sure you’ll have no trouble finding a happy home for it. Good luck and best wishes.





  6. Although I’m mainly playing duet these days, I could really do with a decent G/D - hybrid considered but I really need a box to sing against so needs to have plenty of bellows, traditional reeds preferred. What’s available? (missed out timing wise on Simon’s dipper!)
  7. Is this still available? I’m in need of a G/D Anglo again I think.
  8. I have a 61 key top period Aeola (Maccann) fully restored and in concert pitch with good quality original case. Price would be about £2500 plus shipping.
  9. Now sorted with a lovely 61 key Aeola. Thanks.
  10. PM sent, my terrible timing. Looks like good size and range for what I need!
  11. PM sent, my terrible timing. Looks like good size and range for what I need!
  12. What's available? I am UK based and would prefer a wooden ended box, prefer Wheatstone over Lachenal but anything considered, - any maker, metal ends possible, other sizes considered but must go down to C on right hand. Thanks!
  13. I am selling my 1900ish 36 key Anglo in the keys of G/D it's a nice box in superb playing condition, which bears all the hallmarks of a Crabb/Shakespeare/Jeffries style concertina in terms of construction but no makers marks at all - Barleycorn suggested Shakespeare or Crabb. It has nickel silver ends, bone buttons, 6 fold modern bellows. All professionally overhauled and tuned with some rerouted levers, balanced action, all pads and valves sorted out in Nov 2017. Left hand G/G drone key makes this a nice singing box if these are your keys. It plays very well indeed with a nice tone, though the historic retune from whatever it originated in means it can't match a top end Jeffries for bite. I've priced this fairly keenly at 2500GBP but I'd be very interested in taking a mid size Maccann in exchange, and if you have something, please do drop me a line. The concertina also comes with a Hardigg storm case (Peli case) padded with foam, which looks cool and provides excellent protection. I'm based in Liverpool UK but can ship, or meet within reasonable distance. Listed elsewhere, but if sold here will make a donation to c.net
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