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  1. Thanks to Paul and Jim - these are indeed both excellent boxes, and I'll be more tahn a little sorry to lose the key flexibility. Both of them have really changed my mind about the whole accordion reed debate and improved my playing massively, but I'm ready to invest in some more buttons! all the bet Gav
  2. hopefully edited to add (slighty blurry) pics ?? not sure how it all works!
  3. Selling here, hopefully rather than sending eBay wards... A 30 key Tedrow Standard in C/G with wooden ends, delrin buttons, six fold leather bellows with lachenal fancy papers. It has a great concertina sound despite the accordion style reeds, and a tremendously fast action. was £1200 reduced to £1000 for quick sale, plus postage at cost Would suit a player looking to upgrade from a lachenal or starter instrument or similar. In stunning condition. Cased in standard modern square concertina hard case. Photos now added more information as required, local or travelling players are welcome to test drive. I'd prefer to sell in the UK due to the complexities and anguish of shipping. thanks Gav (please note Edgley has sold, am unable to edit thread title!)
  4. I was going to suggest that it was a modern miniature english - either Stagi or chinese made (more likely) but not sure.
  5. gavdav

    G/D wanted

    Me too, sadly the dollar has shifted somewhat against the pound - I bought a G/D Edgley and a C/G Tedrow at bargain basement prices when the dollar was 2:1 last year, these days prices are substantially more...
  6. I have a C/G Tedrow Standard and a G/D Edgley Professional - both are excellent, both would make anyone happy for the money and they both have their pros and cons. Both vary a little from the standard "traditional design" - hex bolts on the tedrow and unusual, but ergonomic handles, and generally traditional looks on the edgley but with off centre screws. Both are individual maker's attempts to improve on things - I find the hex bolts great for the very occasional tinkering I've had to do. The Tedrow is lighter, but then the reeds are smaller and it is wooden ended. As a result it feels a little quicker, but it is only a six fold bellows, whereas the Edgely is a seven fold and comes in more handy for singing. In general either box would be better than a bog standard lachenal in terms of developing your own playing. Morse's are also great, and very fast and very light, though having had a reed foul on one of my boxes I had an easy repair that would have been harder with waxed in reeds. Norman's are good too, but harder to find examples of. If you ahve any specific comparison questions, send me a private message and I'll try and answer.
  7. <blush> well, thanks I'm only really interested as Bb/F and Ab/Eb boxes are currently available in 26 key configs, which are lovely for singing for me, as well as the fact I can *afford* a 26 key Ab Jeffries, but not a 40 key one
  8. Intersting - so there are three empty reed chambers. hmm.
  9. well seeing as It is possible to play irish music on a 26 key,after all who use the top three buttons on the right hand side,the really squeaky ones.I reckon 26 keys concertina[if it doesnt need any repair] at that price is worth it.verey soon people will be copping on to 26 keys and they will become a lot more expensive. in fact if Ihad tthe money Iwould buy it myself Not bad, but I'd expect a 30 key lachenal to not be much more in the mahogany configuration, whilst put off by the inordinately high price I was more tempted by this. http://www.themusicroom-online.co.uk/produ...roducts_id/4219 Played it and loved it, but a lot of bread for a 26 key jones.
  10. I think somewhat less than that to restore - new bellows are available from about $300 unless you want to go down a perfect replica route, the rest isn't likely to run to 2k, though as bidding has now passed the $2500 mark, the question of good value is certainly valid!!!
  11. Hi folks. I've recently come across a couple of 26 key boxes, which whilst obviously slightly restrictive were nonetheless excellent. Does anyone have any idea what are "fair" prices for these? One was a Jeffries, the other a Jones. On another line, given that some 26 key boxes clearly use uncut endplates from 30 key instruments can they be extended? What, for example does a 26 key jeffries reedpan look like. Idle curiosity. cheers Gav
  12. I'd be more concerned that the photo of them appears to have been taken through a big hole in the bellows... But what do you think of it? Crabb, Jeffries copy? I'd say Crabb, 1890ish. Apart from being a ) 26 key and b ) in terrible condition, it's a ringer for the 30 key 1890 Bb/F I sold to Greg Jowaisas. Geoff told me that Crabb were making Jeffries endplates and other parts at this time anyway, hence the similarities. As previously mentioned the right hand cartouche/uncut fretwork suggests Crabb.
  13. I'd totally agree. Looks to me like late 19th century Crabb endplates. Certainly not very Wheatstone. Not sure what state it is in - reed shoes look like they are popping out of the boards which may be warped.
  14. the bonus with the bag I bought is that the two single hard cases fit inside snugly, don't move about and you effectively then have a double hard case with a canvas outer and shoulder straps.
  15. Though I'm guessing this is a long dead thread, I thought I'd share my discovery of the day - I have now acquired a G/D and a C/G and want to be able to cart both about with me to sessions. Having looked into various double case options they all seemed a little prohibitive price-wise. I took a bit of a risk on a double bass drum pedal bag off ebay, and having now received it it is a perfect fit for my two hard cases - like a glove and means the two seperate cases zip together into a single unit. I imagine you can pick one of these up for about $20-30. The weight of two hard cases may be marginally more than that of a custom double but I'm really happy with the flexibility of just zipping a box shaped bag around the two cases. And I don't have two spare cases kicking about... the bag I bought was this one, thought there may be a number of other options if you search for double pedal case or bongo case. http://tinyurl.com/4g2f57 hope it helps someone.
  16. thanks guys. My post was from 2004 - thankfully I've acquired a concertina (or two, hopefully) since then. thanks anyhow. Gav
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    yikes. blast from the past, that is either the dead ringer (and a pretty rare one) for the first box I ever bought, or the very one. Wish I still owned it, and you wouldn't believe what I originally paid... sob...
  18. I had the chance to play the listed instrument when I was in Canada recently - far better than just about any lachenal I've ever played. Nice, solid action and a good sound. Certainly I've played some wheatstones that were no better. aesthetics are personal taste.
  19. For accordion reeded boxes by well known makers I'm looking around the $1400-$1800 mark, however I've undoubtedly benefitted from the weak US dollar.
  20. Simply that the second hand market is cheaper than the new market! ...and having bought a well priced C/G on here recently and seen similar G/Ds over the past few months thought it was worth asking...
  21. It sounds like a great box, however, significantly above my price bracket, and undoubtedly an instrument I'd struggle to do justice to!
  22. Well, I'm back into anglo playing in a big way and am looking for an affordable G/D box for session playing. I would prefer to pay by paypal, due to sticking it on my credit card! I'm based in the UK and am looking for something with a fast, solid action, so a lachenal is unlikely to suit. Happy with accordion reeds - Marcus, Tedrow, Morse, Edgley etc. anyone have anything they need to part with? Cheers Gav
  23. as title suggests. I'm UK based but looking for a playable box with a nice action for duets with G/C diatonic accordion. I have a good quality Crabb on loan but would liek something of my own for takign out. Recently played Morse and Marcus boxes and previously tried all the others. If anyone has anyhting to offer, regardless of location please drop me a personal mesage or reply here. many thanks Gav
  24. apologies to all those who tried to email me over this - I thought I'd got zero response, then checked the email account to which my mail is actually forwarded. <cue embarrassment> For those who enquired, the box is still available, and those wishing to contact me should use the following address gavindavenport@argonaut-sheffield.com I'll take photos this weekend and forward them to those who enquired. all the best Gavin
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