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Everything posted by PaddyLosty

  1. Yea, could be. I'm curious if anyone has seen a Crabb 4 digit number written on the reedpan like this on a Jeffries. I understand most were stamped later and pencilled in earlier on (and erased) and if I'm safe to correlate it to Crabb's dating. It would give me a date of 1886 - 100 years older than I am.
  2. Hey folks, I have this 31 button Jeffries with a number written on the reedpan. The way it has bled into the wood makes me think its sharpie or some kind of modern marker, but the number looks vaguely like a 4 digit number starting with 8. It could have been a stamp that has been smudged off. If I look up that number in Geoff Crabb's dating guide, the date is consistent with this style of Jeffries (31 ivory buttons, sycamore action). Has anyone found a Crabb 4 digit number stamped in one of these instruments? Where would it normally be found, or have you seen similar written numbers inside?
  3. Hmm sounds like you'd be better off getting in touch with Colin Dipper for your custom build!
  4. jbrent, best to start a new thread for that question rather than in a thread in the buy/sell. But, what kind of music do you want to play? Where in Ontario are you, I'm on the US border too, near Minnesota!
  5. Just to add another to the pile, my C/G Crabb that Greg Jowaisas restored for me and tuned to 1/5th comma meantone in the process has been fabulous, and I wouldn't dream of going back to equal temperament if given the choice. The only downside I can think of is when a fiddler wants to tune to my A, I have to give them a D to get things close to A440.
  6. I read it more as Eve-een, but I've been wrong before - once!
  7. Yes I have a lovely metal ended 30 button C/G Crabb, early in manufacture relative to most Crabbs and very responsive and with its own unique tone. My plan all along has been to sell it for a Bb/F Jeffries once my spot on the wait list of a contemporary maker comes up, however I'll be sad to let this one go when that time comes.
  8. As a Crabb owner and player, that is awesome to hear. Now I even more desire a Bb/F! What a great tone, and great tune selections.
  9. I've been thoroughly enjoying a new album by Aoibheann and Pamela Queally. I first heard their lovely West Clare music on youtube a few years ago, and was excited to see a CD come out. Glad to say it lived up! Nice concertina tone, haven't had a chance to work out if its an A/E or Bb/F Jeffries yet, but it sounds great. https://thequeallysisters.bandcamp.com/
  10. Hey Richard Thanks for the reply - is your Bb/F a 26 button? How does it compare to the typical 30 button metal ended model in terms of response and tone?
  11. Your price isn't showing up. Are you a scammer? Tell the truth!
  12. Good eye, those do look like Jones papers, as well as the endframe stamp.
  13. I think that is a Lachenal "Special AngloModel." Do the extra buttons play notes, or are they novelty sounds? The bellows look to be in good shape. I've never had my hands on one, but I've heard that they were meant to rival Jeffries. You can see it mentioned in this 1930 price list http://www.concertina.com/pricelists/lachenal/Lachenal-Pricelist-All-c1930.pdf It could also be a New Model - "The finest Anglo that has ever been produced" -- bold claim! It doesn't fit exactly the description of either, but could be somewhere in between. And they may have varied over the years. Here is another thread that talks about them:
  14. My ears are ringing just thinking about it.
  15. Liam O'Brien from Miltown Malbay plays a Wheatstone.
  16. PaddyLosty


    I've lowered the price.
  17. I've uploaded some better photos, the others were a bit blurry. Thanks Pat
  18. Thanks Robin, I sent you a PM with my email contact.
  19. I currently play a lovely C/G 31 button concertina, a very early Crabb that was overhauled by Greg Jowaisas, with beautiful new bellows and tuned in 1/5 comma meantone. I love the concertina, but as luck would have it, I have another long awaited C/G from a contemporary maker coming my way this spring. Since I don't have a need for two C/G anglos, I thought I'd put the feelers out there: Here's a few photos of the Crabb
  20. I bought this Lachenal 2 years ago from Greg Jowiasas. It's been fully restored by him, with newer six fold bellows. I also had him swap the accidentals to Jeffries layout, as that is what I'm used to. It's a really nice player, but I now have a Crabb. Located in Canada but able to ship from USA (I love on the border). Asking $1200 USD. Will post pics and sound samples this weekend. Sold pending payment.
  21. No, when there was a picture of the other side of the instrument there is an additional button on the inside of the left hand C row.
  22. Is it 30 buttons or 31? What is the extra button?
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