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About Pgidley

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  • Birthday 01/24/1986

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    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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    Contacting Frank Edgley

    Hmm sounds like you'd be better off getting in touch with Colin Dipper for your custom build!
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    Wally Carroll C/G Anglo for Sale

    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!
  3. 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.
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    Queally Sisters

    I read it more as Eve-een, but I've been wrong before - once!
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    Queally Sisters

    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.
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    Queally Sisters

    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.
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    Queally Sisters

    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/
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    Wooden Ended Jeffries In Flat Keys

    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?
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    Concertina Jeffries Maker 39 bits

    Your price isn't showing up. Are you a scammer? Tell the truth!
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    34 button anglo - Maker and date

    Good eye, those do look like Jones papers, as well as the endframe stamp.
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    34 button anglo - Maker and date

    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:
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    My ears are ringing just thinking about it.
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    Irish Music On Wheatstone System?

    Liam O'Brien from Miltown Malbay plays a Wheatstone.
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    Irish Music On Wheatstone System?

    Florence Fahy plays a Wheatstone.
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    I've lowered the price.