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  1. Freddy

    Box to USA

    Thank you everyone for invaluable info! Freddy.
  2. Freddy

    Box to USA

    HI all, Anyone know of restrictions CUSTOMS FEES, VALUE TAX for old concertina (old as in antique restrictions)etc.and/or PAYPAL problems to the USA. Thanks, Freddy.
  3. Lachenal CG. HI THERE, FOR SALE IF YOUR INTERESTED 41 button (bone?) including 2 novelty. Original Nickel plated ends. Ebony frames. Drone button has F push C draw New 7 fold leather bellows and straps, by Dave Leese. Re-padded and valved Long scale reeds. No weighting. Loud and beautiful full resonant tone. Lachenal Hook action. A very responsive player, with tight (as yet, rather stiff new bellows). Serial no. 91313. Date circa 1890s. Weight, only 1350grms. Makes this box a delight to handle Has some slight wood damage to left hand frame.No cracks. Some tarnishing on nickel ends.Various small, age dints on frames. In no way serious, nor affecting solidity or playing performance. I believe this to be one of the higher grade models sold by Lachenal. I use this for both tunes and singing. It is indeed a lovely player with the vintage, classy old steel reeded sound. I have this one for sale as I have taken delivery of another Wheastone. The price is very reasonable for this lovely instrument. At £1,850 or very nearest offer. Cannot upload photos for some reason. Can send separately. THANKS AND REGARDS , Feddy.
  4. Big mistake Geoff... EBONY!
  5. Lachenal CG 41 button (bone?) including 2 novelty. Original Nickel plated ends. Ebony frames. Drone button has F push C draw New 7 fold leather bellows and straps, by Dave Leese. Re-padded and valved Long scale reeds. No weighting. Loud and beautiful full resonant tone. Lachenal Hook action. A very responsive player, with tight (as yet, rather stiff new bellows). Serial no. 91313. Date circa 1890s. Weight, only 1350grms. Makes this box a delight to handle Has some slight wood damage to left hand frame.No cracks. Some tarnishing on nickel ends.Various small, age dints on frames. In no way serious, nor affecting solidity or playing performance. I believe this to be one of the higher grade models sold by Lachenal. I use this for both tunes and singing. It is indeed a lovely player with the vintage, classy old steel reeded sound. I have this one for sale as I have taken delivery of another Wheastone. The price is very reasonable for this lovely instrument. At £1,850 or very nearest offer. Cannot upload photos for some reason. Can send separately.
  6. LACHENAL CG PHOTOS Not sure if these will work, will try again later Lachenal CG 41 button (bone) including 2 novelty. Nickel plated ends. Ivory frames. Drone button has F push C draw New 7 fold leather bellows and straps, by Dave Leese. Re-padded and valved Long scale reeds. No weighting. Loud, full resonant tone. Lachenal Hook action. Very responsive and tight (as yet, rather stiff new bellows). Serial no. 91313. Date circa1890s. Weight, only 1350grms. Makes this box a delight to handle Has some slight wood damage to left hand frame.No cracks. Some tarnishing on ends.Various small age dints on wooden frame. In no way serious, nor affecting solidity or playing performance.I believe this to be one of the higher grade models sold by Lachenal. I use this for both tunes and singing. It is indeed a lovely player with the vintage, classy old steel reeded sound. I have this one for sale as I recently took delivery of another Wheastone. The price is very reasonable for this genuine, fine instrument. At £2,000 or nearest offer. Wakker A3 in FC : 31Domed metal buttons. With customized, low 3mm button travel. Raised Ebonised Hardwood Ends. 7 Fold, all black, Wakker bellows. Parallel reed pans for optimum reed dimensions. Finest quality hand made steel reeds. Long scale and no weighting. This instrument has a beautiful rich tone. Well balanced and mellow rather than strident. With bass notes to die for. As good or better than any Linota I have handled! Waiting time for this model new is around 2 to 2 1/2 years. Lovely smooth and fast riveted action. Very tight and responsive. Serial no.0711, made July 2007. I purchased in March 2012 Weight, an extremely light. 1236 grams. Just has usual slight bumps and marks for age. Reason for selling. I have purchased a new 40 button from Wakker Concertinas. The price on this anglo is £3,250 ono. THE WAKKER ANGLO IS NOW SOLD! PHOTOS TO FOLLOW.... thanks.
  7. Hi Ivanhoe, Just saw your add. If your interested I have a fully refurbished 40b.and drone, Cg, Lachenal, Steel ends, brand new 7f. bellows. Going for 1,750 pounds. Regards, Rob.
  8. LACHENAL AND WAKKER ANGLO'S for sale! (Not able to rectify the heading) Lachenal CG : 41button (bone) including 2 novelty. Nickel plated ends. Ivory frames. Drone button has F push/C draw New 7 fold leather, papered bellows and straps, by Dave Leese. Re-padded and valved. Re-tuned 3 years ago Long scale reeds. No weighting. Loud, full resonant tone. Lachenal Hook action. Very responsive and tight (as yet, rather stiff, new bellows). Serial no. 91313. Date late 1890s I believe. Weight, only 1350grms. Makes this box a delight to handle Some cosmetic damage to left and right hand frame. In no way serious, nor affecting solidity or playing performance. I believe this to be one of the higher grade models sold by Lachenal. Have used this box for both tunes and singing.Lots of chord possibility's.Great for ITM. Can played really loud if needed. A really nice box, with the vintage, classy, steel reeded sound. I am selling as I recently took delivery of a Wheastone Anglo, The price.., really very reasonable for a genuine piece of history. £1950 Case included. Wakker A3 in FC : 31Dome metal buttons. With customized, low 3mm button travel. Raised Ebonised Hardwood Ends. 7 Fold, all black, Wakker bellows. Excellent condition. Parallel reed pans for optimum reed dimensions. Finest quality, hand made steel reeds. Long scale and no weighting. This instrument has a beautiful rich tone. Well balanced and mellow rather than strident. With bass notes (that can be played loud or soft) to die for. As good or better than the Linota's I have handled ! To play tunes or sing on a quality FC tuned instrument somehow seems more pleasurable. Lovely smooth and fast riveted action. Very tight and responsive. Serial no.0711, made July 2007. I purchased in March 2012 Weight:[attachment: an extremely light 1236 grams. Just has usual slight bumps and marks for age. Waiting time for a new A3 is around 2 to 2 1/2 years. Reason for selling. I recently purchased a new 40 button from Wim Wakker Case included in sale. The price on this anglo is £3500. Buyers Pay Postage
  9. That was really cool... Yeah, Yeah Yeah!
  10. Last night on Ebay. A 48 button anglo went for 3,700 pounds!
  11. GERRY, I FOUND THIS. I THINK THIS IS THE MELLOR YOU ASK ABOUT. STEPHEN CHAMBERS Around a century ago the concertina and concertina bands were at the peak of their popularity with working men in the industrial towns of the North of England. The following recollections by Harold Mellor of Ashton-under-Lyne2 —‘an amateur player of the English [concertina], having learned this instrument as far back as 1899’—take us right back to that time. But it should be remembered in reading them that they are written in the first person, and that they were first published almost sixty years ago: Two of the best-known players in the North, some thirty years ago, were the Astley Brothers, Joe and Arthur. It has been said that Joe could get more out of the 48-key Treble than any other man in England. I have heard that he never played any other than a 48-key. Arthur Astley3 (who, incidentally, was my old teacher) was a grand exponent of the Baritone and, on one occasion, won a Baritone Edeophone at the Crystal Palace,4 offered by Lachenal’s for the best Baritone solo. He died recently, but this particular instrument which he won is still in the possession of an Oldham player. I saw it quite recently, and it is still in good condition. Joe Astley5 died many years ago. He kept a cycle and music shop in Manchester Street, Oldham, where one could always obtain the best models [of concertina] and Concertina music. I should say that quite 50 per cent of the instruments sold in the North about thirty to forty years ago passed through his hands. He was, incidentally, the founder and leader of the Oldham Concertina Band.6 The concertina scene in Oldham seems to have been a flourishing one in the late nineteenth century, and in 1888 the concertina artist ‘Professor’ John Hill Maccann was able to name the following concertina dealers and teachers there:7 Oldham, Lancashire. --James Pallitt [sic, read Pollitt],8 131, Yorkshire Street, (Dealer); Collins, 23, Mumps, (Dealer); J. Taylor, 92, Round Tom Road (Teacher Anglo); J. Astley (Teacher, Dealer Duet and English). He also noted that a successful band already existed by mentioning that ‘Mr. Joseph Astley, of Oldham, Lancashire, has—a Band who can give a good account of themselves’.9 In that same year (1888) Astley was elsewhere listed as a ‘concertinist’ at 1, Pendleton Street, Oldham,10 though at the time of his marriage five years earlier he had been employed as a ‘Cotton Piecer’.11 In 1891 he was a ‘Music Dealer’ at 21, Railway Road12 and by 1895 a ‘cycle agent & professor of the concertina’ at 4, Railway Road.13 Soon afterwards, Astley moved to 188, Manchester Street, where the business was to remain, and this is the address overprinted on a Price List of PICA, 4 (2007) Page 27
  12. Nice tunes Boney! Rusty Gulley and Alnwick Lads especially. Thanks, Freddy
  13. Thanks a million for your help Pete..! This is a treasure trove of tunes. The software is also a gem. Are there any more fans of this style of music that play it on anglo? I don't seem to see much discussion on the theads. Freddy
  14. I'm currently getting to master the tune The Charlesworth Hornpipe on anglo. This tune I consider one of the hardest and interesting 'new Old English Hornpipes, (for me at least) I play. I was wondering if anyone had any pointers or links to these old type of tunes. Be it Digital files, CDs, Videos or indeed anything that I may listen to... I play by ear, so a software to slow down recordings and\or transpose would also be a fantastic help. Thanks for reading, FREDDY
  15. There is more information added to my previous rushed post about my sale - see original for details. Thanks Freddy.
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