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  1. Edeophones with serial numbers around the early 40000s are most likely to have rivetted actions.The later edeophones in the 50000s virtually all tend to have the normal lachenal hook action. I have a new model lachenal treble...which is essentially a 6 sided edeophone.........it has the hook action.I have owned numerous wheatstone treble aeolas and model 22s which have been very very good.But I've always found the new model a little bit better.Like Greg says ....horses for courses......and essential to try something before you buy it.All these instruments have had different lives over the last 100 years, but some I feel must have started life better. Good look with the edeophone hunt.... it'll be a tricky expedition!!
  2. I think that the general consensus wrt lachenals is that the quality varies enormously. There was a thread on it a few years ago.They had a very very good reed maker called Mr. Green ,whose instruments were exceptional, but they also had some pretty average reed makers.....try before you buy!?
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    The Independence!

    Great playing dick....very glad you're back!!
  4. I have a lachenal new model for sale.It is in great condition,has original 5 fold bellows, solid rosewood ends and was restored by Andy Norman about 10 years ago. It is exceptionally airtight, responsive and alive with a great tone and big volume. I am only selling it to fund a tenor treble. I would like £1900 o.v.n.o . and am down in Devon.
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    What our concertinas look like?

    Wolf, I can't remember, sorry.It was definitely in higher pitch than concert....I'm sure Paul will be able to help.
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    What our concertinas look like?

    I'm glad you're both enjoying them!!!...... they're both virtually identical except for the reeds, and they both play really really well and sound( from memory) very similar. I still have their daddy , an identical baritone, here in Devon!!
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    old pitch and temperament - again

    Geoff and Wolf, as far as know it was fine tuned to its original tuning by Colin dipper 6 or 7 years ago.
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    What our concertinas look like?

    Lovely looking concertina Wolf......☺
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    Wooden Ended Tenor Treble Wtb

    I'm still searching......would now consider metal ends
  10. scoopet

    Baritone treble aeola

    No wolf I don't remember.......but that big a rebuild would have been spotted by Monsieur wooff ....
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    Baritone treble aeola

    Yes Wolf!...thank you. there's no mention of replacement ends in the original thread by Geoff so these must have been done since 2014?
  12. Chris algar has a baritone treble aeola for sale at the moment on his website......number 29395. This concertina was discussed in a thread in October 2014 as it was for sale on eBay( sorry I can't do a thread link). As far as i know when on eBay it had its original ends.Does anyone know who made the new ends for it?
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    Desert island concertinas

    I was thinking of somewhere a little warmer than Rockall.........
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    Desert island concertinas

    I'll opt for my brass reeded George case treble.....it plays sweetly and quietly so as to not annoy the natives .........and the reeds won't rust.......
  15. You're allowed to take one concertina.........what one and why...?